Harry Potter director David Yates and Irish director Jim Sheridan are among the filmmakers taking part in the inaugural Digital Biscuit at the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin later this month.

The three-day event from January 24-26 will focus on "Ireland's capabilities as a creative and technological leader in innovative film and television production" and will include interviews, talks, product launches and more.

Among the other digital filmmakers who will be attending Digital Biscuit are Irish Oscar winner Richard Baneham (VFX, Avatar), Chris Nee (creator of Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins), Darragh O’Connell (Brown Bag Films) and Ciarán Donnelly (director, The Tudors, Vikings).

Also in attendance will be Robert Levine, author of Free Ride: How the Internet Is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back.

Organised by the Screen Directors' Guild of Ireland (SDGI), Digital Biscuit will open with a screening of Keanu Reeves' digital cinema documentary Side by Side at the IFI and will also stage two competitions for young filmmakers in animation and short films.

For competition and ticket details, visit: www.digitalbiscuit.ie.

Director and Chairman of SDGI, Ciarán Donnelly, said: "Digital Biscuit will place creatives at its core while also serving as a digital expo for new technologies. We want to improve the production capabilities of our most talented creators, from the simplest ideas to the highest budgets."