NewImages Festival 2019 Edition

In 2019 from 19th to 23th June, NewImages Festival asserted itself as a leading event in the international calendar of professionals in the XR sector and digital creation. The challenge was to propose an offer for the greater public and professionals alike, and was met with success.

– In numbers

11,100 visitors

In the center of Paris

95 projects

Were submitted for the VR Competition

30 immersive

Experiences presented

40 XR projects

Selected by the XR Financing Market

600 accredited

For the Industry Days

350 meetings

Between the selected and Decision Makers

– An exceptional jury

A prestigious, internationally renowned jury was tasked with the difficult challenge of ranking the different experiences presented during the competition.

Colin Trevorrow

Jury President

(director, “Jurassic World”)

Blanca Li

(choreographer and director)

Katie Calhoon

(producer, Legendary Films, executive producer of “Carne y Arena”, by A.G. Iñarritu)

Hsin-Chien Huang

(Taiwanese new media artist)

– A diverse corpus of XR work

Festival NewImages 2019. Forum des images. Paris, France. Le 22/06/2019

The 2019 selection proposed a large panorama of works: immersive experiences, augmented reality exhibitions, sound installations, concerts, interactive stories on mobile or the big screen…

NewImages Festival asserted itself as one of the only events entirely dedicated to immersive creation and new forms of image and narrations. Besides, the public had the exclusive chance to discover the first episode of “Vader Immortal: Star Wars VR” as well as three VR experiences from director Jan Kounen, including his long-awaited installation: “Ayahuasca”.

– Professional talks with international experts

The world’s best experts came to present the latest trends in XR creation. Among them:

Dan Lehrich
VP Production, Magic Leap (USA)

Tommy Chia-Wen Chang
Technical manager, HTC VIVE (Taiwan)

Sarah Ellis
Director of Digital Development, Royal Shakespeare Company (R-U)

René Pinnell
CEO & Founder, Kaleidoscope (USA)

Vicki Dobb-Becks
Executive in charge, ILMxLAB (USA)

Ronald Menzel
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Dreamscape Immersive (Suisse)

Lawrence Chiles
Head of Digital Services, The National Gallery (UK)

– Focus on 2019 edition with

– XR Financing Market

– Focus Taiwan : une alliance inédite

The spotlight was on Taiwanese creation thanks to an unprecedented focus allowing for the creation of a strong alliance between the two countries.

A delegation of 30 professionals and Taiwanese creators was present, and visitors were able to discover different Taiwanese VR experiences (amongst them many firsts).

– Attendees Industry Days

VR Residency France – Taiwan


The very first French-Taiwanese VR residency creation was initiated during this event, thanks to the historical partnership sealed between Newlmages Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival and the French Office in Taipei. It made it possible for a young French creator – Yann Deval – to go to Kaohsiung in order to develop his project, with the support of the most prominent local professionals.

– The festival partners in 2019

Official partners

Institut français
Kaohsiung Film Festival
Bureau Français de Taipei
Centre culturel de Taiwan à Paris
France TV
Copie Privée
Ministère de la culture

Affiliated partners

Forum des Halles
Sony Playstation
Diversion cinema
TV5 Monde
Église Saint-Eustache
Cap Digital

Media partners

20 Minutes
Vivre Paris
France Info
Le Bonbon
Usbek & Rica
Les Inrockuptibles
Laval Virtual

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