XR Competition and Out-of-competition revealed!

3 April 2024

The clock is ticking, and the 7th edition of the NewImages Festival – the Forum des images’ unmissable showcase for digital creation and virtual worlds – opens its doors in less than a month, from April 24 to 28!

We’re excited to reveal the works selected for the XR Competition and the Out-of-competition!

With some 130 international entries received, the festival underscores the incredible diversity and creativity of the industry. The 15 projects selected for the XR Competition illustrate the ability of artists to explore and push back the boundaries of what we know today in terms of immersive creation, offering hybrid narratives and novel experiences.

This year’s edition also focuses on Heritage through an Out-of-competition selection that fully embraces XR’s ability to revitalize and reinvent our cultural heritage. Highlighting documentary and narrative works that make use of mixed reality and multi-user environments, this selection proposes a profound reflection on the preservation and transmission of heritage.

XR Competition entries selected for the 7th NewImages Festival

The official competition will highlight 15 immersive experiences selected from among the best virtual, augmented and mixed reality proposals. Presented at Châtelet Les Halles and more specifically at La Place, as well as on levels 0 and -1 of the Forum des Halles Canopée, these works rival each other in originality and testify to the richness of today’s XR formats. From French premieres to international premieres, the works come from the four corners of the globe, including the USA, Argentina, Taiwan, Denmark and, of course, France.

Among the entries are :

Out-of-competition: Celebrating Heritage through XR

This Heritage theme echoes the Industry Days discussions under the heading “Immersive Museum“, creating a dialogue between current heritage exhibitions and immersive experiences. It’s an opportunity for cultural players to enrich their programming, and for immersive creators to find new avenues of dissemination.

Here are the works presented:

This challenge of curation and presentation in an environment as rich as that of the NewImages Festival underlines our commitment to promoting immersive creation at the heart of contemporary cultural dynamics. The event is an open invitation to all, professionals and public alike, to discover the infinite possibilities offered by immersive technologies.

The jury for the new edition and the rest of the program

Stay tuned to find out more about this year’s jury and Industry Days activities. Once again, the NewImages Festival is set to offer a unique experience of exchange and innovation.

You desire to come to the festival?

Get ready to be amazed by the NewImages Festival 2024 selection and discover the artists who will shape the future of immersive creation.

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Reserve your place now for an unforgettable immersive adventure from April 24 to 28 at the Forum des images.

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