The winners of NewImages Festival 2021

NewImages Festival, at Forum des images, announced on Friday June 11, the 7 winners of the 4th edition!

Located a at the center of Paris, NewImages Festival celebrates the digital creation and virtual worlds multiplicity, with an international program composed with the groundbreaking immersive works and experiences

The NewImages Festival awarded seven Prizes, symbolizing the diversity of the selected works

XR Competition

The Jury, composed of Claude BarrasBertrand MandicoYael Naim, Selly Raby Kane awarded the following Prizes

The “Masque d’Or” (Grand Prize) €6,000

We Are at Home

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot – Late Love Production (DK), Floréal Films, Miyu Productions (FR), National Film Board of Canada(CA)

This multi-user installation is based on the poem The Hangman at Home (C. Sandburg) and explores the theme of acknowledgement and the awkward intimacy that comes with being humain.

The Special Jury Prize VR (ex-aequo)  €3,000


Sam Wolson (réal.) Ben Mauk (rech.) Nick Rubin (anim.) Matt Huynh (artist.) – The New Yorker, Dirt Empire (US)

Get inside a “reeducation” camp in China, guided by the recollections of three men who were caught in what is likely the largest mass-internment of ethnic and religious minorities.

The Special Jury Prize VR (ex-aequo) – €3,000

Strands of Mind

Adrian Meyer – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (DE)

Explore a world beyond the bounds of our human perception. A world full of mystery, of beauty and darkness. Let yourself be taken on a trip into the woven nature of existence.

The Special Jury Prize AR – €3,000

Acqua Alta – Crossing the Mirror

Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot – Adrien M & Claire B (FR)

A pop-up book whose drawings and paper volumes are the decor of a story, visible in AR. Drawings and folded paper reveal the virtual life of a woman, a man, a house. It is a dive into the imaginary realms of water.

– The UniFrance / NewImages Festival Prize

the UniFrance / NewImages Festival Export grant, amounting to €1,000 which allows the winner to support the international promotion of his work during the year.

The Prize of the best French experience to export


Abel Kohen, Jon Rowe (co-auteur) – IKO (FR), Reynard Films, Prefontal Cortex (DE)

An interactive, narrative VR sci-fi experience which immerses you in the mysterious beauty of deep sea life on a dive that takes a shocking turn for the worse.

XR Financing Market

XR Financing Market is a unique funding and co-production market dedicated to original immersive content. It brings together key industry figures to create future immersive art masterpieces

The best French XR work to export with a grand of  €1,000


Les Films du Tambour de Soie (FR), Small Creative(FR), Auteurs&Cies(FR)

Lights! Is An Interactive, Immersive Virtual Reality Tour Offering An Exploration Of Light Through The Ages, From The 16Th-Century Candle Lantern To The 21St-Century Led. A Series Of Wordless Tableaus, Accompanied By A Wealth Of Sound Effects, Leads Visitors Through A Journey In Nocturnal Time, From The Late Middle Ages To The Connected City.

Taiwan VR Residency

The creation residency is renewed for the 3rd year in a row and opens from now to all extended realities. This 6 to 8 weeks-long residency in Kaohsiung follows a creator in his/her project development. He/she will notably benefit from an endowment of €10,000. In partnership with the Kaohsiung Film Festival and the French Office in Taipei.

Taiwan VR Residency


Mathieu Pradat – La Prairie Production (FR)

Encounters is a sensory journey through space and time, linking a “modern” era that has become uncertain to its possible future. Accompanied by a group of visitors, we go through four scenes, meeting the protagonists of a troubled period.

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