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January 24, 2021

"VR TO GO allowed us to conquer new audiences" - Myriam Achard (Phi Centre)

A place of cultural excellence in Montreal, the Phi Centre had a special year (as did everyone else) but did not lose its taste for innovation and curiosity, even in times of pandemic.

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January 13, 2021

“I’m more and more invited to discover projects at their early stage of development - and that’s great!” - Jimmy Cheng (Iconic Engine)

Distribution is the central issue for XR creators and producers today. Who to sell their projects to, where, what are the prospects? To clarify this we start the year with a discussion on the subject…

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January 3, 2021

"With Google Spotlight Stories I decided VR was the most exciting place in the world for me" - Scot Stafford (Pollen Music Group)

The following interview includes such little-known names as The Simpsons, Gorillaz or Aardman (and more). We take a look back at the adventure of Google Spotlight Stories with Maestro Scot Stafford, …

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December 18, 2020

"We are glad to work with platforms that want to push forward narrative works" - Danielle Giroux (Atlas V)

French immersive production company Atlas V bought last year the creative studio Fauns (in Lyon), renamed since Albyon. With a strong desire to expand, it is also no surprise that they launched their…

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December 15, 2020

"Growing up in the VR world, growing up in the story" - Lou Ward, Shimon Alkon, Lara Bucarey (Tinker Studio)

In the lineup of the New Frontier section at Sundance Film Festival, TINKER is an un unscripted and interactive, virtual reality theatre performance about Alzheimer's, relationships and building memo…

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December 4, 2020

"A new reality for us to hold events in" - Joe Hunting (VIRTUALLY SPEAKING)

VIRTUALLY SPEAKING directed by Joe Hunting is a documentary that opens a window on the world – and the people – inside VRChat. A pioneering work presented at Raindance Immersive that caught our atten…

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November 30, 2020

"We designed with BIFAN an innovative event in less than 3 months" - Jean-Romain Micol (Institut Français, South Korea)

Partly halted by the Covid-19 crisis, which was very well controlled in South Korea, BIFAN could not proceed as planned. With its XR Beyond Reality selection, the festival is one of the highlights of…

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November 26, 2020

"Physical venues showcasing VR have a real role to play" - Deborah Papiernik (Ubisoft)

One of the last European events this year will be the 12th edition of Stereopsia (Europe - the show opening its South American branch in 2021) from December 15 to 16. From these 2 days of conferences…

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November 18, 2020

“2020 is accelerating the digital turnaround of the culture and heritage sectors” - Maelys Jusseaux (Minsar)

While virtual reality can sometimes seem like too geeky, French company Minsar (founded in 2016 by Soraya Jaber and Thomas Nigro) has set out to democratize access to it for businesses and creators. …

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November 13, 2020

"We must bring digital storytelling to a mass audience" - Andrés Jarach (FIPADOC Smart)

Andrés Jarach is a long-term narrative creator, who has explored many formats and directs - often with his lifelong accomplice Gordon - immersive experiences or - solo - traditional documentaries. Lo…

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October 23, 2020

“I wanted to spotlight indie creators from virtual platforms” – Mária Rakušanová (Raindance Immersive)

The fall brings back the interactive community to the familiar faces of international festivals and events – some virtual, some physical – and it’s time to go fully indies with Raindance. Curator Már…

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October 8, 2020

"Our priority remains the access to experiences, virtually and physically." - Ulrich Schrauth (LFF Expanded)

The London Film Festival is getting bigger this year! Ulrich Schrauth is the new XR and immersive programmer of LFF Expanded, at the heart of one of the main cinema events of the fall. It will presen…

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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),…