In 2019, NewImages Festival asserted itself as a leading event in the international calendar of professionals in the XR sector and digital creation. The challenge was to propose an offer for the greater public and professionals alike, and was met with success.
A look back in number on this second edition which took place June 19-23 2019
95 submitted projects from 27 different
immersive experiences presented
600 accredited professionals at the Industry Days
XR Financing Market
50 participants, 110 projects submitted and 40 selected 350 pre-organized individualized meetings for the participants
An exceptional jury
A prestigious, internationally renowned jury was tasked with the difficult challenge of ranking the different experiences presented during the competition.
(director, “Jurassic World”)
(choreographer and director)
(producer, Legendary Films, executive producer of “Carne y Arena”, by A.G. Iñarritu)
(Taiwanese new media artist)
A diverse corpus of XR work
The 2019 selection proposed a large panorama of works: immersive experiences, augmented reality exhibitions, sound installations, concerts, interactive stories on mobile or the big screen…
NewImages Festival asserted itself as one of the only events entirely dedicated to immersive creation and new forms of image and narrations. Besides, the public had the exclusive chance to discover the first episode of “Vader Immortal: Star Wars VR” as well as three VR experiences from director Jan Kounen, including his long-awaited installation: “Ayahuasca”.
Professional talks with international experts
The world’s best experts came to present the latest trends in XR creation. Among them:
Executive in charge, ILMxLAB (USA)
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Dreamscape Immersive (Suisse)
Head of Digital Services, The National Gallery (UK)
VP Production, Magic Leap (USA)
Tommy Chia-Wen Chang
Technical manager, HTC VIVE (Taiwan)
Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company (R-U)
CEO & Founder, Kaleidoscope (USA)
zoom sur l’édition 2019
XR Financing Market
Focus Taiwan : une alliance inédite
The spotlight was on Taiwanese creation thanks to an unprecedented focus allowing for the creation of a strong alliance between the two countries.
A delegation of 30 professionals and Taiwanese creators was present, and visitors were able to discover different Taiwanese VR experiences (amongst them many firsts).
Attending Industry Days this year:
- « Tommy » Chia-Wen Chang(HTC Vive Originals)
- Singing Chen (Director)
- « Apu » Pu-Yuan Cheng (Funique VR)
- Aurélien Dirler (Taipei’s French office)
- Hsin-Chien Huang (New media creator)
- Wen-Hao Huang (Digital Art Foundation, Taipei)
- « John » Han-Chiang Hsu (Director)
- « Grace » Huai-Chin Lee (Kaohsiung Film Festival VR & Kaohsiung VR FILM LAB)
- « James » Quo-Ping Lin (National Palace Museum, Taipei)
- Ya-Lun Tao (Artist)
- Tsung-Han Tsai(Screenwriter and director)
- Estela Valdivieso Chen (Serendipity Films)
- « Aimee » Sin-Yi Yao (Kaohsiung VR FILM LAB)
- Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris
VR Residency France – TaiwanPro
The very first French-Taiwanese VR residency creation was initiated during this event, thanks to the historical partnership sealed between Newlmages Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival and the French Office in Taipei. It made it possible for a young French creator – Yann Deval – to go to Kaohsiung in order to develop his project, with the support of the most prominent local professionals.