Nouveau Cinema is back in Montreal, with a huge line up including immersive realities in all shapes and supports. FNC Explore 2019 (link) will showcase installations and mobiles games, students projects and of course a competitive VR selection. Three prizes will reward the best ones. More info on the official website.
Last year interview with Katayoun Dibamehr, FNC Explore’s Head of Digital Development
FNC EXPLORE 2019 – COMPETITION
- -22.7 °C, Jan Kounen + Molécule + Amaury La Bruthe
- 7 LIVES, Charles Ayats + Sabrina Calvo + Jan Kounen
- ANOTHER DREAM, Tamara Shogaolu
- BATTLESCAR — PUNK WAS INVENTED BY GIRLS, Martin Allais + Nico Casavecchia
- COMMON GROUND, Darren Emerson
- DOCTOR WHO — THE RUNAWAY, Mathias Chelebourg
- FISHERMAN’S TALE (CHAPITRE 1), Balthazar Auxietre + Alexis Moroz
- FOREST, Kelsey Boncato + Daniel Oldham
- GLOOMY EYES, Fernando Maldonado + Jorge Tereso – see our interview
- THE HEART OF THE DARKNESS, Sutu
- UNCEDED TERRITORIES, Paisely Smith + Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
- THE KEY, Céline Tricart
CINEMA XR + FILMS 360
- 21-22 ALPHA, Thierry Loa
- ACCUSÉ N°2, Nicolas Champeaux + Gilles Porte
- ODYSSEY 1.4.9, François Vautier
- LAST WHISPERS: AN IMMERSIVE ORATORIO, Lena Herzog
- CONSCIOUS EXISTENCE, Marc Zimmermann + Felix Fahle
- THE RAIN THAT IS FALLING NOW WAS ALSO FALLING BACK THEN, Christian Zipfel
- TX-REVERSE 360, Dreams Rewired + Constant Ride
- ANNA, Alex Mayhew (Impossible Things), Katherine Ouimet, Ghassan Fayad
- EAST OF THE ROCKIES, Joy Kogawa + Jam3
- GREY MATTER, Karen Vanderborght
STUDENT XR COMPETITION
- VISUAL MISTAKES, Benoît Adam
- BERGMAL, Éric Filion
- PLAYTIME, Catherine Bazinet + Maxime Boisvert + Ronan Le Gall + Alexis Maher+ Charles Tétreault
EVENT & INSTALLATION
MOONIYANG – Caroline Monnet / Using geometric shapes inspired by traditional Anishinaabe patterns, the territory is divided, reassembled and fragmented in a dynamic series of motions. The ages-old patterns are related to long-suppressed Indigenous knowledge. They represent unknown lands, invisible boundaries and transitional spaces.
W/O/R/K – Smartphone Orchestra / W/O/R/K is a highly interactive work lasting approximately 20 minutes. It addresses in a fun and ironic way how the digital world helps us to “work” together. We have been successfully performing this on international festivals such as IDFA Doclab and SXSW. Here’s a short clip from a performance in a Dutch theatre and a longer video from a performance in a more intimate setting at SXSW in Austin earlier this year.
For the last 10 years, this fast-evolving section has highlighted artistic works connected with technological trends: interactive films and installations, immersive content, and two competitive categories for virtual reality works, judged by juries of international professionals.
Talks and workshops round out the section, helping us sharpen our critical gaze and inspiring new thinking.