Daniela Elstner, Executive Director of Unifrance, unveiled the selection for the 1st edition of MyMetaStories. MyMetaStories is the very first festival to bring cinema to the Metaverse, at the crossroads of cultural and creative industries of film and video games.
For this 1st edition, 20 films – 7 features and 13 shorts – have been selected. These films have been screened at major international festivals and come from all over Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Northern Macedonia, Ukraine, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ireland, Slovakia.
Festival-goers will be able to discover this selection subtitled in 6 European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Short films are free worldwide, and feature films can be viewed individually for € 1.99, or in their entirety for € 7.99 per pack. Feature films will be available free of charge in Latin America, Africa and the Near and Middle East.
The Minecraft® experience takes place from October 13 to 16. During these four days, the thirteen short films will be accessible in a unique virtual world: MyMetaStories city. Players will be invited to enter a virtual cinema featuring thirteen screening rooms. For 3 days, the films will be screened at precise times to recreate the unique experience of the theater. On day 4, players will be able to catch up the entire program.
Players will be able to challenge themselves with mini-games based on the films selected by MyMetaStories.
Designed to promote Europe’s cultural diversity, MyMetaStories also has an educational aspect, with areas for discovering cinema and the film industry.
Science fiction, initiation stories, road-trips, dramatic or romantic comedies,
here are the 7 feature films in the selection:
HARD SHELL, SOFT SHELL
directed by Emma Benestan, France
in French – Comedy, Romance – 99 minutes
directed by Clara Roquet, Espagne
in Spanish – Drama – 104 minutes
directed by Antonio Lukich, Ukraine
in Ukrainian and German – Drama – 105 minutes
directed by Lenny & Harpo Guit, Belgium
in French – Comedy – 70 minutes
directed by Floor van der Meulen, Netherlands
in Dutch – Drama – 95 minutes
directed by Cédric Ido, France
in French – Thriller, Science-Fiction – 85 minutes
THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD
directed by Teona Strugar Mitevska, Northern Macedonia
in Bosnian – Drama – 100 minutes
Whether live-action or animated, here are the 13 short films in the selection:
directed by Jorge Yúdice, Spain
in Spanish – Drama – 4 minutes
GUY PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON A MOUNTAIN
directed by Bernhard Wenger, Austria
in German – Comedy – 13 minutes
directed by Michaël Dichter, France
in French– Dramatic comedy -23 minutes
directed by Jamie O’Rourke, Ireland
in English – Drama – 14 minutes
directed by Kerli Kirch Schneider, Estonia
in Estonian – Comedy – 15 minutes
directed by Raphaël Balboni & Ann Sirot, Belgium
in French – Comedy – 14 minutes
directed by Nikita Diakur, Germany
in English – Animation – 12 minutes
CHICKEN OF THE DEAD
directed by Julien David, France
in French– Animation – 10 minutes
directed by Anna Lund Konnerup, Denmark
in Danish – Animation – 7 minutes
I WANT PLUTO TO BE A PLANET AGAIN
directed by Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq & Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka, France
in French – Animation – 12 minutes
directed by Chloé Alliez & Violette Delvoye, Belgium
in French – Animation – 11 minutes
MONEY AND HAPPINESS
directed by Nikola Majdak Jr. & Ana Nedeljkovic, Slovakia
in English – Animation – 10 minutes
TALES FROM THE MULTIVERSE
directed by Magnus Møller, Mette Tange & Peter Smith, Denmark
in English – Animation – 7 minutes
Visit MyMetaStories.eu from October 6, 2023 to discover the event in its entirety and find all the information about the festival.
MyMetaStories will take place from October 6 to 29, 2023, with cinephiles around the world able to access films from the 1st edition, online, on partner digital platforms too.
The festival experience in Minecraft will take place from October 13 to 16, 2023. This is the 1st film festival in Minecraft®.