Decidedly, the metaverse fascinates the world of culture. If the video game industry has been interested in this new virtual world from the start, French cinema does not intend to be outdone. The National Cinema Center (CNC) has just announced the creation of a new commission which will be in charge of ” promote the emergence of creative, ambitious and internationally oriented immersive works “, According to a press release.
” We urgently need to make a French metaverse »
This new body will have a budget of 3.6 million euros per year, and it is the famous musician Jean-Michel Jarre who takes the lead. The CNC adds that this commission also has the mission of “accelerating the structuring of this ecosystem, currently driven by the development of Metavers, which primarily designates the process of platforming immersive uses, and presents unprecedented opportunities. »
Dominique Boutonnat, the president of the CNC did not fail to comment on this decision:
Immersive creation is a field of innovation that synthesizes the creative, technological and entrepreneurial challenges capable of projecting the entire French image industry into this new digital continent. It is also a real issue of sovereignty and international influence that we must fully grasp. Jean-Michel is a unique artist who has always been able to combine creation and innovation. We are proud to be able to rely on his vision and talent.
And precisely, the choice of Jean-Michel Jarre is in fact nothing surprising as the latter has been passionate about this subject for quite a while now. In 2021, he explained as follows: We urgently need to make a French metaverse “. He then added: In the same way that we were at the origin of cinema, we must also be at the start and at the birth of this mode of expression which will be the major mode of expression of the 21st century. »
In addition to this state support, private initiatives are also involved in the field of cinema. The Web3 gives ideas to some, and we know for example that the film A Wing and a Prayer by Martin Scorsese will be funded via NFTs.