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September 23, 2020

“How to invite the audience to close their eyes” - Glen Neath (DOUBLE)

DOUBLE, the first installment of DARKFIELD RADIO, was the first audio-only work presented at the Venice Film Festival. Find out more about it in our interview to Glen Neath, artistic director at DARK…

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September 20, 2020

"We wanted to hold this virtual world in our hands" - Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria (MINIMUM MASS)

Long-awaited interactive experience MINIMUM MASS (Selected at New Frontier Story Lab 2018, winner of the Cristal for the Best VR Work at XR@Annecy 2020) is finally here! As an immersive graphic novel…

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September 15, 2020

"You immerse yourself as a spectator, then you become a participant" - Michelle Kranot (THE HANGMAN AT HOME)

When we discussed THE HANGMAN AT HOME with its co-creator Michelle Kranot, it was only one of 2 projects produced by the french company Floréal Films on competition at Venice VR Expanded. Since then,…

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September 14, 2020

“MIRROR is an R&D laboratory for Atlas V” - Pierre Zandrowicz (MIRROR: THE SIGNAL)

A pioneer of immersive fiction in France with I, PHILIP (2016), Pierre Zandrowicz has never ceased to explore new narrative horizons, with live performance and Bartabas on EX ANIMA EXPERIENCE (2019),…

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September 10, 2020

"You want the viewer to get the reality of this odissey" - Maria Courtial (1ST STEP)

If you have been part of a VR festival lately, you didn’t miss Faber Courtial messages from space. 2ND STEP and their latest VR film 1ST STEP are widely selected worldwide. We spoke with Maria Courti…

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September 6, 2020

“VR offers a much deeper and intimate connection to the audience” – German Heller (PAPER BIRDS)

Whenever I try VR, there is one thing I cannot help but be fascinated by. It is the way it takes you to a different world than you are used to and for a moment makes it even more real than the realit…

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September 4, 2020

“To change the way that we hold that history in our bodies” - Randall Okita & David Oppenheim (THE BOOK OF DISTANCE)

Some months ago, I bumped into a review of some immersive works presented at the Sundance Film Festival and one of them caught my attention.

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August 30, 2020

"A completely new way of experiencing a festival" - Liz Rosenthal & Michel Reilhac (Venice VR Expanded)

In one of its most precious homes, immersive creation is reinvented online with a special Venice VR Expanded program, bringing together 44 projects as it does every year. A special edition which we d…

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July 22, 2020

"We were bold enough to operate everything as a live immersive show" - Tupac Martir (Vaal x Satore)

We had a chance to discuss immersive storytelling and more with artist Tupac Martir last year after Venice VR (see the interview by the great Agnese Pietrobon). As Creative director of the London-bas…

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July 14, 2020

“We have to make content that is going to speak to everyone” - Victor Agulhon (TARGO)

One of the main problems in relation to immersive productions is the audience: how can we make more people interested in this medium?

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May 10, 2020

"I feel that animation is an awesome tool to enhance VR" - Van Phan (UPSTANDER)

As part of Tribeca Immersive - Cinema 360, UPSTANDER was screened few days in April on Oculus TV. A great opportunity to discover how the immersive medium could speak about bullying at school. We met…

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May 8, 2020

" I want to give artists a high-quality experience of our festival" - Michel Reilhac (Venice VR)

Venice VR is not only an immersive festival and one of the most beautiful venue to showcase VR. Filmmakers and producers are also welcome all year long to work on their project through the Biennale C…

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May 2, 2020

"New ideas are emerging to keep our festival alive" - Michael Swierczynski (NewImages)

Building bridges with Asia (a strong partnership with Taiwan) and other continents (Africa was guest of honor 2020), this 100% immersive festival in the heart of Paris is gaining in importance each y…

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April 23, 2020

“Forget the technology and remember the story and the emotions” - Ricardo Laganaro (A LINHA)

When you read something as a child you do not only enjoy a story. Everything about it comes to life around you: the voices, the sounds, the smells, the colors, even the tastes. There is no separation…

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April 22, 2020

“I use space to drive the story” – Shao Qing (BLACK BAG)

With its ability to create a rhythmic, spatial & particularly dark narrative, BLACK BAG is to virtual reality what film noir is to the cinema. A strange odyssey to discover quickly!

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April 17, 2020

"Tribeca Immersive is a reflection of the diversity of creators across the globe" - Loren Hammonds (Tribeca Immersive)

Due to the current situation, Tribeca Festival had to cancel his physical event and found its way online (see the complete line up). For the Immersive part the Cinema360 program will air on Oculus fr…