Pause Fest is a springboard for creative industries that operate within the digital realm to meet, inspire, learn, launch and collaborate. Our ambition is to enable creative collaborations around the globe and to promote digital culture as the focal point of an annual festival.
Throughout the year, Pause Fest operates as an online community, offering an international space for collaboration, sharing and creative engagement. Pause Fest converges motion, interactive and digital artform platforms to deliver on-screen content, workshops, keynote presentations, interactive installations and panel forums.
Pause Fest is in its third year and the fifth incarnation. In 2013 alone, we planted seeds in Perth and Croatia, shared knowledge with hundreds of creatives and initiated experiences with studios around the globe. We have had a stellar year so far that started with reforming the team – the very foundation of Pause – and continued to include expanding the festival’s core offer and deciding to move it to February when everyone is cheerful, warm and relaxed. We were also shortlisted at the London International Awards, Music&Sound and Create Awards, which is really plenty for someone’s side project.
The theme for Pause Fest 2014 is Connected, not just because in nature everything is connected, moreover we want to give you access to the finest samples from the different categories of the creative economy in Australia.
In short, we are thrilled to be presenting you with the extraordinary achievements of some of the greatest creatives, artists, entrepreneurs and idea makers of digital culture. We invite you to join us in celebration and to support the movement.
From the founder, George Hedon