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DIFF unveils virtual reality showcase

DUBAI, December 3, 2017

The Virtual Reality (VR) showcase ‘DIFFerent Reality’ of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) will feature an eclectic mix of unique experiences to take audiences on a journey of 360-degrees, 3D and audio-visual cinema.

Taking place throughout the 14th Festival, from December6 – 13, DIFF will present ten immersive in partnership with du, which will screen at the dedicated du VR Cinema, located within the Festival headquarters at the Madinat Jumeirah, Events & Conference Centre.

The first ground-breaking feature is ‘The Last Chair’ from directors Anke Teunissen, and Jessie van Vreden, a VR documentary about the final stages of life featuring a mix of 360-degree video, audio and animation.

‘The Committee’ is a VR film from Czech director Mike Samir. After an elderly resident paints her house pink, the impeccable town invariably descends into chaos.

A real mind-bending journey into the conscious of an Artificial Intelligence (AI), ‘Dreams of Blue’ is a 360-degree stereoscopic immersive video experience from Italian director Valentina Piaggarin.

French director Leslie Levi’s ‘Leggenda’ features Concert Digital 360-VR concept that shares music, dance and a vibrant spectacle in VR.

Emiliano Ruprah brings to DIFF his 360-degree war documentary for its world premiere, ‘War Tourist’, a first-hand look at the offensive to retake Mosul shot over the course of a few days during the heat of battle.

Abdulhamid Juma, DIFF’s Chairman, commented on the stellar VR line-up for its second year: “Each edition of DIFF, we strive to innovate and inspire, and with the inception of the VR showcase in 2016 it gave us a whole new avenue to explore.

“This year we are welcoming some truly incredible ‘DIFFerent’ films that will go beyond the wildest imaginations of our audiences. The state-of-the-art technology and filmmaking genius behind the creation of these films will make the Virtual Reality showcase a real crowd pleaser at this year’s Festival.” – TradeArabia News Service

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