The PIDS, Paris Image Digital Summit is an event created by the Enghien-les-Bains Arts Centre dedicated to visual effects, bringing together the creative, technical and economic challenges of a sector in constant evolution.
This is an event where you can discover the latest trends and innovations in digital visual effects, CGI, motion capture, 3D and disruptive technologies in film, television, advertising, video games and transmedia! The PIDS is a combination of 4 events:
The PIDS Conferences: where you can find VFX case studies, expert round tables, business discussions ‘PIDS Biz’ and Tech meetings ‘PIDS Tech’. Discover the full 2023 programme here.
The GENIE Awards: the Digital Creation GENIE Awards aim to honour the talents of French digital creation. Doug Chiang will be honoured at the GENIE Awards 2023. The list of all nominees can be found here.
The PIDS XP: discover and test 12 new innovative virtual production and VFX technologies, which are revolutionising and democratising content production for film, audiovisual and video games. Programme and free accreditation here.
The Job Fair: A recruitment market for VFX & animation studios. Every year, several hundred jobs are offered at the PIDS Enghien. The biggest VFX & animation studios will once again be present at PIDS Enghien with a stand on site and/or in digital.
Innovation in emotional storytelling through characters
Speaker : Shaun Severi (The Mill Paris, Head of Creative Strategy) & Alban Lelièvre (The Mill Paris, Lead Animation)
📅 Thursday 26 January – 10:45am
Case Study Animation – Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio (Netflix)
Speaker: Aaron Weintraub (MPC Montreal, VFX Supervisor)
📅 Thursday, January 26 – 5:30pm
Roundtable – Mentoring & Supervisor
How does one become a supervisor on international productions? What kind of training? How to make the right strategic choices to put your career on the right track? Roxane Fechner and Bastien Chauvet will take this opportunity to talk about their respective career paths.
Speakers: Bastien Chauvet (MPC Paris, VFX Supervisor), Roxane Fechner (Le Canard à Trois Pattes, VFX Supervisor & Producer)
📅 Friday 27 January – 09:30am
Case Study VFX – The Serpent Queen, created by Justin Haythe
Over 300 VFX shots to accompany the narrative and set the story in the reality of the 16th century.
Speakers: Bastien Chauvet (MPC Paris, VFX Supervisor), Charles Farkas (MPC Paris, Compositing Supervisor), Perig Gilleron (MPC, VFX coordinator)
📅 Friday 27 January – 10:30am
Roundtable – SFX / MFX / VFX: the invisible links
While the rise of VFX may have worried set effects producers for a while, the complementarity between physical effects and visual effects has been steadily increasing in recent years. How do the different professionals intervene on the same trick, with what limits, what boundaries between their different techniques? What are the invisible links between MFX, SFX and VFX to go towards an ever more perfect illusion, effects that are ever more spectacular and imperceptible at the same time?
Speakers: Sébastien Rame (MPC Paris, VFX Supervisor), Fabian Nowak (Head of FX), Olivier Afonso (CLSFX), Eric De Wulf (Wulf FX)
📅 Friday 27 January – 2:00pm
The GENIE Awards
MPC Paris & The Mill Paris teams are honoured to be nominated in the 4 categories Best VFX in a commercial, Best VFX in a series, Best environment, Best FX Simulation and co-nominated with the company Excuse My French in the Best VFX in a feature film category. More information on all our nominations here.
The PIDS XP
Cap Digital joins the Paris Images Digital Summit (PIDS) 2023 and invites you to discover and test 12 new innovative technologies of virtual production and VFX, which are revolutionizing and democratizing the production of content for cinema, audiovisual and video games.
Join the MPC Paris and The Mill Paris teams on a booth during PIDS XP to discover all the technologies that allow us to deliver the most beautiful projects – including crowd generation with Golaem and Mocap, on the films The Last Duel and Totems.
The PIDS 2023 ticketing service is now open to professionals and the general public – register, save the date and come and see our talks!