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Digital content festival Digifest is coming back to Corus Quay from Apr. 27 to 29.

Each year, Digifest and the Cultural service of the Embassy of France in Canada invites French digital creators to share their work with a Canadian audience.  After Laure Kaltenbach (Forum d’Avignon), Benoit Labourdette (Réalisateur) et Stephane Natkin (CNAM) as previous panelists, the festival will host this year the exhbition French touch of webcreation, coproduced by the Institut français and Transmedia Immersive University. Webdocumentaries, storyapps, interactive experiences… This exhibition presents works that renew the audiovisual language in the digital age. Eight interactive pieces are to be experienced during this 3-day event : 

Season : Morphosis


Seasons: Morphosis is a narrative and playful experiment allowing the users to immerse themselves into the ecosystems evolution process. Based on Seasons, Jaques Perrin and
Jacques Cluzaud’s last film, the app is free and available in English and French on iOS and Android. Go back in time with Seasons: Morphosis to discover the history of our environment and the evolution of the landscape. Experience an extraordinary adventure together as a family, move through thousands of years of evolution to better understand the world we live in.

Credits :
by Stéphane Durand, Laura Farrenq, Dorothée Descamps, Thomas Blanchet and Pauline Merlaut
France – 2015

Interactive haikus


The challenge was an ambitious one: to find web equivalents of traditional Japanese haikus, adapting the (extremely) short verse form to turn the quintessence of poetry from the Land of
the Rising Sun into a significant interactive experience. Twelve projects were selected for this collection which, because of its diversity and the coherency of its different messages, is more
than just the sum of its parts.

Credits :
Collective work
Canada / France – 2015

Alma, a tale of violence

 
Guatemala. Alma was 15 when she decided to join a gang and embark on a life of everyday theft, violence and extortion with her crew. Five years later, she found the courage to leave “Mara 18”. Her moving, eye-to-eye account forms the framework of this web documentary. In a stifling interview conducted behind closed doors, Alma gives a frank confession of her past activities in a world of drug trafficking and revenge attacks. Her story, which promises empathy and truth, is accompanied by other images that the user can bring up with a touch of the fingertips.

Credits :
by Miquel Dewever-Plana and Isabelle Fougère
France – 2012

BLA BLA


Driven by the viewer’s mouse clicks, BLA BLA is an interactive tale in six chapters populated by endearing characters generated using both traditional and high-tech methods. With the support of the National Film Board of Canada, director and creator Vincent Morisset takes an innovative approach to narrative, exploring human communication and addressing the challenges of telling a story with the spectator as participant.

Credits :
by Vincent Morisset
Canada – 2011

Prison Valley

You find yourself in Cañon City, Colorado, deep in the heart of an American prison valley. 13 penitentiaries, 36,000 inhabitants and more than 7,000 prisoners: a county where “even those outside are inside”. In the crisis-struck USA, David Dufresne and Philippe Brault explore the ramifications of its flourishing prison industry (“a cleaner version of hell”) in an interactive road movie where the web user is the co-driver.

Credits :
by David Dufresne and Philippe Brault
France – 2010

Gaza / Sderot


Two frontier towns and an interface that reconstitutes their opposition. Less than three  kilometers apart, Gaza and Sderot are facing each other ; Palestine and Israel are caught
up in an unending war and this web documentary aims to decompartmentalize perceptions as far as possible. Shot, edited and shown almost in real time, these short films introduce us to
the daily lives of Abu Khalil, Yafa Malka, Sason Sara and others, and familiarize us a little more with the routine, concrete reality of the conflict poisoning this region of the world.

Credits :
by Alma Films/Trabelsi Productions, Bo Travail !, Ramattan Studios, Upian, and ARTE France
France – 2008

Journey to the end of coal


In the style of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, you investigate the other side of China’s Economic Miracle as you descend 300 meters below ground to explore the working conditions of the miners who extract the coal Beijing so urgently needs to fuel its growth. You can ask as many questions as you like. A playful approach but the realities you discover are very real.

Credits :
by Samuel Bollendorff and Abel Ségrétin
France – 2008

Thanatorama


Thanatorama offers you a striking journey into the misteries of the funeral tradition. Swinging between different registers and trifling with frontiers, Thanatorama explores the religious rites and our society from different angles. At the heart of this story, you witness your own death. It is up to you to choose your path, according to your beliefs or your curiosity.

Credits :
by Julien Guintard, Vincent Baillais and Ana Maria de Jesus
France – 2007

The French Touch of webcreation exhibition is presented by the Institut français and Transmedia Immersive University, with the support of the Cultural service of the Embassy of France in Canada.

