Imagina welcomes Priamm

(Programme for research and innovation in the cinema, broadcasting and multimedia)


2nd International Discreet/ HP/ Imagina championships at the Imagina trade fair

(2nd - 4th February 2000)

The results

The 1st International "Dancing Baby" championships at Imagina 1999 were a resounding success, renewed at CEBIT Hanover and in New York, and attracting interest from professionals and from the media across the world. The 2000 championships will once again mean 24 hours of non-stop creativity. 12 international teams will be selected to take part in Paris, at the Imagina trade fair, with three competitor categories : video, video games, 3D animation training organisations.

Ombrelle MEDIA

MEDIA Programme - A European Union Programme

For the first time this year, 20 European producers specialising in computer graphics production (feature films, medium and short films, TV series) will be attending Imagina Paris, thanks to the support of the MEDIA Programme, Imagina's partner for the past 4 years. The twenty stands will be grouped together in a special area under the sign: "MEDIA Programme - A European Union programme". By this initiative, MEDIA and Imagina intend to support European computer graphics, and to lay the foundations for the first computer graphics market in Europe.

Information and registration


For the first time, visitors to Imagina Paris will be able to screen in full the productions to be voted on by the Prix-Pixel INA jury. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy the best productions of the last fifteen years, to mark the anniversary of the Prix Pixel-INA awards.

Prizes and evening events in partnership with Films action

Imagina is hosting, for the second year running, the awards ceremony for the Prix Action Nouveaux Talents Indépendants, on February 4th, 6PM. These awards, organised on the initiative of the company Films Action, are made to European independent authors. Young European talents who have not registered for the "schools, universities and computer graphics training institutes" categories may of course take part. Students may enter on an individual basis, with work done outside their educational establishment. Specifically, they may not present projects marking the end of their study courses, but these may be entered in the "Students" category of the Prix Pixel-INA.Through this initiative, Imagina wishes to encourage independent talents in the European countries.


Following on from last year, the workshops will add an extra dimension in Paris, and enable professionals to gain a deeper insight into the new tools available. The full workshop programme will be unveiled at the Imagina 2000 press conference.

Students Meeting
Thursday Feb. 3rd, afternoon
Moving from studies to professional life

Meet the artists who have been awarded prizes at past editions of Imagina.

After several months of professional life, the former students give their views and share their experience. Which jobs were they offered? Did reality live up to their expectations? These are questions many students are asking themselves, and they will find detailed answers here. There will also be an opportunity of seeing once again the best students' productions.

Special events

Thursday 3 February - 2:15 p.m. - salle Passy : presentation of the study "1998/2000: digital professions in France - the current situation and future prospects"
Based on an analysis of the "Bourse à l'emploi", INA / MEDIA Programme Web site, this study by INA, compiled in collaboration with the company 9A+, provides a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the job market. The issues covered include the changing typology and terminology of job titles, a statistical picture and the setting of the market into context, salary trends, and the types of skills which are most in demand.
Speakers: Philippe Bailly, Deputy Managing Director of Ina; Christine Blache, Managing Director of 9A+; Martine Colarossi, Head of Projects, Ina; Sandrine Cordani, author of the study and Jacques Delmoly, Head of the MEDIA Programme, European Commission (to be confirmed).

Médiangles : Press conference on a study of the impact of broadband.

Wednesday, February 2nd - Salle Bordeaux
Digital Video (DV) is revolutionizing the industry!

With QuickTime 4, the standard for digital video and media streaming, Apple is again leading the revolution. With a new set of QuickTime-based solutions for video, Apple will demonstrate a complete workflow for digital video production, post-production and delivery. A number of recognized professionals will illustrate applications in the area of digital video editing,, and multiple media delivery like broadcast, DVD video and Web streaming.

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