CREATION OF QUEBEC/CANADA XR – A QUEBEC INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT XR THROUGHOUT THE FRANCOPHONIEMay 17, 2019
As part of the Common Codes event at the Cannes Film Festival, Xn Quebec, Phi Centre, MUTEK, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) and the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) have announced this afternoon the creation of Quebec/Canada XR. The event took place in the presence of the honourable Mrs. Nathalie Roy, Minister of Culture and Communications, and Minister Responsible for the French Language. Also present were some of the biggest Quebec talents, including Felix & Paul Studios, Dpt. and Thierry Loa. This new initiative was developed to serve independent creators of XR (virtual, augmented, and mixed reality) in Quebec, in Canada and throughout the Francophonie.
The goal of Quebec/Canada XR is to highlight these rising practices and to foster knowledge sharing, while creating an international and Francophone community of professionals. With that in mind, the team will collaborate with the Association Francophone de la XR (AFXR), a new entity resulting from the combination of UNI-XR and AFRV in France. A true think tank, Quebec/Canada XR aims to establish connections between the institutions and the key players of the sector, as well as with the education, journalism, museum, and arts circles in general.
As of today, Quebec/Canada XR invites creators, producers and broadcasters to join the Slack discussion platform. Categories have been created to monitor calls for projects, upcoming events, and issues affecting creation, production, and broadcasting. All the better to foster discussions between professionals from the industry. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the discussion.