New Images 2019
Exclusively dedicated to digital creation and virtual worlds, the NewImages Festival (a Forum des images production) unveiled some of its new features for the 2019 edition today, and launched a call for immersive projects for this year’s brand new co-production and financing market, the XR Financing Market. Entries for its international VR competition, now with prize money, also opened today.
NewImages is dedicated to uncovering new forms of VR and AR storytelling around the globe, through interactive experiences and immersive installations. The Festival is reinforcing its unique role: giving the general public an opportunity to discover and engage with the most innovative artistic creations, while bringing together the world’s most influential industry figures to create the co-production and economic models of tomorrow.
This will allow the Festival to further develop its influential and active involvement in the creation of digital art. Always on the cutting edge of artistic technology, NewImages stands out from other European initiatives.
Over five days, the latest and best in digital creation will be showcased at the Festival for a broad audience, in a fun, collective and educational way. Immersive screenings, interactive experiences, works mixing VR and music, and innovative art installations will be available in all areas of Forum des images, but also throughout Forum des Halles, and at the Church of Saint-Eustache.
Launching the XR Financing Market
In 2018, NewImages held two days of meetings, conferences and case studies for professionals from France and abroad, hosted by a range of recognized experts in digital creation and immersive works.
Overall, more than 300 accredited professionals attended the 35 talks on such diverse topics as production, creation and distribution, in the US, France and the UK, but also on the African continent and in Canada.
On the back of the success of this international event, the 2019 edition of the NewImages Festival will be boosting its industry offer (to be held from 20 to 22 June) with the launch of an XR co-production and financing market, on 20 June.
The leads of projects selected by our panel of experts will be invited to participate in an exclusive day event – attended by online and location-based distributors, museum curators, TV channels, representatives from private and public funds, and XR tech players – where they will have an opportunity to hold individual meetings with a wide range of international industry figures.