The 4th edition
From June 9th to 13th, the 4th edition of NewImages Festival – with the support of the Africa2020 Season – continued to explore new frontiers and imaginary worlds, challenging tomorrow’s experiences and storytelling and making the best of immersive creation accessible for everyone
– Some key figures
8 000 visitors
In the center of Paris
3 000 visits
Per day in XR3
Professionals of 46 different nationalities
41 XR projects
They are selected by the XR Financing Market
Between the 82 producers and 94 Decision Makers
As part of the Africa2020 Season, this unprecedented focus have celebrated the young African creation with
The time-lapse video series “Portraits of African cities” was projected on our 180 screen and allowed the public to enter the ruins of the Kushite Empire and learn about the Sudan’s Black Pharaohs
“Chosi Chosi”, a unique video mapping on the Church of Saint-Eustache inspired by the iintsomi (African folk tales). A travel across time, space and cultures!
The exhibition “Re/Member Your Descendants” by Xabiso Vili and Sonwabo Valashiya featuring augmented photography, illustrations, poems, music and interviews to invent new forms of communication between South African youth and their ancestral roots
“Kandaka and the Black Pharaohs”, a film which is specifically designed for our 180° screen and which allowed the public to enter the ruins of the Kushite Empire and learn about the Sudan’s Black Pharaohs
– The 2021 XR Financing Market
Unique in Europe in terms of openness to immersive creations as a whole (films, modern art, games, live shows…) the XR Financing Market has provided 82 project leaders with expertise from no less than 94 Decision Makers.
The XR Financing Market awarded its best project prize to Lights!, an immersive and interactive experience, co-produced by Les Films du Tambour de Soie (FR), Small Creative (FR) and Auteurs&Cies (FR).
The 3rd Taiwan XR Residency – initiated by NewImages Festival, the French Office in Taipei, and the Kaohsiung FilmFestival – has named Mathieu Pradat as the new resident for his project Encounters produced by La prairie productions and SoWhen? He will receive up to €10,000 in funding which will help him develop his project during the 6 to 8 weeks of his residency in Kaohsiung.
XR3, a virtual exhibition co-curated by NewImages Festival, Cannes XR and the Tribeca Film Festival
The three VR selections were showcased at the Museum of Other Realities (MOR), a breathtaking virtual exhibition space in which each room have hosted an original and inventive scenography, specially designed for this momentous occasion by the selected artists.
– The Industry Days
The Industry Days were hosted by experts from the XR industry. Come from all over the world or remotely, they presented and shared the latest trends in technological creation.
Talks, case studies, debates and workshops by XR industry experts and renowned speakers. See who was be there for the Industry Days.
NewImages Festival gathered international actors of the XR sphere to check on the state of immersive creation and give the impulse for tomorrow’s projects.
– New multimedia content
On the occasion of the 4th edition of Newmages Festival, an audio series have been produced by NewImages Festival in addition to a few interviews in partnership with NewImages Festival and carried out by students from Estienne School (2020-2021).
The audio series talking about the panafrican vision of extended
The interview series that makes talk artists and professionals from the XR industry
– According to director of NewImages Festival
« We made the bet of an edition as international as possible, despite the sanitary and geographical restrictions. It precisely seemed necessary for us to allow for even wider access to the artworks, by co-producing the virtual exhibition XR3, and adding several satellite locations from around the world to it, but also by welcoming artists from the African continent. Immersive art offers a genuine knowledge of other lived experiences, other cultures. It becomes the medium that can rekindle our link with parallel realities. While Jean Rouch’s camera observed the trance in the ceremonies of Dogon people from the outside, immersion can in turn give us an unprecedented experience of it. » Michael Swierczynski
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Hosted by the Forum des images (a cultural institution subsidized by Paris City Hall), NewImages Festival was born in January 2018, when the Paris Virtual Film Festival (created in June 2016) and l Love Transmédia (launched in 2011) merged into a single entity.