FESTIVAL DE CANNES- An Immersive 2024 Festival

The Festival de Cannes just announced eight projects that will be a part of the Immersive Competition in this year’s festival from May 15-24, 2024. Collective location-based virtual reality, projection mapping, mixed reality experiences, and holographic works will all be featured. These works showcase the cutting edge of this new era of storytelling, embracing new technologies, challenging convention, and celebrating new artists as well as old.

En Amour


Claire Bardainne, Adrien Mondot, Laurent Bardainne
Casting Claire Bardainne (voice over), November Ultra (singing voice)
Produced by Adrien M & Claire B, Ekleroshock records


UK, France, United States (French Premiere)

Barnaby Steel, Ersin Han Ersin, Robin McNicholas
Casting Cate Blanchett (voice)
Produced by Marshmallow Laser Feast, Atlas V, Pressman Film, Orange, Bia-Echo Foundation

Human Violins: Prelude (multi-user version)

Romania, France – World Premiere

Ioana Mischie
Casting Cabiria Morgenstern (English Voice)
Produced by Storyscapes, Da Prod, Studioset

Maya: The Birth of a Superhero

UK, France, United States (European Premiere)

Poulomi Basu, CJ Clarke
Casting Indira Varma, Kathy Packianathan (French voices), Indira Varma, Charithra Chandran (English voices), Florrie Antoniou (voices)
Produced by Just Another Production Company, Floréal, Meta VR for Good, France Télévisions, Francetv Storylab, Meta


France, Taiwan

Tania de Montaigne, Stéphane Foenkinos, Pierre-Alain Giraud 
Casting Tania de Montaigne, Rebecca Naluyange, Keril Daniel Elombe, Véronique Bailey, Jona Kraft, Sergei Laev, Mbongiseni Kunene, Craig Thomas Crawford, John Harve Jackson, Gwei Lun-Mei (Mandarin voice), Susanna Dimitri (Italian voice).
Produced by Novaya, Flash Forward Entertainment, Centre Pompidou

Telos I

Canada, Sweden, Denmark – World Premiere

Dorotea Saykaly, Emil Dam Seidel
Produced by Dorotea Saykaly, Emil Dam Seidel
Casting Dorotea Saykaly

The Roaming

France, Luxembourg, Canada

Mathieu Pradat 
Casting Axel Beaumont, Pierre Tallaron, Tony Sanial, Mila Pousséo, Chloé Froget, Anne Klein, Marianne Bourg 
Produced by La prairie productions, Wild Fang Films, Normal Studio, Small Creative

Traversing The Mist


Tung-Yen Chou
Casting Jing-Yan Lin
Produced by Very Theatre


Part of the Immersive Selection, six non-competitive works will be featured at the exhibition exploring the evolution of the medium and drawing parallels between virtual reality, virtual production, cinema, and collective storytelling.


France, United States

Martin Allais, Nico Casavecchia
Casting Dawson (English voice), Jehnny Beth (French voice), Lo Rivera (German voice) 
Produced by Atlas V, Albyon, 1STAveMachine, ARTE France, Oculus, Ryot


France, Germany

Marion Burger, Ilan J. Cohen
Casting Olivia Cooke (English voice), Vimala Pons (French voice) 
Produced by Atlas V, Reynard Films, France Télévisions

Gloomy Eyes

Argentina, France, United States

Fernando Maldonado, Jorge Tereso
Casting Tahar Rahim (French voice), Colin Farrell (English voice), Max Riemelt (German voice), Jorge Drexler (Spanish voice), Jam Hsiao (Mandarin voice) Produced by Atlas V, 3dar, ARTE France, HTC, Ryot

Missing Pictures: Naomi Kawase

France, UK, Taiwan, Luxembourg, South Korea

Clément Deneux
Casting Naomi Kawase 
Produced by Atlas V, ARTE France, BBC, PTS, Serendipity Films, Wild Fang Films, Giioii

Notes on Blindness

France, UK

Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton, James Spinney 
Casting John Hull (English version), Lambert Wilson (French version)
Produced by Ex Nihilo, ARTE France, Archer’s Mark, Novelab


United States, France

Eliza McNitt
Casting Jessica Chastain, Millie Bobby Brown, Patti Smith
Produced by Protozoa Pictures, City Lights, Crime of Curiosity, Atlas V

The Best Immersive Work Award will be presented by the President of the Jury at the Closing Ceremony on May 23. The Competition Immersive of the Festival de Cannes is a new competition dedicated to immersive works, the first edition of which will be held from May 15024, 2024 at the Cannes Cineum and the Université Côte d’Azur, Georges Méliès Campus.