NewImages Festival launched the 1st market entirely dedicates to the distribution of Immersive Works.
With this new program, the NewImages Festival can be considered as the first professional event in the world entirely dedicated to the distribution of immersive artworks.
The Call is Open to all forms of immersive art (games, film, performing arts, music…) with deadline in March 23rd, 2022 (11:59pm, GMT)
Submitting a project to the XR Art Fair is free of charge.
About the XR Art Fair
The XR Art Fair is initiative launched by the NewImages Festival in 2022 with the support of Creative Europe.
The intention is to bring together museum curators, cultural institution programmers and artists / producers from the immersive creation field. In this way, the NewImages Festival intends to encourage the structuration of a – European and international – distribution network that will efficiently support immersive creation by supporting the distribution / dissemination as well as the exhibition of those artworks
→ FOR THE CURATORS and cultural programmers, participating in the XR Art Fair is a great opportunity to get into immersive art, to get to know those new techniques and technologies, to learn how to evaluate the potential of this new artistic form and to discover each year a selection of innovative artworks specially designed for a physical distribution / exhibition and carefully selected by the festival.
→ FOR THE ARTISTS AND PRODUCERS, the XR Art Fair is a unique opportunity to meet with curators and programmers from all over the world in order to promote their completed artwork(s).
The XR Art Fair will be held in Paris and online from May 2022 as part of the 5th edition of NewImages Festival. It is designed in such a way that all participants – whether they attend the event in real life or remotely – will be able to get the best quality of service and get the most from the event.
XR Art Fair call for projects and participation
Eligible artworks The XR Art Fair is open to any form of immersive creation:
• exploring new kinds of storytelling and narrative (no matter the form: film, game, interactive work, live performance or installation, etc.) using either XR technologies (VR, AR, MR) or immersive and/or innovative devices (binaural sound, AI, etc.)
• completed (regardless of the date) and having already been distributed at least once
• designed for physical distribution / exhibition
The country(ies) of production, length, genre and choice of SDK or distribution platform are not selection criteria.
Pre-organized meetings between Decision Makers and selected project holders will be held:
• on Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 (online meetings)
• on Wednesday, June 8th, 2022 (in person meetings)
Other Open Calls at NewImages Festival 2022: XR Financing Market, and XR Competition – you can find here
About NewImages Festival
Dedicated to digital creation and to virtual worlds, NewImages Festival combines a rich professional component with a program open to all audiences. With prizes at stake, its international XR competition is submitted to a jury of creators and professionals. Its XR Financing Market brings together leading actors in the XR industry around a selection of projects open to all immersive formats.
NewImages Festival is produced and organized by the Forum des images, the cultural institution of the City of Paris, dedicated to cinema and digital creation.