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NewImages Festival 2018

NewImages Festival

Digital Lab Africa is at NewImages !

 

NewImages is a new festival dedicated to digital creation and virtual worlds that takes place at the Forum des Images in Paris. It is a space where the general public can discover and experiment with new media, while industry professionals can come together to discuss key issues and younger audiences can take the time to reflect on the latest media innovations.

This year the festival honours the African continent and especially South Africa. Tegan Bristow, director of the Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival, and Ulrico Grech-Cumbo, co-founder of DeepVR, are invited to participate in the professional program of NewImages and to the Immersive Realities Focus organized by the French Institute at Laval Virtual. Finally the 4 VR experiments, produced by Digital Lab Africa & WondaVR for the first « 48h VR Film Jam » in South Africa, are planned during the festival (out of competition). From April 4th to 8th, about 100 spectators, equipped with their VR headsets, will be able to simultaneously test the VR experiments carried out by the 12 young South African creatives who participated to the Jam last October.

 

Digital Lab Africa' presence at NewImages

Ulrico Grech-Cumbo is one of the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) mentors for the virtual reality category. Other partners of Digital Lab Africa will be present at NewImages on April 5th and 6th:
Marianne Lévy-Leblond (head of web productions and transmedia projects, Arte), Digital Lab Africa partner for the Web Creation category
Hélène Zemmour (Digital Director, TV5Monde), DLA Media Partner
Antoine Cayrol (producer, Atlas V), VR mentor of the first edition of DLA and producer of the winning project VR of DLA, Round Round of Shariffa Ali and Yetunde Dada
Ng'endo Mukii (director), VR category mentor for Digital Lab Africa

 

 DISCOVER THE FULL PROGRAM HERE                                                                                 DISCOVER DIGITAL LAB AFRICA HERE

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