Gabès Cinéma Fen, a young festival in tune with the times.
A year spent under the sign of remoteness, confinement, isolation but also the restructuring of other means of communication, entertainment and socialization. The cultural sector is over-affected by this pandemic. We have, however, witnessed the capacity for innovation and transformation of cultural and creative activity. A switch to digital during the total confinement allowed a certain continuity with the public that needed more than ever the comforting contribution of culture. With the gradual return to social life, we are happy to return to the classic format of our festivals.
Here we are again, more than ever determined to meet our dear public that we have missed so much.
With the health conditions due to the global pandemic, VR respects social distancing and presents a format of individual viewing (through the headset). The viewer will be able to escape and detach himself from the world we live in for a few minutes.
In order to satisfy our public, we will put at their disposal about twenty viewing devices of the virtual reality (headsets + controllers) as well as a rich and varied programming.
Our Virtual Reality section is keen to introduce its audience to this new format that is now being used in cinema and the visual arts. A new writing, a new gaze, a new point of view and especially the involvement of the spectator in order to offer him new sensations.
For this 3rd edition of Gabès Cinéma Fen, we have chosen a selection of 15 original immersive experiences from all over the world. A varied selection that brings together fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films.
The VR Corner will be opened by the talented Hela Lamine, who will present a graphic work in virtual reality entitled «Still Life»: a performance that she will perform in front of you, dear audience.
In order to better understand the process of creating a VR production, we will also organize a MasterClass with the talented Karim Ben Khelifa who will share his experience with the most curious among you.
A week of total immersion awaits you at the VR section of the 3rd edition of Gabès Cinéma Fen.