Venice Immersive is the Extended Reality section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (August 31st - September 10th 2022).
Venice Immersive, the new name of the Venice VR Expanded section, intends to acknowledge the growth of immersive media beyond the technologies of Virtual Reality and to include all means of creative expression in XR – Extended Reality: 360° videos and XR works, including installations, live performances and virtual worlds.
The Venice Immersive section of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, following the success of its most recent online editions, will be held in person again this year, on the Venice Immersive Island (Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio), located in front of Riva di Corinto.
The 2022 Venice Immersive selection is composed of a total of forty-four projects (seven 360° videos, twenty Standalone projects, eleven Installations, five VR worlds on VRChat, one Special Screening Event) from nineteen Countries, divided as follows:
- 30 projects in Competition
- 10 projects in the Best Of Immersive section
- 3 projects in the Biennale College Cinema VR section
- 1 Special Screening Event Out of Competition
In addition to the above, a selection of 30 virtual worlds with 2 Special Events will be presented in the Worlds Gallery accessible through curated world- hop tours on the Venice Immersive Island through the Venice Immersive 2022 World on VRChat.