2019 Edition

Festival NewImages 2019. Forum des images. Paris, France. Le 22/06/2019


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.

In numbers

A look back in number on this second edition which took place June 19-23 2019

11 100

VR Competition

95 submitted projects from 27 different

immersive experiences presented

Industry days

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

2 spectacles

An exceptional jury

A prestigious, internationally renowned jury was tasked with the difficult challenge of ranking the different experiences presented during the competition.

Colin Trevorrow

Jury President

(director, “Jurassic World”)

Blanca Li

(choreographer and director)

Katie Calhoon

(producer, Legendary Films, executive producer of “Carne y Arena”, by A.G. Iñarritu)

Hsin-Chien Huang

(Taiwanese new media artist)

A diverse corpus of XR work

Festival NewImages 2019. Forum des images. Paris, France. Le 22/06/2019

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:

Vicki Dobb-Becks
Executive in charge, ILMxLAB (USA)

Ronald Menzel
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Dreamscape Immersive (Suisse)

Lawrence Chiles
Head of Digital Services, The National Gallery (UK)

Dan Lehrich
VP Production, Magic Leap (USA)

Tommy Chia-Wen Chang
Technical manager, HTC VIVE (Taiwan)

Sarah Ellis
Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company (R-U)

René Pinnell
CEO & Founder, Kaleidoscope (USA)

Festival NewImages 2019. Forum des images. Paris, France. Le 22/06/2019

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:

VR Residency France – Taiwan


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.

The festival partners in 2019

Official partners

Institut français
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Bureau Français de Taipei
Centre culturel de Taiwan à Paris
France TV
Copie Privée
Ministère de la culture

Affiliated partners

Forum des Halles
Sony Playstation
Diversion cinema
TV5 Monde
Église Saint-Eustache
Cap Digital

Media partners

20 Minutes
Vivre Paris
France Info
Le Bonbon
Usbek & Rica
Les Inrockuptibles
Laval Virtual

Discover 2020 edition

NewImages Festival 2020