Futurimage, a showcase of France’s digital creations2 min
For more than 10 years, French creators, producers and distributors have invented and deployed unprecedented skills and knowledge. Their innovation, creativity and uniqueness are recognised throughout the world. The Institut français' new dedidacted website futurimage.fr highlights this young industry deploying its talents via different media and channels, in ever more varied genres and formats - web documentaries, interactive fiction, sound creations, mobile storytelling, or transmedia projects.
Trucs de meufs ("Chick Things") , 2019
Trucs de meufs (“Chick Things”) is a funny, no-filter web series that depicts the daily lives of teen girls doing their best to be modern, independent women.
You are the President of the Republic and the future of France is in your hands. What if your first decision, which appears inconsequential, could literally change the course of history? The interactive film Tantale is a story with five different endings and twenty-five ways to get there. You are in the President’s skin: the choice is yours!
Seasons : Morphosis, 2015
The documentary game Seasons : Morphosis explores 20,000 years of changing landscapes through 18 animated episodes. As an educational and entertaining companion piece to Jacques Perrin’s feature film Seasons (“Les Saisons”), this app for smartphones and tablets takes you on a journey through time to better understand Earth's evolution and the impact that humans have had on it.
Mots d’ados (“Teen words") , 2016
Mots d’ados (“Teen Words") is a transmedia project by Irvin Anneix built around the private writings of teenagers. Once collected, letters, e-mails, extracts from private journals and blog entries are then read aloud and commented on by other teenagers, who become “the voice”. As if looking into a mirror, the reader identifies with the text and an encounter takes place. The readings are recorded via a travelling filming booth in France.
The transmedia project Soundhunters is a musical expedition through the world of soundhunters, and an adventure in three steps: WATCH, REC and CREATE, to become a soundhunter. Soundhunters seeks to put people back at the heart of electronic music by transforming sampling into a kind of human cultural footprint that can serve as a basis for a new universal language.
Zero Impunity, 2017
Zero Impunity is an investigative and activist transmedia project fighting the impunity of sexual violence in armed conflicts. At the heart of the project is a feature-length documentary animation and 6 broad investigative surveys that have been followed by petitions and the creation of an innovative digital tool for activism: the first interactive 3D protest. Each signature is communicated in real time by a 3D spokesperson, projected in strategic locations.
Iran #NoFilter, 2016
In Iran, an unprecedented wave of images is flooding social media and revealing to the rest of the world young people in search of identity and freedom. Iran #NoFilter goes in search of Iranian youth, avoiding clichés and instead exploring their everyday lives. Caught between creativity and censorship, 10 young Instagrammers share their generation’s desires and dreams in this web series.
Panama Al Brown, 2019
An interactive comic strip combining fiction and documentary, Panama Al Brown, a mysterious force (“Panama Al Brown, l’énigme de la force") tells the story of a fantastic boxer, a black, gay, bantamweight world champion who hated boxing. An extraordinary story to read on your mobile.
At the suggestion of Cinema 93, Elliot Lepers and Simon Bouisson led a web documentary workshop for a class of secondary school students at Collège Joliot-Curie de Stains, a Parisian suburb. They offered participants the chance to work together to create a project that reflects their reality, where they all feel free to speak about what they know: Stains and them, them and Stains. In STAINSBEAUPAYS, an interactive, infinite film, 20 teenagers from Stains tell their stories.
Défense d'afficher ("Post No Bills"), 2012
There are “Post No Bills” signs in every language. Graffiti artists and street artists nevertheless ignore this ban in countries around the world. What do they have to say that’s so important? What is the true meaning of their actions? From Sao Paulo to NYC by way of Athens, Paris, Tirku, Singapore, Kibéra, and Bogota, the interactive and immersive web documentary on street art Défense d’afficher (“Post No Bills”) invites Internet users to discover what street art has to tell us about the cities and world of today.
The Institut français and the works
The Institut français launches futurimage.fr, an overview of new narratives in all their forms. In addition to the works, the interactive site also presents the network of French professionals and organisations that contribute to this industry; and offers filmed interviews with professionals in the sector who provide a unique perspective on these creations, the state of the art and the industry, their visions and their hopes for the future.