Introduced this morning, the Museum of Different Realities will co-host the Cannes XR Digital pageant subsequent month. Initially deliberate as a bodily occasion as a part of the Cannes Movie Market (the enterprise counterpart to the Cannes Movie Competition), all the program will now be moved to a web based setting.
The Cannes Movie Competition is the most recent in a string of occasions which have been canceled or moved to a web based format as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This 12 months, the pageant was planning to launch a brand new immersive and augmented actuality program. Nonetheless, the brand new program will now pivot to happen solely on-line, in a collaboration with the Museum of Different Realities.
Titled Cannes XR 2020, the occasion will run throughout June 22-26 and have a wide range of totally different panels, displays and occasions, made out there on-line via 2D dwell video streams. There may also be a showcase of XR and VR initiatives on supply, which might be chosen by the Tribecca Movie Competition and out there to expertise for 3 days.
“After having ready for a promising version in Cannes, the place for the primary time we might have expanded the VR to the Palm Seaside, we needed to reinvent Cannes XR and discover a method to put it on-line,” stated Cannes Movie Market Government Director Jérôme Paillard to Selection. “It has been attainable to construct a completely new idea the place we will present worldwide, and with optimum high quality, the VR experiences that we had been anticipating to point out in Cannes.”
The Cannes XR Competition has some distinguished figures confirmed for occasions, together with Todd Shaiman, Head of Immersive Arts at Google, Colum Slevin, Head of Media, ARVR Experiences at Fb, Ishita Kapur, Director, Blended Actuality Content material and Partnerships at Microsoft and extra.
Extra info and the total line-up is offered on the Cannes Movie Maret (Marcé du Movie) web site.
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