The ninth-annual Digital Video Expo West is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center this coming Sunday, December 4th thru Friday, December 9th. Digital Video Expo West, hosted by CMP Media’s Digital Video Group, is the industry-leading event for professionals working in audio, broadcasting, digital photography, independent filmmaking, lighting, visual effects, video and high definition technology.

The six-day event includes certification training in Apple, Avid, and Adobe, conferences on the technical, legal and business challenges facing the video industry, the sixth-annual DV Film Fest, and an exhibit hall where market-leading companies such as Apple, Arri, Autodesk Media & Entertainment, B&H, Canon, Panasonic, Sachtler, and Sony will be showcasing their latest gear and gadgets. World-renowned speakers will be conducting the conference sessions on a variety of topics which will help professionals understand the challenges facing the industry today. Topics include Lighting for the Digital Image, Shooting Documentaries, Hollywood Films and Action Sports, HD Checklist for Motion Graphics Artists, Successfully Producing DVD Projects, Editing HDV, and High-End Results with Digital Video Cameras.

DV Film Fest will also be celebrating its sixth anniversary this winter by continuing to honor emerging talent by screening independent digital films with intriguing subject matter, robust scripts and foresights that push the digital envelope. This year’s festival includes three programs taking place December 7th and 8th and will culminate with the awards for Best Feature and Best Short on Friday, December 9 in the Panasonic Theatre, located on the DV Expo West show floor. For further information, please visit

Attendees have several options to choose from including a certification package, a VIP 4-day conference package, a 1- or 2-day conference package, or an Exhibits pass, with conference panel and DV Film Festival upgrade options. Registration will be available onsite at the Los Angeles Convention. For more information, please visit .