After two years of intermittent lockdowns and constant screen-use, is the future a metaverse? Maybe. Until that happens, the industry remains creative and tangible to forge the future of immersive creation. In four sequences, Annecy gives the floor to these ruminations on Tuesday 14th June, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Mifa.       
Additional information about XR@Annecy is available here.
Check out all of the selections here.

  • Affiorare – directed by Rossella Schillaci (Italy, Portugal)
  • Déjà-vu – directed by Dennis Stein-Schomburg (Germany)
  • Glimpse – directed by Benjamin Cleary, Michael O’Connor (France, Ireland, United Kingdom)
  • Goliath: Playing with Reality – directed by Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla (United Kingdom, France)
  • Kidnapping à Vostok – directed by Jean Bouthors (France)
  • Marco & Polo Go Round – directed by Benjamin Steiger Levine (Belgium, Canada)
  • On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World) – directed by Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Pierre Zandrowicz, Arnaud Colinart (USA, France, United Kingdom)
  • Samsara – directed by Hsin-Chien Huang (Taiwan)

Immersive Reality Conferences

Selected VR Works are:

  • Nana Lou – by Isabelle Andreani (France, Luxembourg)
  • The Canterville Ghost by Mathias Chelebourg (France)

The Annecy 2022 official selections committee has chosen eight works to participate in the VR Works competition, chosen from over 91 projects from 30 different countries.
The WIP XR 2022 line-up will showcase two VR narratives in which you are the hero. Filled with graphic ambitions that rival the most demanding linear films, Nana Lou and The Canterville Ghost stand out by the accuracy of their storytelling and the suitability of their immersive approach.        

  • Who is still backing immersive experiences?
  • Is traditional animation the future of virtual reality?
  • Indispensable real-time, and then what?
  • Virtual and immersive creation: training that sets the example.  

Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.

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Source: Annecy 2022

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