Red Sea: Immersive, the exciting programming strand of the Red Sea International Film Festival (RedSeaIFF) brings over 20 virtual reality experiences presented in collaboration with Art Jameel, and hosted at Hayy Jameel.

Red Sea: Immersive introduces era-defining immersive storytelling experiences to audiences in Jeddah, while also serving as an inspiration and catalyst to future immersive content creators and studios from the region. 13 of the most significant VR works produced in 2021 are presented in competition for the Golden Yusr Immersive Award, with eight projects presented out-of-competition. The program is curated by Liz Rosenthal, curator of Venice VR at the Venice International Film Festival.

The 13 incredible experiences being presented in the competition are AnandalaEnd of NightGenesisGlimpseGoliath: Playing with RealityKusundaLaikaLavrynthosLe Bal De Paris De Blanca LiMarco & Polo Go RoundReeducatedSamsara (Lun Hui) and The Sick Rose.

The Book of DistanceHangman At HomeMareMaskmakerPaperbirds 1 & 2Replacements (Penggantian)We Live Here and VRChat Worlds Collection are the eight experiences presented out-of-competition, as part of Red Sea: Immersive.

The inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival runs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia until December 15, 2021. For more information, check the Red Sea International Film Festival website.

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About Red Sea International Film Festival

The inaugural edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival is set to bring the best in Arab and World Cinema to the UNESCO world heritage site of Jeddah Old Town.

The Festival showcases a compelling slate of new and diverse films, alongside a retrospective programme celebrating the masters of cinema as well as introducing audiences to exciting new voices from the region and beyond. The Festival provides a platform for Arab filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world to connect, host feature and short film competitions, and present a series of events, masterclasses, and workshops to support emerging talent.