This year, the Grand Prix NUMIX was awarded to BLVD and lg2 for the interactive installation they produced for the Pedestrian Safety awareness campaign of the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ). The project consists of a bus shelter transformed into an installation to make pedestrians aware of the dangers of jaywalking. Acting like an X-ray machine, a LED screen and a stereoscopic camera allow passersby to see their own skeleton animate itself before their eyes. The concept combines real-time movement capture and algorithmic simulation, while the sound and computer graphics are generated in an interactive, real time way. After having fun with it for a while, passersby see themselves be brutally hit by a car. The result: a shocking operation that leaves a lasting impression. Recognized for its invisible technical prowess and its ability to convey a powerful message, this production left a strong impression on the jury, who would like to see it travel.
10 YEARS LATER: A GALA DEDICATED TO PROSPERITY
The 2019 NUMIX AWARDS night took place at L’Olympia in front of an enthusiastic audience of more than 500 players of the Quebec digital industry. Hosted by comedian Yannick De Martino, the gala highlighted the excellence and creativity of local productions in an unabashed, cheeky context. The 26 winners were selected by a jury of 33 members of the digital industry. The jury was presided over by Steve Couture, cofounder of the Canadian leader in digital entertainment and video games Frima and copresident of Go-Élan.
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About the NUMIX AWARDS
Since 2010, the NUMIX AWARDS have recognized the excellence of multimedia productions in Quebec. As the only event honouring original digital content, the NUMIX AWARDS Gala is the largest gathering of digital producers in Quebec. This peer recognition via different juries comprised of professionals from the cultural and digital industry makes the NUMIX AWARDS a special moment that goes beyond mere competition. Each edition takes the form of a forum where producers and artists can meet, share, think critically about the year’s productions, observe current trends and in the process, pave the way for unprecedented developments. Over time, the NUMIX AWARDS Gala has become a breeding place for ideas and innovation.