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Interactive mobile app “Cinemacity” geolocates movie clips throughout Paris in the locations that they were shot, letting visitors explore the city on film as they walk its streets.

2013 Michel Reilhac,Pierre Cattan
DE,EN,FR Visit the project

“What interactivity brings is that we cannot think of ourselves as filmmakers, but as storytellers… By involving, through this dynamic process, the audience, you all of a sudden change the concept of filmmaking from product-oriented to process-focused.”

Michel Reilhac, Artistic Advisor, in Filmmaker Magazine

Paris is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Mobile app Cinemacity plays on this rich history, geolocating movie clips throughout the city in the places they were filmed. Using GPS technology and integrating with the Google Maps API, the app unlocks the filmed past of Paris for audiences, making the city’s rich cinematic history present in the city’s streets. As visitors find a location that appeared in a movie using Cinemacity, they can choose whether or not to watch the film clip through the app. Visitors can wander through Paris and discover scenes filmed near them, or go on one of several neighborhood walking tours the app provides. Episodes of an original geolocated fiction series are also available. Cinemacity encourages audience participation, allowing users to upload their own recreations of scenes filmed in Paris.

Project at a Glance :

Language : DE,EN,FR
Country : France
Year : 2013
Author : Michel Reilhac,Pierre Cattan
Producer : Co-produced by Arte and Small Bang,in partnership with the Mayor of Paris and the Forum des Images
Team : Fleur Marty,MagicMorning,Small Bang
Exhibition Venues : Cannes
Budget Range : $417k
Funders AND Incubators : Arte,CNC,Forum des Images,Mayor of Paris,Small Bang
Trailer :

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