The Prix Numix returns for their 15th edition, and the Film Fund Luxembourg is once again partnering up with the event. Since 2010, the Prix Numix have been rewarding excellence in digital content from Quebec. In 2021, the Prix Numix opened up to international competition. This recognition, awarded by peers – different juries made up of professionals from the cultural and digital worlds – helps to make the Prix Numix a special occasion that goes beyond a simple competition.

The four categories open to international entries for 2024 are :

Discover the definitions of the International 2024 categories here.

As part of its partnership with Prix Numix, the Film Fund Luxembourg will cover the entry fees for Luxembourg projects submitted.

Application deadline: 14 February 2024 at 5 p.m. (EST)

This year’s BERLIN DESIGN WEEK will be held under the INSIGHTS guiding theme and invites participants to reflect and delve deeper. The aim is to understand design as an aesthetic discipline and as a means of exploring and presenting complex contexts. Participants are invited to present designs that offer insights into their creative processes and simultaneously show how these processes address social, technological and ecological issues and offer solutions.

National and international designers, design studios, collectives, brands, companies, research facilities and institutions can apply to participate until February 29, 2024 – whether they are established players, start-ups, or career changers. The application process is aimed at participants who are willing to present experimental and innovative projects that have the potential to enrich the design industry as well as social and ecological discourse.

Submitted project proposals will be evaluated and selected based on the following criteria:

Biennale College Cinema is looking for 12 immersive international concepts, among these 2 are Italian, of up to 30 minutes duration that can be made within € 75,000 and completed for exhibition at the Venice International Film Festival in 2024. It is essential that the projects submitted can only be realized using immersive technologies The Call is open to teams of director and producers from all over the world, both at their first, second or third immersive project.

There is no age limit and no participation fee. All participants have to cover their own travel costs for the workshops and the events they are invited to attend. The selected teams will sign an agreement with La Biennale that assures their presence throughout the whole Biennale College Cinema – Immersive process. Please read the programme description and FAQ-immersive page, before completing the application.

Who can apply

As immersive media is an audio visual form whose language and grammar is still being discovered, we are looking for a mix of creative professionals to enrich the programme and maximise opportunities to fully explore the innovative nature of the new medium. Applications are welcomed from people involved in film, gaming, theatre, dance, opera, visual arts and other creative fields.

Participants will need to provide work that demonstrates their creative, visual and production skills, openness to taking on new practices and a desire to fully engage with the technology.

The training will be project led and applicants will be expected to apply in director and producer teams. For those applying from the film world, experience in short films, documentaries, and/or features is required and for those creative professionals applying from outside the film world they will need to have a body of work which can demonstrate their ability to understand narrative and spatial concerns.

How to apply

The application consists of a number of written and visual materials, which you will need to submit (see list below). Please spend the time getting the materials together as we won’t consider incomplete applications.

You will have to provide the following materials in English:

Application deadline : 6 November 2023

Created in 2018 and organized by CHRONIQUES – a project of the associations Seconde Nature in Aix-en-Provence and ZINC in Marseille – the Biennial of Digital Imaginaries is the highlight of digital arts and cultures in the South region. Exploring visual arts, sound arts and live performance, the Biennial is interested in the presence and use of digital and new technologies in art, invests the public space and gives voice to national and international artists from different backgrounds.

Apply with an exisiting artwork

If you wish to submit an existing artwork related to the theme of the Biennial of Digital Imaginaries 2024, please fill in the form. This open call is open until October 31, 2023, however, responses will be considered as and when they are received. Final selection will be made at the close of programming in January 2024.

The Immersive Residency is tailor-made for immersive projects in development and their team members. This program aims to provide a supportive environment for producers and creative leads to refine their immersive projects, explore new ideas, and connect with industry experts and peers. 

For whom
We address XR producers with an immersive project in early to mid-stage development phase. Participation is for 2 participants (ideally: producer, creative lead) per project. We don’t accept single applications, we want you to grow your project as a team, get feedback from your fellow residents and mentors, discuss your individual challenges and ask you for your contribution to our group.  Applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to the immersive storytelling field. 

What you get
Benefit from dedicated time and resources to advance your immersive project. Refine your concept, user journey, and overall project strategy. Receive guidance from experienced mentors who specialize in immersive storytelling and production. They will provide valuable insights, feedback, and advice tailored to your project. And finally engage in a vibrant and diverse community of like-minded creators, fostering collaboration, networking, and knowledge sharing. 

Additional benefits
Residents will receive (limited) online mentoring sessions on demand to continue their work.  

