October 28 – November 16th 2022

A One-of-a-Kind World-Class Hybrid Event

Artists Talks & Panels

UHD Virtual Dome Experiences

Live VR Performances

Ultra High Definition Stereoscopic 360 content

World Premieres, Exclusives, and Sneak Previews

OFFICIAL FALL SELECTIONS 2022

Diagnosia

Diagnosia

Director: Mengtai Zhang, Lemon Guo
Country: United States
Runtime: 30:00

Summary: Exploring the potential of VR as a tool for transplanting secondhand memories, ‘Diagnosia’ aims to connect the audience to…

The Soloist

Alex Honnold : The Soloist VR

Director: Jonathan Griffith
Country: United Kingdom, France
Runtime: 60:00

Summary: Follow Alex as he takes you on a whirl wind tour of his stomping grounds in the US and…

Stories of Home

Stories of Home

Director: Parul Wadhwa
Country: United States
Runtime: 10:05

Summary: Stories of Home VR depicts three unique personal narratives of “home” as place, memory, object and experience told by…

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OffRail

Director: Ari Tarr
Country: United States
Runtime: 45:00

The worlds’ greatest VR comedy improvisors from productions that include “The Under Presents” and “Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets” come together for a rumination on the role of the performing artist in a future dominated by AI, and offer the audience the most agency of any VR live performance to date, as they follow you… “OffRail”

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Paar

Director: Carly Lave
Country: Germany
Runtime: 08:00

Summary: Drawing on the eerie past of the site’s animal anatomical research, two ghostly beings dance across parallel spaces, whilst…

When Pixels Were Precious

Director: Jacquelyn Morie
Country: United States
Runtime: 15:00

Summary: In the early 1980s computers were new and making images with them was an experimental image maker’s dream. This…

Blood Relations

Blood Relations

Director: Analee Weinberger with Dpt.
Country: Canada, Israel
Runtime: 18:00

Summary: “What makes us who we are?” is the question that drives Blood Relations, a whimsical VR documentary about an…

Nyssa Reimagined Hero

Reimagined Volume I: Nyssa

Director: Julie Cavaliere
Country: United States
Runtime: 15:00

Summary: Inspired by the Brothers Grimm folktale, “A Tale of the Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was,”…

Tale of Onogoro

The Tale of Onogoro

Director: Hiromichi Takahashi, Hiroyo Matsuyama, Tetsuya Watanabe
Country: Japan
Runtime: 10h

Summary: One day, it is reported that five Incensed Kami have manifested on the sacred floating island, Onogoro Island. Haru,…

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Munich 72

Director: Matthias Leitner, Eva Deinert
Country: Germany
Runtime: 20:00

Summary: The 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. The games were supposed to be cheerful. But on the 11th day, Palestinian…

Flowing with Fire

Flowing With Fire

Director: Michael Gabriele, Morgan Jenkins
Country: United States
Runtime: 08:15

Summary: Flowing With Fire is a stereoscopic 360° experience where the viewer is surrounded by flames as flow artists perform…

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Listen to Executive Director Keram Malicki-Sanchez talk about FIVARS curation with Kent Bye on The Voices of VR. Featuring a very special purchasable ecoNFT showcase on Samsung's 4K UHD The Frame - Oct 15th - 17th in West Hollywood. Learn more about the showcase artists - must be seen with your own eyes!

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My lens into the 360 medium has been indelibly shaped by the curatorial vision of the major film festivals, which has had a very specific threshold for storytelling & form. It’s refreshing to see something distinctly different with Keram Malicki-Sanchez’s curation of FIVARS.
Kent Bye, Voices of VR

“Slowly but surely virtual reality (VR) movies and experiences are becoming just as important as VR videogames”

VRFocus.com

“FIVARS pushes the limits of Virtual Reality”

DorkShelf

“Virtual Reality isn’t the stuff of fantasy any longer. Thanks to FIVARS, Canada’s first virtual reality film festival, this super-charged tech is destined to change how we experience on-screen storytelling.”

Digital Journal

“Stellar works were exhibited, each pushing the form in novel ways.”

VRScout

“Virtual reality has already changed film and gaming. Now it’s coming for theatre”

Toronto Life

“Movies, video games, art — our vocabulary simply doesn’t do justice to the kind of sheer visceral experience offered by this new generation of virtual reality. The only way to really understand it is to experience it first-hand, when FIVARS in Toronto arrives…Here are some experiences that will turn VR skeptics into fanatics”

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