Pixii Festival

A brand new cultural experience

Over six days, from 19-24 June 2021, PiXii Festival features an amazing exhibition of the most innovative stories and digital installations created through new convergences of documentary, culture and immersive technologies.

Open to the general public as well as to professionals, the 5th edition of PiXii Festival is reinventing itself by offering to invest La Rochelle through a journey of immersive experiences in the heart of the City (open to the general public and to professionals with a Full Pass from June 19 to 24), accompanied by a selection of XR films in a XR library available only for registered professionals (from June 21 to 24 for holders of an Online Pass and/or a Full Pass).

 

Grand Prix PiXii Winner

GRAND PRIX PIXII

LADY SAPIENS, THE EXPERIENCE

Produced by: Little Big Story (France)
Coproduced by: Ubisoft, France Télévisions (France)
Author: Camille Duvelleroy
Technology: Virtual Reality

Prize: 2,000 euros in cash

Jury's word

"We, the jury, distinguish Lady Sapiens as it best combines storytelling and artistic merit, as well as it masterfully uses of digital technology to create an unforgettable immersive experience, by keeping in the same time the balance between Arts and Science on one hand, Education and Entertainment on the other hand."

PiXii Festival : a video library and an exhibition

PiXii Festival has teamed up with several of La Rochelle’s most-loved cultural and heritage sites, as the backdrop for the immersive experiences selected from our international call for immersive experiences.
The festival will also feature an official selection of XR films available via a video library hosted by our partner VeeR, from June 7 until the end of the festival. This year, 7 films (360, 3 DoF and 6 Dof) as well as a series of podcast / vodcast will constitute this selection, both dense and eclectic, such as this 5th edition of the International Festival of Digital Cultures.

Use the different tabs to choose the selection.
 

SCULPTURE EXPERIENCE

Immersion Discovery tour of 6 sculpture masterpieces, from prehistoric to modern times

Produced by: Art of Corner (France)
AuthorArt of Corner et RMN-GP
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: This immersive and interactive experience for OCULUS QUEST 2 is allowing you to see, at full scale, six works of art, emblematic sculptures of five different periods of history. This is done through an imaginary and poetic journey, enriched by numerous media which are both in English and French.

NEW AESTHETICS DISPLAYS

Produced byLABORATOIRE DE DESIGN DE NOUVELLE AQUITAINE (France)
AuthorThomas Cheneseau
Technology: Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality

Synopsis: Visitors are invited to flash with their smartphone each photographs that is outside the five exhibition venues of the PiXii event. The experience offers a giant display in the streets in augmented reality with content related to the identity of each place and the discovery of new aesthetic visuals.

LADY SAPIENS, THE EXPERIENCE

Produced byLittle Big Story (France)
Coproduced by: Ubisoft, France Télévisions (France)

AuthorCamille Duvelleroy
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: You are LADY SAPIENS, You were born 38 000 years ago.You are experiencing women’s place within a clan. And you have more surprises to come… No, women were not harvesting while men hunted. Welcome to the Paleolithic era!

KINSHASA NOW

Produced by: Wajnbrosse Productions (Belgium)
AuthorMarc-Henri Wajnberg
Technology: Virtual Reality, 3D Sound

Synopsis: 35,000 kids abandoned by their families are doing their best to survive on the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. One night, 14-year-old Mika must suddenly come to terms with this situation and learn the rules of the street to survive, find food and shelter, and, even most importantly, fit in.

FURIE D'ALESIA, A "PUNK ANTIC" IMMERSIVE STORY

Produced by: Ohrizon (France)
AuthorLionel David Guillaume
Technology: Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality

Synopsis: Walking through the ruins of the ancient city of Alesia, you relive a series of disastrous events dating from the middle of the 2nd century. You exhume the fragments of a macabre event, bringing together the Roman imperial power, a powerful Gallic corporation and gods now forgotten.

ØRSTED SPACE SAFARI

Produced by: Khora (Denmark)
AuthorsNiels Rahr, Peter Fisher
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: The CEO of Ørsted was invited to speak NYC Climate week and he wanted to take the opportunity to inspire other leaders and companies to demand faster action on climate change. Together with Khora they created a free VR experience that sends people on a space mission to see Earth as astronauts do.

PUR - LISTEN TO WHAT NATURE SAYS

Produced by: France.tv Studio (France)
AuthorFernand Deroussen
Technology: 3D Sound

Synopsis: "Pur" is a surprise to listen to. A place, species, an action. But... What is nature saying ? You will know when your ears will listen. "Pur" is a rare collection of documentaries about a natural world that we discover through imagination et curiosity. 

AFRICAN SPACE MAKERS

A Co-Production by TheNrbBus, Black Rhino VR (Kenya) and INVR.SPACE (Germany)
Authors: Vincenzo Cavallo Faras and TheNrbBus

AuthorThe Nrb Bus Collective
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: The only way to understand Urban Storytelling is by experiencing it! Choose which film director you want to be and experience urban Africa with your crew. This is your assignment, this is how you are going to understand what it means to be an African Space Maker, a real urban hero!

SPERM WHALES: DIVING IN ANOTHER CONSCIOUSNESS

Produced by: Miluna Productions & Consulting (France)
AuthorFabrice Schnöller
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: A mother sperm whale lets her calf approach and have fun with humans. After a few days with the same ritual, she goes hunting in the depths and leaves her baby in babysitting ... Our divers testimony their incredible experience which took place in La Réunion during the lockdown.