For more information, please visit :http://torontodigifest.ca/2017

Corus Quay 25 Dockside Dr Toronto, ON M5A 0B5 Canada

TORONTO - French touch of webcreation at Digifest 2017

When
04/27/2017
Where
Corus Quay
25 Dockside Dr
Toronto, ON M5A 0B5
Canada

Digital content festival Digifest is coming back to Corus Quay from Apr. 27 to 29.

Each year, Digifest and the Cultural service of the Embassy of France in Canada invites French digital creators to share their work with a Canadian audience.  After Laure Kaltenbach (Forum d’Avignon), Benoit Labourdette (Réalisateur) et Stephane Natkin (CNAM) as previous panelists, the festival will host this year the exhbition French touch of webcreation, coproduced by the Institut français and Transmedia Immersive University. Webdocumentaries, storyapps, interactive experiences… This exhibition presents works that renew the audiovisual language in the digital age. Eight interactive pieces are to be experienced during this 3-day event : 

Season : Morphosis


Seasons: Morphosis is a narrative and playful experiment allowing the users to immerse themselves into the ecosystems evolution process. Based on Seasons, Jaques Perrin and
Jacques Cluzaud’s last film, the app is free and available in English and French on iOS and Android. Go back in time with Seasons: Morphosis to discover the history of our environment and the evolution of the landscape. Experience an extraordinary adventure together as a family, move through thousands of years of evolution to better understand the world we live in.

Credits :
by Stéphane Durand, Laura Farrenq, Dorothée Descamps, Thomas Blanchet and Pauline Merlaut
France – 2015

Interactive haikus


The challenge was an ambitious one: to find web equivalents of traditional Japanese haikus, adapting the (extremely) short verse form to turn the quintessence of poetry from the Land of
the Rising Sun into a significant interactive experience. Twelve projects were selected for this collection which, because of its diversity and the coherency of its different messages, is more
than just the sum of its parts.

Credits :
Collective work
Canada / France – 2015

Alma, a tale of violence

 
Guatemala. Alma was 15 when she decided to join a gang and embark on a life of everyday theft, violence and extortion with her crew. Five years later, she found the courage to leave “Mara 18”. Her moving, eye-to-eye account forms the framework of this web documentary. In a stifling interview conducted behind closed doors, Alma gives a frank confession of her past activities in a world of drug trafficking and revenge attacks. Her story, which promises empathy and truth, is accompanied by other images that the user can bring up with a touch of the fingertips.

Credits :
by Miquel Dewever-Plana and Isabelle Fougère
France – 2012

BLA BLA


Driven by the viewer’s mouse clicks, BLA BLA is an interactive tale in six chapters populated by endearing characters generated using both traditional and high-tech methods. With the support of the National Film Board of Canada, director and creator Vincent Morisset takes an innovative approach to narrative, exploring human communication and addressing the challenges of telling a story with the spectator as participant.

Credits :
by Vincent Morisset
Canada – 2011

Prison Valley

You find yourself in Cañon City, Colorado, deep in the heart of an American prison valley. 13 penitentiaries, 36,000 inhabitants and more than 7,000 prisoners: a county where “even those outside are inside”. In the crisis-struck USA, David Dufresne and Philippe Brault explore the ramifications of its flourishing prison industry (“a cleaner version of hell”) in an interactive road movie where the web user is the co-driver.

Credits :
by David Dufresne and Philippe Brault
France – 2010

Gaza / Sderot


Two frontier towns and an interface that reconstitutes their opposition. Less than three  kilometers apart, Gaza and Sderot are facing each other ; Palestine and Israel are caught
up in an unending war and this web documentary aims to decompartmentalize perceptions as far as possible. Shot, edited and shown almost in real time, these short films introduce us to
the daily lives of Abu Khalil, Yafa Malka, Sason Sara and others, and familiarize us a little more with the routine, concrete reality of the conflict poisoning this region of the world.

Credits :
by Alma Films/Trabelsi Productions, Bo Travail !, Ramattan Studios, Upian, and ARTE France
France – 2008

Journey to the end of coal


In the style of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, you investigate the other side of China’s Economic Miracle as you descend 300 meters below ground to explore the working conditions of the miners who extract the coal Beijing so urgently needs to fuel its growth. You can ask as many questions as you like. A playful approach but the realities you discover are very real.

Credits :
by Samuel Bollendorff and Abel Ségrétin
France – 2008

Thanatorama


Thanatorama offers you a striking journey into the misteries of the funeral tradition. Swinging between different registers and trifling with frontiers, Thanatorama explores the religious rites and our society from different angles. At the heart of this story, you witness your own death. It is up to you to choose your path, according to your beliefs or your curiosity.

Credits :
by Julien Guintard, Vincent Baillais and Ana Maria de Jesus
France – 2007

The French Touch of webcreation exhibition is presented by the Institut français and Transmedia Immersive University, with the support of the Cultural service of the Embassy of France in Canada.

For more information, please visit :http://torontodigifest.ca/2017

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