Canada’s original critically-acclaimed International Festival of Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Stories returns for its third year, bigger and better than ever.
Who should come: Film enthusiasts, families, travelers, adventurers, programmers, philosophers, punks, activists, experimenters, students, teachers, journalists, and technologists will all find something to inspire, motivate and experience.
The 2017 Catalog features 30 carefully curated selections from over a dozen countries, including many exclusives and world premieres from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA exhibited on Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Tickets are sold for 2-hour blocks for total 40 minutes of viewing, to be selected by you, in person, at the event.
Your ticket gets you a colored wristband, and a 40 minute RipTix paper ticket that includes 8x 5-minute squares to be redeemed in exchange for programme material of equivalent value.
– A 14-minute VR experience will be worth 3x 5-minute squares.
– An 8-minute VR experience will be worth 2x 5-minutes squares
– A 3-minute VR experience will be worth 1x 5-minute square
Please arrive at least 15 mins early or on time, as your ticket will expire at the end of the hour for which your ticket was purchased. You will not be allowed access to VR exhibits for hours for which you do not have a ticket.
Separately, your wristband will also grant you access to General Panels and presentations for ANY day during which FIVARS is happening fro 2-3pm EST, on a FIRST COME basis, so long as there is available space (Panels will be limited to 50 person audience) but will also be recorded for later viewing.
Due to the carefully timed system, created to minimize wait-times, there are NO refunds for latecomers. No exceptions.
PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE DAY & TIME BLOCK ON YOUR TICKET NAME BEFORE AND AFTER PURCHASING. TICKETS MAY APPEAR AS A THREE DAY EVENT BUT YOU WILL ONLY HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR 2 HOUR BLOCK PURCHASE AND THE DAILY MIDDAY TALKS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
YOU MAY PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ADDITIONAL 2 HOUR BLOCKS SEPARATELY IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR.
This event is for ages 13+. Some experiences are 18+ or require the consent of a guardian.
ps. FIVARS is pronounced FIVE-are-sss