Taking place at Musée Maritime of La Rochelle, PiXii Festival is open to the general public (afternoons) to showcase the finest immersive works and designed as an international community-based marketplace fully oriented on B2B networking and information exchanges.
Conducted in synergy Sunny Side of the Doc, the international marketplace for documentary and narrative experiences, PiXii Festival puts the stories first, benefits from the non-fiction industry’s expertise and becomes the meeting point for digital and creative cultures.
Focusing on new forms storytelling, knowledge transfer and augmented realities, PiXii Festival is the echo chamber of synergies at work in the Digital Mediation area. It also acts as an effective kickstarter for the development of digital installations and innovations enhancing the museums experiences worldwide.
For the first time, immersive and interactive installations enhancing the museums, heritage sites and educational experiences will compete to integrate PiXii Festival official selection and competition – application deadline on March 29 (late entries on April 7).
An international jury of industry experts will award the best digital mediation installation with the Grand Prix PiXii worth €5,000.
Narrative projects should focus on the user’s experience and the interactive or immersive component can leverage any digital technologies VR, AR or mixed reality, 3D audio, 3D imaging, mapping… Ready to compete ?
“We’ve taken part in PiXii since the very beginning because we wanted to showcase our knowledge and expertise in producing new narrative experiences, in particularly using 3D sound, to enhance the visitors’ experience in heritage sites. It’s a real bonus to meet both the general public and potential partners for new collaborations.”
“Having key VR players all under one roof allowed me to test out other experiences and network with many industry professionals. We were also able to chat with producers as well as museum representatives directly on our booth which was a major advantage. Sunny Side of the Doc really is a melting pot of curious minds, mixing documentary film with new technology. It’s a unique occasion to create new opportunities together.”
“It’s the ideal opportunity for getting noticed amongst those in the industry, and enter the digital culture community. We met so many collaborators – not only from France, but from abraod too. It’s the start of several collaborations which lead to new meetings. Obviously, we’re planning on coming back in 2019.”