Cannes, France–(Newsfile Corp. – April 26, 2022) – The VeeR Future Award 2022, a cornerstone of the Cannes XR program, unveils the jury panel that may decide essentially the most immersive, compelling, and modern digital actuality (VR) works this 12 months. The Jury Panel consists of Zhang Ziyi (Chinese language Actor, Director, and Producer), Hannah Minghella (President of Movement Footage, Dangerous Robotic), Michel Reilhac (impartial creator of immersive content material), Vicki Dobbs Beck (VP of Immersive Content material Innovation at ILMxLAB), Kari Skogland (CEO of Mad Rabbit, Emmy®-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director and showrunner), and Doug Chiang (Lucasfilm VP and Government Inventive Director) because the Advisor of the Jury Panel. The infinite prospects VR brings to storytelling have shined a lightweight on the medium and have attracted the eye of the movie and expertise business, artists, traders, and distributors around the globe. They’re all paying shut consideration to seeing how this expertise and the immersive expertise it creates will revolutionize the media and leisure enterprise. This 12 months, Cannes XR and VeeR have put collectively an skilled and various jury panel that may carry their skilled views to the judging course of.
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The works on VeeR Future Award’s shortlist shall be out there on VeeR and Alexandria on Could seventeenth. 18 VR works have been chosen out of a whole lot of submissions to enter the ultimate spherical of the Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competitors to compete for an opportunity to win the Finest VR Story and the Finest Interactive Expertise awards. Read more about the 2022 Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition Shortlist.
The jury will consider the tasks based mostly on their storytelling strategies, immersive and interactive designs, and improvements. The winners shall be introduced on Could twenty second on the on-line Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Ceremony on Alexandria.
Because the main expertise for storytelling, Digital Actuality receives extra consideration from filmmaking specialists and fans in comparison with conventional mediums. VeeR and Cannes XR have labored intently to satisfy the promise to raise every year’s showcase, and this 12 months’s Cannes XR will current a physique of labor that is each various and of the best high quality, bringing essentially the most groundbreaking works created by artists around the globe to the viewers. It is going to put VR storytelling and interactive expertise on the forefront of media consideration.
“It’s our nice honor to have the world-renowned Jury Panel for the VeeR Future Award, and collectively we hope to achieve extra audiences inside the media & leisure business. We consider Cannes XR will entice extra artists to hitch us in VR content material creation and finally drive immersive storytelling ahead,” says Jingshu, Co-Founding father of VeeR.
About The Jury Panel
Zhang Ziyi, is acknowledged worldwide for her performing expertise and, in 2021, her directorial debut, “Poem,” a brief movie in a four-part anthology titled My Nation, My Mother and father, was launched in China to essential acclaim. Within the final decade, she has additionally produced 4 movies and a extremely well-liked tv sequence. She made her cinematic début, in 2000, in Zhang Yimou’s The Highway Residence which received the Silver Bear Award on the Berlin Movie Competition. It was adopted by her award-winning efficiency in Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, in 2000. She earned nominations for Finest Actress at each BAFTA and the Golden Globes for her position in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), directed by Rob Marshall. Her position in The Grandmaster, by Wong Kar-wai, received her 12 awards for Finest Actress. Within the final twenty years, she has starred in options together with Zhang Yimou’s Hero, and Home of Flying Daggers, and Wong Kar-wai’s 2046. At age 27 (2006), she was a Juror on the Cannes Movie Competition (Essential Competitors); a Cinefondation Juror in 2009; and Un Sure Regard Juror in 2013. In 2013, France conferred Ms. Zhang with the Order of Arts and Letters, rank of Chevalier. In 2016, she served on the Toronto Movie Competition Platform Jury and, in 2019, she was President of the Jury on the Tokyo Worldwide Movie Competition.
Hannah Minghella, serves as President of Movement Footage at Dangerous Robotic underneath the management of JJ Abrams and Katie McGrath. She is presently in post-production on Lou directed by Anna Foerster; in addition to the animated adaptation of Charlie Mackesy’s bestselling ebook The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. Moreover, Minghella is overseeing a broad slate of live-action, animation, and documentary options for the corporate together with the event of the following installments of Star Trek and Cloverfield in addition to new variations of Superman, the Justice League Darkish universe, and an animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Locations You will Go!
Michel Reilhac, is an immersive storyteller, making movies in Digital Actuality, creating participatory experiences in actual life and throughout media. He’s the founding curator of Venice VR, the official competitors of inventive VR content material for the Venice Biennale Worldwide Movie Competition. He’s head of research for each the Venice Biennale Faculty Cinema and the Venice Biennale Faculty Cinema VR. He’s additionally the curator of the VR part for Seriesmania in Lille. He lectures, coaches, and produces immersive media. He was previously a dancer, government director for a number of nationwide dance and theatre establishments in France, head of the Discussion board des Photographs in Paris between 1992 and 2001, and head of cinema ( acquisitions and manufacturing of 30 impartial movies every year between 2002 and 2012). He was named Man of the Yr in movie in 2013 by the french commerce Le Movie Français, and is presently engaged on establishing a global and pan African writers residency on the island of Lamu, Kenya.
Vicki Dobbs Beck, has greater than 30 years of broad-based administration expertise within the leisure business. Selection named her a “Digital Innovator to Watch in 2020”, and in 2019, the Superior Imaging Society acknowledged Vicki with a Distinguished Management Award for being a big “leisure business development catalyst.” Presently, Vicki is the VP of Immersive Content material Innovation and has total accountability for ILMxLAB, the award-winning division launched by Lucasfilm in 2015 to pioneer within the area of immersive storytelling. ILMxLAB needs to make it potential for folks to “Step Inside Our Tales” in methods by no means earlier than potential. Utilizing applied sciences like digital and augmented actuality, ILMxLAB aspires to create related experiences that remodel locations, areas, and our day by day lives as we transition from story-telling to story-living.
Kari Skogland, is an Emmy®-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director and showrunner, and CEO of Mad Rabbit, a improvement and manufacturing firm. Skogland is dedicated to producing high-end one-hour dramas for the worldwide market whereas she continues her award-winning work. She is presently set to direct Paramount’s Cleopatra, starring Gal Gadot. Most not too long ago she was Government Producer and Director of all 6 episodes of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Marvel, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan. Earlier than that, she was the manager producer, and director of a number of episodes, together with the pilot, of Showtime’s restricted sequence The Loudest Voice starring Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes. She received a number of awards for her work as director on the hit sequence The Handmaid’s Story and is acknowledged for the pilot episodes of AMC’s NOS4A2 starring Zachary Quinto, and the pilot of Starz’s The Rook.
Doug Chiang, is an Academy Award-winning artist, creator, and manufacturing designer. Doug presently serves as Lucasfilm’s Vice President and Government Inventive Director. He has obtained an Academy Award for Demise Turns into Her, two British Academy Awards, two Clio Awards for design excellence, and the Artwork Administrators Guild Award for finest manufacturing design. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2021 for finest manufacturing design for The Mandalorian.
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