Venice Immersive is the Extended Reality section of the 80th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia (August 30th - September 9th 2023).
Venice Immersive is entirely devoted to immersive media and includes all XR means of creative expression: 360° videos and XR works of any length, including installations and virtual worlds.
The Venice Immersive section of the 80th Venice International Film Festival takes place on the Venice Immersive Island (Isola del Lazzaretto Vecchio), located in front of Riva di Corinto in Lido di Venezia.
The 2023 Venice Immersive selection is composed of a total of forty-three projects (five 360° videos, twenty-one standalone VR projects, fifteen installations, two VR worlds on VRChat) from twenty-five Countries, divided as follows:
- 28 projects in Competition
- 9 projects in the Best of Immersive section
- 6 projects in the Biennale College Cinema VR section
In addition to the above, a selection of 24 virtual worlds is presented in the Worlds Gallery accessible through curated world-hop tours on the Venice Immersive Island.