Dedicated to promoting immersive works and officially launched in April 2018 in Paris during the New Images festival, the French Immersion program immediately came into effect.
The program has already supported the following projects:
BattleScarSelected at TriBeca Film Festival, FilmGate Miami
VestigeSelected at TriBeca Film Festival
Firebird – The UnfinishedSelected at TriBeca Film Festival, FilmGate Miami
Seven LivesSelected at TriBeca Film Festival
AyahuascaSelected at TriBeca Film Festival
Accused No.2 : Walter SisuluSelected at TriBeca Film Festival
I Saw the Future – VRSelected at CoLCoA
Bury me, my loveSelected at Games for Change Festival, FilmGate Miami
A Fisherman’s TaleFilmGate Miami
Gauguin’s inner journeyFilmGate Miami
Isle of the DeadFilmGate Miami
The Horrifically Real VirtualityFuture of Storytelling
PLAY!Future of Storytelling
The Real ThingFuture of Storytelling
Gloomy EyesSelected at Sundance New Frontier
Mechanical SoulsSelected at Sundance New Frontier
-22,7°CSelected at SXSW
EclipseSelected at SXSW and Cinequest
VectronomSelected at SXSW Gaming
Sex BuyersSelected at Impact Reality Summit
Representatives of these immersive works thus received assistance to present their creations in the United States during major events whose trend forecaster role is established.
In 2018 and 2019 French Immersion helped bring French immersive stories to 8 US festivals, supported 15 production companies and 20 projects.