Diversion cinema launches international VR distribution department
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - MAY 2018
On the occasion of Cannes film festival & Next - Marché du Film, Diversion cinema announces the creation of a new department of International VR distribution and sales.
Diversion in distribution
Since its creation in 2016, Diversion cinema specialized in showcasing VR pieces and opened several VR cinemas in France (Forum des images, Louxor) across Europe (Rotterdam, Eindhoven), and worked for numerous prestigious festivals, among others : Venice film festival, Dubai international film festival, IDFA, Marché du film -! Festival de Cannes.
As a real-life buffer between creators and the audience, it became logic to start taking care of distribution, an issue known in the VR field.
A pioneer in international VR distribution
For that purpose, Paul Bouchard, founder of the VR Sales & Acquisitions department at WIDE joined Diversion cinema to open their international VR distribution department.
Having worked 8 years in the film industry and international sales business, Paul Bouchard launched in 2016 WIDE VR, a new department dedicated to Sales of narrative Virtual Reality contents. After one year developing a unique expertise regarding VR sales and distribution, Paul teamed up with Diversion cinema in 2018 to become head of international distribution to reach a wider audience and to bring efficient distribution and monetization solutions to VR producers.
A tool: Viktor Romeo
To help spreading VR diffusion, Diversion developed a VR booth for two: Viktor Romeo, named after the radio code for VR. Low-tech, easy to use, accessible, brandable, Viktor Romeo is the solution for venues willing to showcase VR: cinemas, libraries, cultural centers, aquariums & more.
In Diversion’s strategy, Viktor Romeo is a distribution facilitator, a democratization tool for VR.
Line up “VR with a soul”
Diversion wants to bring another VR to the public’s eyes. Artistic creations, human & social point of views, narrative experiments : that is the kind of productions leading Diversion’s line-up. From 360 videos to interactive experiences, Diversion aims to represent soulful VR pieces to large audiences.
2018 NewImages - Best immersive production Award
A film by Benoit Felici
Directed by Benoit Felici and Mathias Chelebourg
Produced by Artline Films, DVgroup, and ARTE France
France – 2018 – 16’ - VR 360°
The Real Thing is a VR journey into a copy of our world, exploring real-life stories inside China’s replicas of Paris, Venice and London.
Directed by Adrien Moisson & Raphaël Aupy
Produced by The Virtual Reserve Ltd. & BrainWorks
Great Britain & France - 2018 - VR 360°
The Wild Immersion, supported by Jane Goodall Institute. The first Biodiversity Journey.
Kobold -Coming soon-
Directed by Max Sacker
Produced by Another World VR
Germany - 2018 - interactive VR experience
Kobold blurs the line between cinema and VR gaming, immerse yourself in true, cinematic realism, explore a fully interactive universe entirely scanned with photogrammetry from real locations, pick up clues, solve a mystery and come face to face with an ancient evil.
2017 Venice International Film Festival - Best VR Story Award
Directed by Gina Kim
Produced by Crayon Film
Korea & USA - 2017 - 12’ - VR 360°
A short experimental documentary film tracing the last living moments of a sex worker who was brutally murdered by a US soldier at the Dongducheon Camptown in South Korea.
2018 Tribeca immersive selection
Directed by Jean Yoon
Produced by DanDanHan Pictures
Korea - 2017 - 14’ - VR 360°
A young man travels alone deep into the countryside to pay his respects after hearing of a friend’s untimely death. Upon his arrival, he finds himself to be the sole mourner at the funeral. Alone in the country, save for the elderly mother of his deceased friend, he begins to wonder why they seem to be the only two people left in the village.
Diversion team will attend
Series Mania - Lille, France
Marché du Film - Cannes, France
Stand 14.H (-1 Palais des Festivals)
Diversion special showcase (VR Screening @ Next-Marché du Film) on Thursday 10 at 5 p.m. & Wednesday 11 at 4 p. m.
Sheffield Doc/Fest - Sheffield, United-Kingdom
Festival d’Annecy Mifa - Annecy, France
World VR Forum - Geneva, Switzerland
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