NewImages Festival: First Pitches

At the transition between night and morning at 12 and 00 seconds, the opening of NewImage Festival took place. Between 23-27 September, creators from 22 countries will present their ideas, their projects in front of the professionals from this industry.
Different countries, different hours. For many, it’s a day, for other it’s night. Difference between time and cultures gave an incredible impetus for creative people the perfect time for creation is beyond temporality

Pitching Session #1Adapting in VR
The first projects that started were

The Putsch of Gulliver
The Putsch of Gulliver is inspired by Gulliver’s Travels and it invites the spectator to plunge into the heart of Lilliputian society. MORE about PROJECT
Team; Jérémy Pouilloux (Writer & Producer), Michael Bolufer (Director & Artistic Director), Alexandre Hallier (Producer)

POWERS OF X is a VR experience that explores our planet’s environmental fragility relative to the effects of global consumption and man-made climate breakdown. MORE about PROJECT
Team: Mike Faulkner (director and Producer), Ben Sheppe (animator), Novelab (developers)
Dilly Gent(Producer), Mehrad Noori (Producer)

The Broom
Leonid Pekarovsky worked as an art historian & exhibition curator for the Ukraine Ministry of Culture. When he immigrated to Israel at age 44, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the only job he could get was sweeping the litter off the streets of the Holy city, Jerusalem. MORE about PROJECT
Team: Nimrod Shapira (Director and Producer), Leonid Pekarovsky (Screenwriter), Nevo Shinar ( Producer)

Decision makers for opening Pitching Session #1Adapting in VR was:
Myriam Achard – Chief New Media Partnerships & PR at Centre PHL
Jimmy Cheng – Director of Content from Iconic engine inc
Liz Rosenthal -Curator Venice VR & Executive Producer Creative XR
Kane Lee – Head of Content from Baobab Studios

Pitching Session #2 – Futures of the virtual civilization (XR Financing Market)

ARK
MORE about PROJECT:
Team: Deniz Tortum (Cocreator), Kathryn Hamilton (Co-cretor) Firat Sezgin- Producer
Video teaser Link https://www.instituteoftime.com/ark

Xtended
MORE about PROJECT:
Team: Bethany Edgoose (writer), Nathan Su (production designer, set architect), James Vinson (director – episode one) Bethany Edgoose(Producer), Robyn Paris(Producer), James Bradley(Producer)
Video teaser Link https://xtended.io/

Hera
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Team: Hiroaki Higashi (Director/Writer), Fujihiko Sawai( ART SV), Yasuro ito (Writer), Koji Takagane (CG Director), Shunsuke Oyama( CG Director), Hideaki Takahashi (Music), Koichi Katafuchi (Main Programmer) Kaori Nazuka(actor), Ami Koshimizu(actor), Hiroko Fujioka (Producer) , Katsutoshi Machiba(Producer)
Video teaser Link https://corporate.wowow.co.jp/en/hera/

TUTO
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Team:Louis Cacciuttolo(Artist and Producer), Pierre Friquet Pyaré (Artist), Sutu(Artist)

Root
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Team: Kristen Gorlitz, Paul Sartain

Pitching Session #3 – Intimacy with virtual beings

369
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Team: Safo Ananda screenwriter director, Oerd Van Cuijlenborg art director, David devaux art director, Michael Bolufer technique director, Thibault Noyer technique director, Stéphane Donikian technique superviser, Gwenaëlle Clauwaert (Producer)

Eliza
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Team: Léa Ducré Creator and Author, Valérie Chauffour Blémy Artistic Director, Hello My Bot Developers, David Bigiaoui(Producer)

The Empathy Machine
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Team: Valentina Paggiarin Director & Writer, Erik Caretta VR/AI Specialist, Fabio Mosca technical officer, Sara Lazzaro (actor) Giacomo Talamini (Producer)

The Longest Goodbye
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Team: Nir Saar Writer & Director Producer, Ido Mizrahy Writer & Director Producer, Sean Thomas Evans Executive Producer, Valda Witt Executive Producer, Philipp Mass Co-Producer, Oury Atlan Art Director, Lena Grigorian Unity Developer, Ariel Shtern 3D Artist, Vladimir Ilic Concept Artist, Peggy Wu NASA VR Advisor, Matthias Biniok A.I Advisor, Jim Adams NASA Advisor, Louis Richard Tremblay Distribution Advisor, Nimrod Shanit (Producer) Peggy Wu(actors), Joseph Siravo(actors)

A love of Y2k
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Team: Laura Mannelli Lead artist, XR director, Agnes De Cayeux Screenplaywriter writer, Juan De Guillebon aka DyE (Tigersushi label) Music Composition and performer, Fredrerick Thompson Immersive & immersive storytelling design and chief technologist officer, Gilles Chanial (producer)

Pitching Session #4 – Diving into human psyche (XR Financing Market)

Chocolate Milk
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Team: Sonja Bozic co-creator, director, Jonathan Weiner co-creator, Larry Wener scriptwriter, Pedja Ginevski storyboard, Valentina Poprzan space sketch design,Sonja Bozic producer (Elastic Media LLC), Vladimir Vidic co-producer (Dart Film & Video), Thierry Lenouvel co-producer (Ciné-Sud Promotion)

Goliath
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Team: May Abdalla – Director, Barry Murphy – Director/ Producers: Katayoun Dibamehr – Floréal Films, Avi Amar – Floréal Films, May Abdalla – Anagram, Amy Seidenwurm – Oculus,

Remembrance
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Team: Anna Brady Writer/Director, Jack Martin Artist, Lester Francois (Producer)

Strata of Memory
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Team: Karim Douaidy co-creator / director, Kevork Mourad co-creator / lead artist, Arnaud Colinart (producer)

Synesthesia
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Team: Ola Pankratova Director, Amaury La Burthe VR Exec Producer, Beatrice Lartigue VR Art Directors, Arnaud Desjardins VR Art Directors, Fabien Togman VR Art Directors, Boris Baum (Producer)
Teaser: https://www.filmsdelarecre.com/synestesia

These 5 days of the festival will bring bold ideas that challenge the creative sector. Most projects mix different types of creative thinking or re-thinking, different mediums of cultural and creative industries – starting from theatre, choreography, music, entertainment, gaming, and so on. For creators, this festival can be that part of pure dose Oxygen which is so necessary today more than ever.
Good luck and stay tuned

The selection of 16 immersive experiences, which are presented as part of the XR Competition and submitted for their assessment, includes several world premieres. It offers an exceptional digest of the diversity of genres and innovative writing formats, both in virtual reality (13 works in VR) and in augmented reality (3 works in AR), a new section of the competition.
On Friday September 25 at the end of the industry days, the NewImages Festival jury will award the Golden Mask (Grand Prize, € 6,000) and the two Special Jury Prizes (for VR and AR, 3,000€ each)

Source of Information: NewImages Festival

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MINISTRY OF CULTURE, CNC, KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL, FRENCH OFFICE IN TAIPEI, FRANCE TV,
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE FRANCOPHONIE, SCAM, SACD, SACEM, PROCIREP, UNIFRANCE
And
WESTFIELD FORUM DES HALLES, DIVERSION CINEMA, VRROOM, VIVE, UBISOFT, KALEIDOSCOPE, CLIC, LAVAL
VIRTUAL, FRENCH IMMERSION, IMMERSE UK.ORG, XING’ EVENTS, CAP DIGITAL, MINSAR