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).
Stay tuned ! The 2021 Official Selection will be unveiled here in mid-May.


All we need is you!

An XR project in need of funding and partners?

Sunny Side's pitching forum features an Immersive Experiences session and provides access to an audience of international decision makers and cultural stakeholders.
The call for projects can be found HERE.

A XR film to highlight?

PiXii Festival's Official Selection puts the spotlight on the best works through an XR video library, available to all registrered professionals.
The call for XR Films can be found HERE.

An immersive experience/installation to exhibit?

Top cultural venues in the City of La Rochelle will be hosts to a PiXii Festival immersive tour, open to the general public as well as registered professionals.
The call for Immersive Experiences can be found HERE.

PiXii Festival invests the city of La Rochelle

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.

La Rochelle Towers

(Centre des Monuments Nationaux)

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.



Stéphane Malagnac
PiXii Development Executive



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