Michel Lemieux, president of the Quebec component
Valérie Senghor, President of the International
For their 12th edition, the PRIX NUMIX opens 6 of their categories to international competition and has two juries, one for the Quebec component and one for the international component, to reward French-speaking digital creativity. The juries of the Awards for Excellence in Digital Creativity will be chaired by two industry personalities: director and director Michel Lemieux of 4D Art for Quebec and Valérie Senghor for international, responsible for innovation, development and major projects of the National Monuments Centre.
THE PRESIDENTS OF THE JURIES OF THE 12TH PRIX NUMIX
In order to ensure the representativeness of the entire Francophonie during this 12th edition, the competition has opted for the creation of two components: Quebec and International. The NUMIX presidents will therefore be at the helm of the deliberations of the juries comprising nearly forty professionals chosen for their expertise in digital creativity.
Michel Lemieux, co-founder of Lemieux Pilon 4D Art existing since 1990, will use his expertise to preside over the jury meetings evaluating the Quebec projects. He has participated in the creation of many shows where sensoriality and new technologies combine such as Dream Territories, Icarus, Starmania Opera, TORUK, the first flight, The dissolution of Lady Macbeth, Cité Mémoire, Continuum, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, The Tempest as well as NORMAN. He also recently completed ICARUS, a mixed reality film, presented at the Cannes XR Festival in spring 2020.
The first international jury of the PRIX NUMIXwill therefore be chaired by Valérie Senghor of France who has been leading a journey at the crossroads of culture and innovation in the private and public sectors for more than twenty years. After founding a multimedia content production company, she accompanied the expansion of CENTQUATRE-PARIS, an artistic institution of the City of Paris, as director of development and innovation, and then deputy director. She created 104factory in 2012, the first French start-up incubator in the field of creative industries. Since March 2018, she has been Deputy Director General, responsible for innovation, development and major projects at the Centre des monuments national de France, a leading organisation in the tourism and culture industry in France.
EMERGING PRODUCERS SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS
Each year, PRIX NUMIXand its partners award $5,000 in grants to award-winning projects in certain categories, with the aim of encouraging emerging producers to support them in the development of their projects. This year’s eligible categories are:
- Radio-Canada OHdio – International Stream: Podcast/Documentary.
- Quebec Lotto – Independent Game
- Showcase as part of COMPOSITE for digital art finalists
The registration period for PRIX NUMIX is open until February 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). To register a project: numix.ca. Also this year, the awards ceremony changes its formula and merges with the Xn Forum to create a unifying annual experience designed to animate a community of digital producers and creators from all over the Francophonie.