Virtual Reality adds new dimension to DIFF 2016

Upcoming 13th edition of Dubai International Film Festival will see new VR section introduced to the programme
DIFF audiences will have the opportunity to experience an immersive journey into the world of virtual reality.
DIFF audiences will have the opportunity to experience an immersive journey into the world of virtual reality.

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will launch ’DIFFerent REALITY’ at its 13th edition, which runs from December 7th-14th, 2016 at Madinat Jumeriah.

A brand new section of the DIFF programme, DIFFerent REALITY will present an international selection of virtual reality films spanning fiction, documentary and animation, giving DIFF audiences the opportunity to experience an immersive journey into the world of virtual reality.

In addition, at the Dubai Film Market (DFM), DIFF’s business hub of the festival, will present delegates with a packed VR schedule including the chance to hear from the leading and emerging virtual reality creators, experience the latest technology from around the world through a range of interactive installations, meet like-minded creative people and get inspired.

DIFF’s Chairman, Abdulhamid Juma, commented: “We have always been committed to discovering new talent and original storytelling to present exciting content that will entertain, educate and inspire DIFF audiences. VR gives filmmakers a new, immersive medium which is an exciting new direction for cinema and our compelling and engaging line-up of VR films push the technological boundaries of storytelling. We are extremely excited to bring some of the best VR experiences to DIFF this December and invite film fans to experience the future of storytelling firsthand.”

The first of its kind in the region, the curated selection will give audiences an insight into this exciting change in filmmaking, how it can enhance the cinematic arts and the incredible growth of this new medium over the last 12 months.

Registration is now open here for the 13th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.

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