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September 15, 2021

A Step Toward The OASIS (1/5): A Mirage

“We aim to create a platform like OASIS.” - If you are interested in the XR industry as of 2020, you may have heard this quote at least once, or even said it yourself. Has the concept in a specific n…

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September 9, 2021

Hybrid event LFF Expanded is back at the BFI London Film Festival 2021

The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, today announced the complete lineup for LFF Expanded, the Festival’s immersive art and XR strand, which will run from 6-17 October …

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September 8, 2021

“Our goal at VIFF is to aim for distribution” - Brian Seth Hurst, Caitlin Burns (VIFF Immersed)

The Vancouver International Film Festival has just announced its selections for the 2021 VIFF Immersed International Competition and Exhibition. The program also includes the VIFF Immersed profession…

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September 7, 2021

"Take the potential and vitality of human interaction and heighten it with VR” - Ferryman Collective, CoAct Productions (WELCOME TO RESPITE)

Presented at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of their Immersive Lineup and now in competition at the Venice Film Festival, "The Severance Theory: Welcome to Respite" is a virtual reality production…

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September 6, 2021

Atlas V unveils Astrea, a new key player in the XR distribution business

French immersive studio Atlas V announces the launch of a sister company dedicated to the distribution of immersive content - publishing and sales to broadcasters, LBE theaters and events.

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September 3, 2021

VR Videogame THE LAST WORKER unveils an A-star casting including british actor Jason Isaacs

Wired Productions, Oiffy and Wolf & Wood today revealed the world-class talent delivering the inspired narrative in the forthcoming, award nominated adventure, THE LAST WORKER.

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September 2, 2021

[Case Study] Interview with Gina Kim on BLOODLESS and TEARLESS

For her work BLOODLESS, Gina Kim received the Best VR Story Award from the Venice Film Festival in 2017. TEARLESS, the second installment of her trilogy on US military comfort women. I had the chance…

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September 1, 2021

"VR filmmakers have a level of responsibility towards their audience" - Albert Millis (Open City Docs - Expanded Realities)

New Expanded Realities curator Albert Millis has just completed the immersive selection for the next Open City Documentary Festival 2021 (in venues across London between 8th – 14th September 2021 and…

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August 30, 2021

“We want Taiwan to be at the technological and creative forefront of the XR industry” - Celeste Ting, Aurélien Dirler (TAICCA)

The Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) which supports immersive artists and producers will present an impressive collection of 7 works in the next Venice VR line-up. As the festival will go to a…

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August 17, 2021

"Animation was a key element to create emotion" - Audrey Pacart (MARCO & POLO GO ROUND)

Producer between France and Canada, Audrey Pacart is passionate about innovation. From projects (MARCO & POLO GO ROUND) to events (Tribeca Immersive, the KIF in France this fall), she is involved in …

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August 13, 2021

"The inherent power of VR is to change our perspective on a story" - Nim Shapira, Roi Lev (BYSTANDING: THE FEINGOLD SYNDROME)

Premiering at Tribeca last month, BYSTANDING: THE FEINGOLD SYNDROME is a hybrid docufiction immersive experience. Part testimonial, part expressive animations, part sociological study, BYSTANDING use…

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August 11, 2021

A Guide to Virtual Reality: Top 9 Experiences about Space

For a few years now, VR content releases have been multiplying, and that's good news! Whether you are a beginner or not, here is a first guide to the best immersive content available - A selection by…

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August 10, 2021

Post Reality and No Normal: NEWVIEW AWARDS are back!

Psychic VR Lab Co. Ltd. has today announced the return of the annual NEWVIEW AWARDS. This year will see a global panel of judges select the best AR, VR and MR artistic creations and determine the win…

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August 5, 2021

Decoding XR: PAPER BIRDS, German Heller

With a festival tour beginning in 2020 (and ongoing), the two parts of PAPER BIRDS have been available on the Oculus store since early July. On this occasion, let's go back to the production of this …

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August 3, 2021

“WebAR is a game changer for creators and industries” - Tom Emrich (8th Wall)

Passionate about augmented reality, Tom Emrich works for 8th Wall, a pioneer company in this field, based in Palo Alto, California. 8th Wall is on a mission to make augmented reality for everyone and…

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July 30, 2021

"We must stand for the independence of creation in virtual reality" - Michel Reilhac (Venice VR Expanded)

The Virtual Reality section of the Venice Film Festival (La Mostra, included in the more global art event called the Biennale) returns in September 2021. A pioneer of the genre among A-festivals, Ven…