Submissions Are Now Open!
We’re working with longtime partner FilmFreeway once again for our submissions process. You can click the button below to begin.
OFFICIAL FALL SELECTIONS 2022
Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough
David Attenborough’s First Life
Iago: The Green Eyed Monster
Antigone’s of the Pandemic
We Should Meet in Air
Alex Honnold : The Soloist VR
Stories of Home
When Pixels Were Precious
Check out the 2022 FIVARS Awards Ceremony!
The 2022 FIVARS Awards celebrates the immersive narrative landscape in its many forms, showcasing remarkable talent and innovation propelling the industry forward. Through these groundbreaking experiences, creators continue to redefine what is possible, captivating audiences and transporting them to extraordinary realms while defining the grammar of a new highly expressive and spatial medium.
The 2022 FIVARS Awards, presented in 2023, unveil the final winners across various categories spanning the FIVARS in FEB and FIVARS in FALL 2022 selections.
The People's Choice category voted for the Best Passive Immersive Experience and Best Interactive Immersive Experience. At the same time, the Impact Award recognized creators who used the medium to provoke thought or change perspectives on social issues. These experiences went beyond entertainment, leaving a lasting impact.
The awards for excellence in Visual and Sound Design recognize those whose precise attention to detail heightened the story experience with stunning visuals and spatial audio soundscapes.
The Technical Achievement Award recognized the creators who harnessed the latest advancements to enhance the immersive experience.
The Excellence in Experience Design category honored creators who combined visuals, audio, interactivity, and narrative to create captivating, immersive worlds. These nominees displayed the power of cohesive design in crafting unforgettable experiences.
The Outstanding Performance Award celebrated the remarkable performances that brought characters to life in immersive experiences, whether in a passive playback context or a live #virtualreality performance via puppeteering an avatar.
Finally, the Grand Jury Prize, the pinnacle of the FIVARS Awards, honored the ultimate immersive experience that embodied innovation, storytelling prowess, technical excellence, and profound impact. This award recognized the outstanding achievement of the creators who redefined the boundaries of immersive entertainment, leaving a lasting legacy in the industry.
FIVARS Fall 2022 Immersive Stories Festival – The Complete Guide
Critically-Acclaimed International FIVARS Festival Launches Immersive Showcase in 2 Cities, While Pushing the Limits of Web3D
FIVARS 2021 Award Winners and A Year in Review
“I see FIVARS as a shining example of what a festival should be doing to ensure that XR can become more accessible, now, and for generations to come.”
Kent Bye, Voices of VR
“Slowly but surely virtual reality (VR) movies and experiences are becoming just as important as VR videogames”
“FIVARS pushes the limits of Virtual Reality”
“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.”
“Stellar works were exhibited, each pushing the form in novel ways.”
“Virtual reality has already changed film and gaming. Now it’s coming for theatre”
“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”
Contact us to become a patron of this event!
You must be logged in to post a comment.