NewImagesFestival 2023: Calls for Projects

Now, you can apply at the biggest international competition for XR Creators, NewImages Festival. You can register your project till January 10th, 2023 (11:59pm, GMT)

You can participate for the 6th edition of NewImages Festival (5-9 April 2023), by registering your digital, immersive and/or innovative artworks in one of our calls for projects:

XR Art Fair

The XR Art Fair program is a new initiative launched in 2022 by NewImages Festival with the support of Creative Europe
XR Art Fair, open to any completed immersive experience (film, game, performance, installation etc.), already distributed and designed for physical distribution
The XR Financing Market is a unique funding and co-production market, entirely dedicated to original immersive content. It brings together artists, producers and key industry figures sharing a common purpose: to create a meeting space where future immersive art masterpieces can be discovered, pitched and financed.
Application form
Registrations close on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 (11:59pm, GMT))


Since 2020, the XR Competition (official competition) has been open to all XR contents, in order to always be at the forefront of immersive creation. Open to any narrative and immersive work (video games, digital creation, augmented or virtual reality, binaural sound, hybrid performance etc.) Selected works will be exhibited at the Forum des images and/or in other venues of the festival, as well as on the virtual platform of NewImages Festival (selected works will be judged by an international jury). The following prizes will be awarded:
● the “Golden Mask” (Grand Prize) — worth €6,000
● the Special Jury Prize – VR — worth €3,000
● the Special Jury Prize – AR — worth €3,000
Please see: Regulations
technical specifications  

Registrations close on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 (11:59pm, GMT)

XR Development Market

Open to any digital and/or immersive creation project, regardless of its stage of development and the amount of funding already acquired.
Since 2019, the XR Development Market has been the leading market in Europe for the funding and the co- production of immersive contents (film and narrative experience, modern or live performance, game, etc.). The XR Development Market has been designed to support the development of the immersive arts industry by organizing individual business meetings (in person or online) between project holders and leading actors looking for projects to produce or distribute (co-producers, representatives of private or public funds, museums, online distributors, LBE or industry key players, etc.).
The XR Development Market is open to any work:
○ exploring new kinds of storytelling and narration (no matter the form: film, game, interactive work, performance or installation, etc.) using either XR technologies (VR, AR, MR) or immersive and/or innovative devices (binaural sound, AI, etc.)
○ at development stage (whether it is a concept, a work-in-progress with or without a prototype or a first version completed part)
○ regardless of the amount of financing already acquired (no minimum required)
Paper form
Registrations close on Tuesday, January 10th, 2023 (11:59pm, GMT)

The 6th edition of the NewImages Festival will take place in Paris from April 5 to 9, 2023. The entire team is ready to offer a new edition in which the Art of XR continues to be highlighted with the support of the NewImages Festival team

Michele Ziegler, Director of the NewImages Festival .

”We want to support even more creators by opening up our various calls for projects to all forms of digital creation: video games, binaural sound, interactive installations, live shows, video mapping, etc., as well as creating new international residencies.”

Some useful tips for applicants

All project submissions (form and required documents) must imperatively be in English
Entry time is not limited
Your answers and data are auto-saved, so you can close and/or return to the form from the same device and browser (excluding private windows)

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. The festival also supports immersive creator and its industry by initiating collaborations, under the form of VR creation residencies, with other countries and regions of the world, such as Taiwan (Kaohsiung Film festival and TAICCA) and Africa.
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.

Source of information
Forum des images – phone: +33 (0)1 44 76 63 00 and

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