GEORGE MELIES : VIRTUAL FANTAISIES (HORS COMPETITION)

Produced by: Ubisoft (France)
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: A virtual reality experience, specially designed and developed by Ubisoft, for the Méliès Museum at the Cinémathèque Française. Accompanied by Georges Méliès 'camera, which is the breadcrumb trail of this journey through cinematographic time and space, the visitor-spectator leaves Méliès' studio in Montreuil, then navigates through three film sets: unless whether it's the films themselves? Discover Méliès, approach the infernal cauldron, take down the Moon and face the Snow Giant! 

SPERM WHALES: DIVING IN ANOTHER CONSCIOUSNESS

Produced by: Miluna Productions & Consulting (France)
AuthorFabrice Schnöller
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: A mother sperm whale lets her calf approach and have fun with humans. After a few days with the same ritual, she goes hunting in the depths and leaves her baby in babysitting ... Our divers testimony their incredible experience which took place in La Réunion during the lockdown.

ALL HER BODIES

Produced by: Elizabeth Leister (United States)
Author: Elizabeth Leister
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: All Her Bodies uses volumetric video and gaze interaction to immerse you in the stories of five women recounting intimate and powerful memories of violence.

SCULPTURE EXPERIENCE

Immersion Discovery tour of 6 sculpture masterpieces, from prehistoric to modern times

Produced byArt Of Corner (France)
AuthorArt Of Corner et RMN-GP
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: This immersive and interactive experience for OCULUS QUEST 2 is allowing you to see, at full scale, six works of art, emblematic sculptures of five different periods of history. This is done through an imaginary and poetic journey, enriched by numerous media which are both in English and French.

AFRICAN SPACE MAKERS

Produced by: INVR.SPACE GmbH (Germany)
AuthorThe Nrb Bus Collective
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: The only way to understand Urban Storytelling is by experiencing it! Choose which film director you want to be and experience urban Africa with your crew. This is your assignment, this is how you are going to understand what it means to be an African Space Maker, a real urban hero!

PUR - LISTEN TO WHAT NATURE SAYS

Produced by: France.tv Studio (France)
AuthorFernand Deroussen
Technology: 3D Sound

Synopsis: "Pur" is a surprise to listen to. A place, species, an action. But... What is nature saying ? You will know when your ears will listen. "Pur" is a rare collection of documentaries about a natural world that we discover through imagination et curiosity. 

DREAMIN' ZONE

Produced by:  Zéro de Conduite (France)
AuthorFabienne Giezendanner
Technology: Virtual Reality, 3D Sound

Synopsis: Follow the memories of the now-grown-up Yuri, a Korean woman, and take part in her incredible adventure in the most dangerous, yet beautiful, area of the planet : the demilitarized zone between the 2 Koreas.

THE HANGMAN AT HOME - VR

Produced by: Late Love Production (Denmark), Floréal Films (France), Miyu Productions (France), National Film Board of Canada (Canada).
Authors Michelle and Uri Kranot
Technology: Virtual Reality

Synopsis: Inspired by the iconic Carl Sandburg poem (1922), this VR single-user immersive experience explores themes of acknowledgement and participation. The animated, interactive experience invites you into five interwoven stories, capturing pivotal moments in people’s lives.

The international festival of digital cultures

Who attends ?

  • XR content creators
  • Studios
  • New media producers
  • Innovative technology companies
  • Museums and cultural institutions
  • TV networks and platforms

What for ?

  • A 4-day co-production market
  • A virtual library for a remote access to our 2021 selection
  • A watch on the latest XR innovations
  • Professional meetings
  • An international visibility booster
  • A hub for new collaborations
  • Targeted matchmaking on site and online

A meeting point for XR professionals

In person or online, PiXii Festival will gather leading players of the XR sphere to explore the next dimension of storytelling, stimulate innovative thinking and spark new collaborations.

Official XR selection: on the PiXii video library, the best of XR Films (from June 21 to 24)
Round tables, tips and tricks, case studies:
  • Better understand the challenges of XR production and distribution
  • Meet the creative teams selected at this year’s PiXii Festival
  • Build tomorrow’s models of cooperation the Bridging the Culture program, in association with Europe Creative.
PiXii Festival is one of the major digital creation events in France featured in the French Institute program "Digital Crossroads" aimed at promoting the networking of French and foreign professionals in order to support the export of works and expertise, co-productions and the opening of new markets.
And our coveted and targeted Networking and Matchmaking opportunities: meetings with  emerging talents and immersive storytelling experts, development of networks, projects co-creation and co-funding through hands-on workshops and pitching sessions.

What's new in 2021

 

The PiXii Festival video library

 
The PiXii Festival video library: accessible with a dedicated platform, professionals will discover the PiXii Official Selection (trailer or full film) in the categories: VR, AR, Large Format.

 
 

PiXii Co-Creation

 
PiXii Co-Creation : a brand new European incubator for immersive projects, built as an international path of collaborative digital creation, with the support of Creative Europe's Culture sub-programme.

 

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Stéphane Malagnac
Head of Innovation & PiXii Festival

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