Residents will get the opportunity for a late entry to the Prototyping Lab (October 9-13 in Leipzig), if they decide to continue their work on the project, (re-)build their prototype and get even more professional feedback from an international crowd of XR creators and experts. Participation on the Prototyping Lab is on own cost. Until end of the year residents will have the chance to re-apply with their project in development: we will invite up to 3 projects and their teams to the next VR Pavilion and Conference during the Lux Film Festival in March 2024!  

When and where

What’s included
Residents will get 6 nights accommodation, full catering, public transport, five days of intense project support by our international mentors on site in Luxembourg plus additional mentoring sessions online after the Residency.  

Application deadline: 29 June 2023

NUMIX LAB – 4th edition in Brussels and Amsterdam from 4 to 8 December 2023

The NUMIX LAB is a new annual international meeting aimed at accelerating networking and promoting cooperation, co-productions, as well as the circulation of works and expertise within the French-speaking world. The objective is to federate a French-speaking community around digital creativity in order to facilitate collaborations between the cultural, audiovisual and technological sectors.

The NUMIX LAB is an initiative of Xn Québec, the association of producers of digital experiences in Quebec, and {CORRESPONDANCES DIGITALES].

This fall, approximately 150 creative studios, cultural venues and renowned American and European institutions are expected to participate in a 100% in-person event.

Selection of participants
Participants interested in taking part in the NUMIX LAB will be selected to ensure that the various cultural and creative industries are represented and that there is an equitable ratio between content producers, institutional representatives and funders.

Rules and objectives :

Application deadline: 6 April 2023

The S+T+ARTS yearly competition awards two innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology and the arts that have what it takes to make a significant impact on economic and social innovation. Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: The emphasis of both prizes lies on the creative appropriation and employment of technologies as well as the search for unique constellations of collaboration from the STARTS fields.

Grand Prize – Innovative Collaboration

Honors innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the artistic (and creative) sectors that open up new avenues for innovation.

Grand Prize – Artistic Exploration

Honors artistic research and works whose adoption by the arts has great potential to influence or change the use, application, or perception of technology

Winners will be prominently featured at Ars Electronica and other events of the consortium partners BOZAR, Waag, INOVA+, T6 Ecosystems, French Tech Grande Provence and Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Application deadline: 3 March 2023

Do you have a digital or immersive project and wish to participate in the 6th edition of NewImages Festival? Whether it’s completed, in development or just a concept at the moment, find out about the calls for projects below!

XR Competition (Submission fees: 48€)

Do you have an immersive or innovative project that has been completed? Try to win one of the prizes awarded by an international jury during the 6th edition of NewImages Festival!

Open to any artwork:

XR Development Market (Submission fees: 48€)

Apply to the XR Development Market if you want to find a co-production or a way to finance your project.

Open to any artwork:

XR Art Fair (Free registration)

Apply to the XR Art Fair to distribute your project.

Open to any artwork:

Deadline to register: 10 January 2023

The objective of the support to Video games and immersive content development is to increase the capacity of European video game producers, XR studios and audiovisual production companies to develop video games and interactive immersive experiences with the potential to reach global audiences. The support also aims to improve the competiveness of the European video games industry and other companies producing interactive immersive content in European and international markets by enabling the retention of intellectual property by European developers.

Expected results

Description of the activities to be funded

Support will be given to the development of works and prototypes of interactive narrative storytelling with original content and/or quality gameplay intended for production and global commercial exploitation via PCs, consoles, mobile devices, tablets, smart phones and other technologies.

The aim is to provide funds to video game production companies and other companies producing immersive content to develop works with a high level of originality and innovative and creative value, and that have a high level of commercial ambition and extensive cross-border potential to reach European and international markets. This will allow for further investment in innovative European content and increase the competitiveness of European companies in the digital global market.

Applications should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Are you a creator, producer or distributor interested in joining the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) 2022 selection? Submit :

Geneva International Film Festival 2022

Iconoclastic, rebellious and visionary, the Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) is the Festival where the future of cinema is shaped. Previews of films and series, distinguished guests, immersive works and cutting-edge digital installations are what make the GIFF unique. Each year, the Festival presents more than one hundred works – in all audiovisual formats – from all over the world.

At the heart of the Festival is the Geneva Digital Market (GDM), the only event in Switzerland dedicated to audiovisual innovation and open to international professionals. The GDM explores the links between film, television and digital and promotes the transfer of skills between audiovisual disciplines. The 28th edition will take place from 4 to 13 November 2022 in Geneva (Switzerland).

Application deadline: 31 August 2022