Virtual Reality Adds a New Dimension to DIFF’s 13th Edition

Enter a Whole New World

Virtual Reality
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 11: A view of the McDonald's Lounge/V-Artist virtual reality experience at the 2016 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival on March 11, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSW)

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) invites you to experience the latest in virtual reality and immersive storytelling from the world’s most exciting VR creators at DIFF’s 13th edition which runs from December 7-14, 2016 at Madinat Jumeriah, the home of DIFF.

The festival will launch ’DIFFerent REALITY’, a brand new section of the programme presenting 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 for the 13th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival which will take place from the 7th December – 14th December, 2016. Please visit for more information.