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April 3, 2024
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8th edition of Atelier Grand Nord XR (AGN XR) - Cohort Announcement


Centered around virtual reality, augmented reality, or mixed reality, the Grand Nord XR Workshop offers a privileged opportunity for participants to discuss their projects with consultants, fuel reflection on their respective works, foster the exchange of ideas and perspectives, and create connections aimed at facilitating future collaborations.

About previous editions: 94% of participants found that the program helped develop potential partnerships - 76% of them believe they developed relationships that will be useful for their current or future projects - 82% of participants acknowledge that the program advanced their project.

The Workshop brings together francophone XR project teams in development (two people per project, including the producer and a member of the creative team) from France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Quebec. Selected Quebec projects will receive a grant of $100,000 CAD to develop their expertise.

Thanks to the collaboration of Xn Québec, the cohort will benefit from a series of visits to digital experience studios in Montreal, including Irregular, Dpt., Lab 7, SAT, and PHI Studio. These visits will provide an opportunity to engage with industry professionals, discover unique creative spaces, and become familiar with the vast playground that is Montreal.

The 2024 cohort consists of the following projects:

Hôtel Overlook, mixed reality (Québec)
Francis Gélinas, producer and director | Francis Monty, director |

L’expérience Fibonacci (Québec)
Samuel Tétreault, co-founder and artistic director | Emanuelle Kirouac, production manager | Isabelle Domens, production manager | Les 7 doigts de la main

Séfar (Québec)
Julie Lapointe, producer | Sara Nacer, film director | Samy Lamouti, 3D special effects and virtual reality designer | L'Équipage

Kabita (Québec/Luxembourg)
Caroline Julien, co-producer and author | Benigno Perez, co-producer et director | CREO and Immersive Space

Limits VR (Suisse)
Hélène Faget, producer | Simon de Diesbach, director | Tell me the Story

Projet UNDA (France)
Nicolas Pelloille-Oudart, producer | Timothée Marnat, author and artistic director | Hiver Prod

360 notes prises au Nord (France)
Marie Point, manager | Mathieu Rozières, producer | Agnès de Cayeux, artist and author | Dark Euphoria

The seven consultants accompanying the participants this year are:

Jean-Pascal Beaudoin, Co-Founder & President | Headspace Studio (Quebec)

Eloi Champagne, Production Technology Strategist | National Film Board of Canada (QC)

Karine Sévigny, General Manager | Hubblo (Quebec)

Louis Thériault-Bovin, Founder and Director | Neek Studio (Quebec)

Dominic Desjardins, Interactive Creator, Director, and Producer | Zazie Films (Ontario)

Laura Mannelli, Artist-Architect | [In]between spaces (Luxembourg)

Mélanie Courtinat, Artist and Interactive Designer (France)

This eighth edition is organized by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), in collaboration with MUTEK, with the support of the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC), Film Fund Luxembourg, Fondation de formation continue pour le cinéma et l’audiovisuel (FOCAL) and Cinéforom, Canada Media Fund (CMF), National Film Board of Canada (NFB), and Xn Québec.

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