Between the Nord Pas de Calais and Wallonia, it is a long story of love, but especially of co-productions!
Pictanovo and Wallimage are not new to co-financing films or animation pilots.
In 2014, the two regional funds took an additional step by giving a real trans-regional dimension to the “Interactive Experiences” program initiated by Pictanovo and already co-financed by Wallimage for 2 years.
The Expérience Interactives fund, France’s leading regional fund, supports companies that experiment with concepts and genres that challenge conventional wisdom in the world of image and cultural industries.
The 1st winners of the Transregional Fund “Interactive Experiences”:
On September 25, the trans-regional jury met to select the projects supported by this new fund.
Here are the 4 winners:
Canteen Monsters / CCCP-FishingCactus
Canteen Monsters is a tower defense game that is available in two complementary games, one on PC, the other on cell phone, but with a common universe: that of an elementary school that must be defended from the zany invasion of monsters from the canteen.
Canteen Monsters is original in its “bridged” concept: an experience on two complementary platforms that allows players to share their winnings from one game to the other.
The fun and rewards are enhanced when spread across both titles and platforms.
Amount allocated: €95,000
What the Fake : Selfies?! / Bookinspired
From January to April 2014, thanks to 12 participative and interactive webisodes, the online experience What the fake!? – RTBF gave voice to 150 teenagers and created a reactive community that currently counts more than 32401fans on Facebook (of which 70% are teenagers) and more than 60,000 views on Youtube.
Based on this emerging (rebellious) community, the documentary Whatthefake-SELFIES! is filmed entirely with cell phones (or webcams) and aims to reflect on the reactivity, creativity, need to be heard and hyperconnectivity of this community.
First participatory documentary, What the fake – SELFIES! will expose in 52′ and without taboo the way today’s teenagers communicate.
Amount allocated: €40,000
Crimes and Punishments / Novak Prod
Crimes and Punishments is an interactive immersion experience on the issue of post-prison reintegration. The serious game will allow the Internet user to put himself in the shoes of a prisoner and to embark on a scripted obstacle course to try to obtain parole.
The authors wish to change mentalities and break down prejudices and judgments to the point of formulating concrete proposals grouped together in a white paper via a platform for playing, expressing themselves and exchanging on the subject.
Amount allocated: €35,000
Mr. and Mrs. Flash / Les Films du Tambour de Soie
During the “Trente Glorieuses”, the “Marabout Flash” guides were the encyclopedia of modernity.
Mr. and Mrs. Flash is a webseries of 12 episodes of 3 minutes, 12 short fictions and 12 frescoes of the web of today pointing with humor and a sweetness acidulous our daily utopias of modernity and perfection, with a question in the watermark: what does it mean to succeed today? This delightfully vintage humor series dissects web trends and points out the most influential dictates of our hyper-connected society.
Amount allocated: €75,000
Composition of the Transregional Jury “Interactive Experiences
Laure Casalini, Director Supinfogame Rubika
Christophe Chaillou, Head of Innovation, Pictanovo
Jean-Baptiste Dumont, Transmedia scriptwriter
Alexander Knetig, Head of Interactive Programs at ARTE
Jean-François Raskin, Director of the IHECS
Philippe Reynaert, director of Wallimage
Marianne Riguaux, Multimedia journalist
Virginie Vandeputte, Manager of the Creative Wallonia fund
Meet the team of the Transregional Fund “Interactive Experiences” and some of the winners on October 8 at 4:15 pm, during the International Francophone Film Festival (FIFF) in Namur.
Philippe Reynaert (Wallimage) and Philippe Fréville (Pictanovo), will share the results of this first edition of the Transregional Fund “Interactive Experiences”.
The opportunity to discover the diversity, creativity and Euroregional talents (as some of the winners will accompany them to present their project) and to raise awareness among professionals for the next edition to be held in 2015.
More information on the Transregional Fund “Interactive Experiences” :HERE
More information about the Interactive Experiences Fund: HERE
October 8, 2014: Eurotransmedia Consortium at FIFF
Palais des Congrès, Place d’Armes-Namur-Belgium
The Transregional Fund “Interactive Experiences” is financed by Pictanovo, the Nord Pas de Calais region, Creative Wallonia and Wallimage Cross Media.