Quebec (Qc) — January 17, 2017CieAR Inc. has been selected among 600+ applicants as a finalist in the augmented and virtual reality category for the 10th annual SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event®.

The SXSW Accelerator is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 9–18, 2018) Startup & Tech Sectors Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience. …


The CieAR platform offers content producers the tools to create a unique interactive mobile augmented reality film experience that greatly enhances municipal and historical assets, adds a new dimension to themed experiences for tourist attractions and is a new source of revenue for municipalities, amusement parks and entertainment centers.

Take storytelling to a new level, completely changing the cinematic experience. Bring your body along!

The CieAR platform allows content creators to create incredibly immersive and interactive experiences which allows for a profound attachment to the script and unforgettable realism. Great freedom of movement and full mobility leaving visitors in awe…


*Photo credit: @ARealityEvent

Augmented reality (AR) is an engaging way for storytellers to reach their audience. It’s entertaining, fun and very innovative. As an emerging medium, AR faces a lot of challenges. By producing City of Ghosts, a fully immersive and interactive augmented reality film experience, we learned a lot. All the rules of workflow and traditional cinema cannot be applied anymore. Our president, Robert Young, participated on a panel at AWE Europe 2017 in October and here are the topics and viewpoints that came up as being critical to the success of an AR production:

1. Believability

Providing a lifelike realistic experience…


City of Ghosts is an interactive, 360-degree mobile augmented reality film experience that allows users ̶ equipped with a smart phone, tablet or AR glasses, to interact freely in real space with life-size 3D virtual characters ̶ all within an elaborate scenario and even across several locations.

City of Ghosts invites visitors and tourists to make a journey through your city and through time to relive a story of love, death, ghosts and technology ̶ all in glorious augmented 3D animation mixed with real places. In City of Ghosts, you find yourself at the beginning of the 20th century in…


CieAR is pleased to welcome Raphaëlle Plantier, Florian Dubois and Jérémy Fontaine to our City of Ghosts production team. Raphaëlle will report to Jason Kessels, our wonderful art director and is responsible for creating all City of Ghosts characters and integrating them into the platform. Florian and Jérémy, will be responsible for character and scene animation and will work closely with our specialized team in creating life-size 3D animated characters within a full-scale AR cinematographic experience. Welcome to the team all!

Raphaëlle Plantier

Florian Dubois


City of Ghosts is a unique augmented reality film experience that allows the user, equipped with a smart phone, tablet or video glasses, to interact freely in real space and time with virtual life-size characters. The film revolves around La Stilla, a famous soprano of the Belle Époque, and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death.

Daughter of a music teacher and a school professor, La Stilla studied in Paris and Milan. She enjoyed her first great success in La Sonnambula by Bellini, and made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Puccini’s Manon Lescault, which secured her international reputation as…


CieAR is touring North-American cities this summer with a live demonstration of City of Ghosts.

We’ve met with several cities and generated a LOT of excitement! City of Ghosts is an interactive, 360-degree mobile augmented reality film experience that allows users of any age to interact freely in real space with life-size 3D virtual characters ̶ across several locations.
City of Ghosts invites visitors and tourists to make a journey through your city and through time to relive a story of love, death, ghosts and technology ̶ all in glorious augmented 3D animation mixed with real places. City of Ghosts


CieAR just got back from AWE 2017 and what a show it was!

AWE broke records this year with 212 exhibitors, 350 guest speakers, 300 journalists in attendance and 5000 attendees. CieAR participated in the show press conference (watch here) along with 16 co-exhibitors and was included in the show press release (read here). CieAR was also nominated for an AUGGIE award — we’re so proud of the efforts of our team!

We showed our CieAR technology and creative platform in a 10×20 fully decked-out booth this year and were so well received by potential technology and business partners, agencies…


South by Southwest (SXSW) was a Great Success!

SXSW in Austin, TX has become a MUST festival and conference for the film, music and interactive markets. This year CieAR participated as part of the Quebec delegation and from March 12–15, we presented the CieAR Platform at the Startup Spotlight, Startup Dailies, Startup Pitch and Planète Québec kiosks!

Our team at SXSW:

  • Robert Young, President
  • Mathieu Dupont, CTO & Producer
  • Olivier Asselin, Game Designer
Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister Responsible for Digital Strategy, is learning about our CieAR platform.

Sara Benalem

Marketing & Sales coordinator @CieAR / Writing about #AR #Storytelling #ImmersiveContent

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