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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 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 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…

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July 28, 2021

"THE INFINITE exhibition is a collective, immersive and original choreography" - Julie Tremblay, Myriam Achard (PHI Centre)

Since July 21, Montreal has been hosting the immersive exhibition THE INFINITE based on virtual reality films shot on the International Space Station (ISS) thanks to a partnership with NASA and a col…

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July 22, 2021

"We want to explore our creative universes to the maximum, on many supports" - Antoine Cayrol (Atlas V)

A very active figure in the XR industry, Antoine Cayrol is the co-founder of Atlas V studio (and before that of OKIO STUDIO). Production, distribution, networking... He seems to be present on all fro…

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July 20, 2021

"New media experiences should be inspired by the video game industry” - Nicolas Pelloille-Oudart (ØRÐESA, UNMAZE)

Despite a global pandemic, the French creative studio Hiver Prod has not been idle and has adapted to the circumstances to offer two interactive experiences distributed by Arte in less than a year: t…

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July 18, 2021

“5G technology will accelerate the discovery of immersive creative content” - Morgan Bouchet, Guillaume Brunet (Orange)

The Cannes 2021 event for immersive creation was the presentation of EVOLVER's prologue - A project co-produced by Atlas V, E Pressman, Terrence Malick and ... Orange! The mobile operator (Telco), ve…

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July 14, 2021

"Music should be used as an interactive component for the viewer" - Cyrille Marchesseau (PAPER BIRDS)

Long before the global health crisis, French composer Cyrille Marchesseau (based in Bordeaux) was already used to working remotely. Whether for French, Argentinean or American productions, the author…

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July 13, 2021

“We want to explore new narratives with EVOLVER” – Sam Pressman (Pressman Film)

The new VR project EVOLVER by cinema producers Terrence Malick and Edward R. Pressman was presented this week during the Cannes Film Festival at the Orange booth – After a first introduction at Annec…

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July 7, 2021

"I want to reach people outside of the XR community" - Tom Ffiske (Virtual Perceptions)

He is one of the voices of the new immersive creation in Europe. Based in England, Tom Ffiske writes a newsletter twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays) dedicated to XR news. Also a consultant and mar…