The winners of the first 360 Film Festival, with a jury led by Julie Gayet

The 360 Film Festival jury members have selected the best immersive contents, with 6 prizes including a special prize during an award ceremony hosted by the French actress  and producer Julie Gayet; the audience included the many industry experts who had attended Screen4All Forum at L'Usine, in nearby La Plaine-Saint-Denis. Gayet explains: "I am delighted for this opportunity to experiment with VR, which is opening up a new era of film. Viewers no longer just watch movies, but actually experience them!" - The first year of this international event had 48 films in competition, from 13 countries. The winners of the 360 Film Festival can be seen online starting October 18.
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Winners

Jury members judged the artistic, technical and innovative merits of each film.

The 360 Film Festival prize for ART was awarded to Frédéric Purgal’s « Atelier d’Utrillo du Musée de Montmartre« , for the creative use of photogrammetry in order to recreate an actual artist’s workshop. Production: Art of Corner, VR, 4′, 2016.

The 360 Film Festival prize for LIVE FILMING was awarded to Richard Nockles‘ « Charlie Winston – Many Me’s » for the quality of its direction, and for its original, fun and fresh design of a one-man band. Production: Surround Vision, 360° video, 3’, 2015, UK.

The 360 Film Festival prize for DOCUMENTARIES was awarded to Richard Nockles‘ « Growing a World of Wonder« , which offers an in-depth exploration of the potential of VR through both its subject and its techniques. Its accessible and efficient storytelling ensures the viewer feels like they’re actually there. Production: Surround Vision, 360° video, 4’, 2015, UK.

The 360 Film Festival prize for FICTION was awarded to Pierre Zondrewicz’ « I Phillip« , for its masterful use of all parameters of VR creation. Production: Okio, VR, 14’, 2016, France.

The 360 Film Festival prize for COMMERCIAL FILMS was awarded to Léon Bérelle, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra and Maxime Luère’s « Assassin’s Creed – Jack the Ripper » for its technical achievement, smart camera use and powerful effects. Production: Unit Image, VR, 2’, 2015, France.

The 360 Film Festival’s SPECIAL PRIZE was awarded to Marc Zimmermann’s « Longing for Wilderness« , for its refreshing content, with a forwards or backwards dolly shot that ends up in a levitating position. Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Post-production, 360° video, 3’, 2016, Germany.

 

Jury members

Stephan Bender, FilmFrance – Benoit Blanchard, Unifrance – Julien Cadot, Numerama – Eloi Champagne, ONF Montréal – Emmanuel Cuénod, Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans – Laurent Dondey, La Géode –  Julie Gayet, actress and producer – Emma Genet, UNI-VR, Nathalie Klimberg, Mediakwest – Camille Lopato, DiVRsionVR – Fabienne Olivier, LearnDoShare – Delphine Seitiée, WorldVR Forum, Switzerland – Fabien Siouffi, agent for VR artists, Fabbula – Michaël SwierczynskI, Forum des Images.

 

Information http://www.screen4all.com/en/360-film-festival-en.html

 

The 360 Film Festival was held as a part of the 3rd edition of Screen4All, a forum on innovative technologies for film, TV and new media, giving visitors an overview of the latest innovations and disruptive usages.

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