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Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories

Coming October 2020!


“The Most Cutting-Edge Storytelling Festival in the World.”
~ Huffington Post


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In a way never before seen, “tx-reverse” shows a collision of reality & cinema & draws its viewers into a…

The Holy City

The Holy City

The Holy City is an interactive exploration of faith set in Jerusalem and told in Extended reality. The Holy City…

Pagan Peak

Pagan Peak

Pagan peak VR takes the player on a journey to the darkest corners of the human mind. The player finds…

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1978 New York City. Lupe, a Puerto Rican American 16 year old, meets Debbie on the cell of a juvenile…


EX Anima Experience

Ex Anima Experience is a VR experience of an equestrian choregraphy. Have we become too educated? Too civilized? We do…

2nd Step

2nd Step is a soaring VR journey through space from moon to mars and beyond. In the film, the viewer gets…

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A Ride in 2049

A Ride in 2049 is a transmedia virtual reality experience in which users can travel in a virtual tour of…

Walk In My Shoes VR

Walk In My Shoes

Walk In My Shoes is a package of virtual reality experiences that enables diversity training programs to humanize the experience…

See all of FIVARS Official Selections for 2019


The FIVARS festival promotes the world’s finest Virtual Reality & Augmented & Mixed Reality stories year round. Will your project be one of those featured in this year’s catalog of selections to represent the vanguard?

Submit your VR, AR, XR work to FIVARS 2020

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


“A new wave of international filmmakers who are pushing the boundaries of cinema and narrative using Virtual Reality”


“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.”

Digital Journal

“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”

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”


“One of the…global virtual reality events you shouldn’t miss this September, 2016”


See the list of press outlets that have covered FIVARS

Watch FIVARS Founder Keram Malicki-Sanchez discuss the VR zeitgeist at with Business News Network (BNN) at FIVARS 2016


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