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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 19, 2020

"VR can feel indistinguishable from the real-world" - Tobin Asher (Stanford's VHIL)

The Stanford’s VHIL – Virtual Human Interaction Lab – is one of the most important university research centers on virtual reality and its applications. From medical research to research on racism, fr…

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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…

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April 15, 2020

“There is a special festival atmosphere you can’t produce digitally” – Astrid Kahmke (Virtual Worlds)

As its 2nd edition originally scheduled in June was postponed, we spoke with Astrid Kahmke (director of the festival and Head of the European Creators'​ Lab) and Benedikt Frank (PR manager) about the…

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April 6, 2020

"There are a lot of opportunities in Africa for immersive storytelling" - Ingrid Kopp (Electric South)

Between innovation and art, the world is its playground, and we keep looking for talent everywhere. Africa is a great place of creativity, with a lot of VR films shot there. What about the local tal…

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February 28, 2020

"Comedy, action, suspense" Mathias Chelebourg (DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY)

Presented at Tribeca last year, DOCTOR WHO: THE RUNAWAY (available on Steam and Rift) opens the doors of the Tardis for an exclusive episode of the saga. And a lot of troubles for our hero. What coul…

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January 9, 2020

“My job as a producer is above all about storytelling” – Jeremy Pouilloux (La Générale de Production)

Founder at la Générale de Production, Paris-based production company, Jérémy Pouilloux produced in 2019 the immersive documentary ACCUSED #2: WALTER SISULU, one of the most selected projects in festi…