…And the Jury decided the winners of the 6th edition NewImages Festival in the different categories: XR Competition, XR Development Market, Residency Winner. In addition, the public had also the opportunity to select their favourite.
GRAND PRIZE | GRAND PRIX
FROM THE MAIN SQUARE By Pedro Harres (2022)
3D animation, Stop Motion, VR
Produced by the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (GERMANY)
THE INTERACTIVITY PRIZE | PRIX DE L’INTERACTIVITÉ
EGGSCAPE By German Heller (2022)
Video Game, 3DoF
Produced by 3dar (ARGENTINA)
THE IMPACT PRIZE | PRIX DE L’IMPACT
By Miri Chekhanovich & Édith Jorisch (2022)
Produced by Dpt., the National Film Board (CANADA) & Lalibela Productions (ISRAEL)
SPECIAL CINEMATOGRAPHIC DISTINCTION | MENTION SPÉCIALE CINÉMATOGRAPHIQUE
THE MAN WHO COULDN’T LEAVE
By Singing Chen (2022)
360 Film, 3DoF, ambisonic sound
Produced by The Walkers Films, Outland Film Production (TAIWAN)
THE PUBLIC PRIZE
The Man Who Couldn’t Leave had previously won multiple international accolades, including Best VR Experience at Venice Immersive, and Hong Kong ifva VR Award.
Director Chen expressed her gratitude to the jury and NewImages Festival and shared her excitement with the team. “It’s our first cinematographic distinction. What a fresh experience for us! VR cinematography is a technique that builds up a complete space. Only with the support of our team can we challenge and push the cinematography and storytelling of our VR 360 piece to the limit.”
THE JURY OF THE XR COMPETITION
XR DEVELOPMENT MARKET
XR DEVELOPMENT MARKET PRIZE | PRIX XR DEVELOPMENT MARKET
EDDIE AND I / By Maya Shekel, Yuval Kella, Nitay Dagan, Jonathan Schwimmer, Dan Pollak, Avner Geller, Kiril Roksley (2023)
3D animation, 6DoF, Hand tracking, Interactivity, Motion capture, VR
Produced by Yuval Kella (ISRAEL)
the winners of the following residencies:
QUITO – UDLA IMMERSIVE RESIDENCY
ROCIO BERENGUER WITH “OTHERNESSES / BOT°PHONE”
In partnership with the Alliance française de Quito and the Universidad de Las Americas.
RESIDENCE XR FARNESE – MEDICI
JÉRÉMY GRIFFAUD WITH “THE ORIGIN OF THINGS – THE GARDEN”
ln partnership with the French Embassy in Italy, the Institut français Italia, the French Academy in Rome – Villa Médicis and Rai Cinema.
GARAGE STORIES RESIDENCY
MICHAEL TURKINGTON, PAULINE BLANCHET & ESTER WITH “NELLY THE NARWHAL”
ln partnership with Garage Stories.