PiXii Festival

An immersive festival in the heart of La Rochelle

Immersive experiences unlock new forms of interaction and new ways to engage audiences deeper with compelling content and new technologies. PiXii Festival steps firmly into this dimension of storytelling and offers the newest and greatest immersive experiences to industry professionals and the general public that are both eager for innovation and discovery.
 
Since 2017, PiXii Festival gathers global content creators, innovative tech studios & companies, and cultural decision-makers, and provides a dynamic space to help them expand opportunities, networks, and collaborations within the cultural and creative industries.

Thanks to its synergy with Sunny Side of the Doc’s marketplace, PiXii Festival manages to bring XR projects and their creators in front of more media, potential co-production partners, distributors, and investors. Its programme includes specific on-site and / or online roundtables, matchmaking and case studies based on immersive experiences, with a spotlight on content exhibited at PiXii Festival.

2022 Winner

LA ROCHELLE CONURBATION AUTHORITY PIXII GRAND PRIX

SUPPLIQUES STORIES

Produced by: Générale de production (France)
Technologie(s): Mixed Reality
Exhibited at: Hôtel de Ville de La Rochelle

Prize: 3,000 euros in cash


Jury's word:
"By bringing us into the lives of multiple characters SUPPLIQUES STORIES takes all generations through an emotional historical journey that remains all too relevant today. 
The engaging and frictionless approach to the original handwritten letters allows for wide distribution and could be an inspiration for other essential topics."

Official Selection 2022

To enhance the festival’s experience, and after a successful 2021 edition, PiXii Festival has teamed up again with several of La Rochelle’s most emblematic cultural and heritage sites. These locations are carefully selected to ensure that visitors enjoy diving in a variety of immersive stories in the best conditions and settings.

PiXii Festival is a free event, taking place over 6 days (including a weekend) in a pleasant and very sunny city known as one of France's loveliest coastal… in a word: THE place to be and to exhibit your XR creations in June!

Discover the official selection:

A COLONIA LUXEMBURGUESA

Produced by: Samsa Film (Luxemburg)
Technologie(s): Video Mapping, Connected Objects, Mixed Reality
Exhibited at: Tour de la Chaine
 

Logline: A Colônia Luxemburguesa is an interactive experience and a journey of discovery in which, oscillating between myth and history, we are confronted with many stories told from different angles and through different platforms.
 

GENESIS

Produced by: Faber Courtial - Studio For Digital Worlds (Germany)
Technologie(s): Virtual Reality
Exhibited at: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
 

Logline: Genesis takes you on an intense emotional journey in virtual reality to experience the dramatic stages of the evolution of the earth and humanity. An immersive 24-hour metaphor of 4.7 billion years of evolution that reveals that we are children of galactic chance, born at the last second of eternity.

HYDROCOSMOS

Produced by: Tecnologia Filosofica (Italy)
Technologie(s): Virtual Reality
Exhibited at: Centre Intermondes - Maison Henri II
 

Logline: Hydrocosmos is an immersive experience that tells the story of the arrival of water and the emergence of conscious life on a remote corner of the universe. It is an abstract tale, told through a symphony of performative bodies, images, sounds, lights and shadows.

THE LITTLE DANCER

Produced by: Lucid Realities (France)
Technologie(s): Augmented reality
Exhibited at: Tour de la Chaine
 

Logline: The Little Dancer is an augmented reality experience in which Edgar Degas' Little Dancer takes children on a fantastical journey through the artworks on display in museums.

THE STARRY SAND BEACH

Produced by: Lucid Realities (France)
Technologie(s): Virtual Reality
Exhibited at: Muséum D'Histoire Naturelle
 

Logline: The Starry Sand Beach is a scientific tale in virtual reality that takes us on a journey to discover star-shaped foraminifera, small organisms of crucial ecological importance threatened by global warming and ocean acidification.

MYRIAD. WHERE WE CONNECT | 360° 3D DOCUMENTARY

Produced by: Interactive Media Foundation gGmbH, Filmtank GmbH, Occupied VR, Miiqo Studios, Context Film, Artificial Rome (Germany)
Technologie(s): 360° 3D Documentary, Virtual Reality
Exhibited at: Centre Intermondes - Maison Henri II
 

Logline: MYRIAD 360° 3D Documentary uses the latest 360° 3-D technologies to bring the story of one of Europe’s most spectacular reintroduction programs to life: the human-led releasing into the wild of the near-extinct Bald Ibis. A sensory, science-driven and literally immersive experience, both emotionally and spatially.

COLORED

Produced by: Novaya (France)
Technologie(s): Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality, Spatialized Sound
Exhibited at: Musée du Nouveau Monde
 

Logline: Based on Tania de Montaigne's essay, Noire is an immersive augmented reality installation that tells the story of Claudette Colvin, a Rosa Parks ante-litteram forgotten by history. It is the story of a fight against racism and injustice.

PLASTIC ON THE GANGES

Produced by: National Geographic Society Impact Media Lab (India)
Technologie(s): Virtual Reality, Spatialized Sound
Exhibited at: Office de Tourisme
 

Logline: Explore the complex issue of plastic pollution through an immersive journey on the Ganges River in India.

SUPPLIQUES STORIES

Produced by: Générale de production (France)
Technologie(s): Mixed Reality
Exhibited at: Hôtel de Ville de La Rochelle
 

Logline: Suppliques Stories is a progressive web app directed by Andrés Jarach, co-produced by France Télévisions Storylab for an audience of 15-24 years old, exploring the thousands of letters sent by Jewish families who were victims of the persecution of the Vichy government.

THE CHOICE

Produced by: Infinite Frame Media (Canada)
Technologie(s): Hologram, Virtual reality, Spatialized sound
Exhibited at: Hôtel de Ville de La Rochelle
 

Logline: The debate on the rights to childbirth or abortion is often passionate. Even in the United States, these fundamental rights are currently being questioned. But behind every family planning decision lies a human story. Using volumetric capture technology and creative design, this film takes you on a journey through the complexities behind one woman's choice.

Map of PiXii Exhibitions in the heart of in la Rochelle

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Why exhibit at PiXii Festival?

A 6-day event, a unique opportunity for you to:

  • Showcase your expertise to a qualified audience and bring to the market technical solutions and new applications enhancing digital mediation;
  • Grow your business opportunities with new clients and cultural partners;
  • Build new connections with content producers to diversify your business.

The 6 cultural venues of La Rochelle shortlisted in 2022:

  • Tour de la Chaîne (Centre des Monuments Nationaux)
  • Museum d’Histoire Naturelle
  • Musée du Nouveau Monde
  • La Rochelle City Hall 
  • Maison Henri II – Centre Intermondes
  • Eglise Saint-Sauveur​
  • Tourist Office
  • Forecourt of Espace Encan

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Stéphane Malagnac
Head of Innovation & PiXii Festival


Ninon Roulin
PiXii Festival Assistant

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