“Into the Red” is a virtual journey to Mars – and into the psyche of the missing mission leader Kara….
Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories
Feb 19th – March 2nd 2021
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This interactive VR piece reconstructs the experiences and dreams of a Korean artist (Sungeun Lee) suffering from undiagnosed narcolepsy while in the army.
Join documentary filmmaker (Maranatha Hay) on a mission for justice at Standing Rock, where over 300 indigenous tribes stood together in solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline in this awarding feature-length film making its online debut at FIVARS20.
A man brings a pair of soldier’s dog tags to an eccentric medium to contact someone presumably lost during the Korean War.
Paired is an Augmented Reality animated short film that delves into the lives of two socks who are “solemates” – Saul and Sadie.
“The Cosmic Laughter of Cucci Binaca” is next level 360 cinema that explores the mystical interior of a trans drag performer’s soul as she prepares to get onstage.
A poetic inner journey created with the music of Steve Roach and the visuals of Audri Phillips
A homesickness for a place of your ancestry. Where you have never been. Where you many never return to again.
This experience follows an Arachnid Hominid, an intelligent creature with human and spider physiology, as she struggles to raise her young in a hostile environment.
Inspired by the work of Dr Katarina Miljković, a planetary scientist who specialises in planetary geoscience and space exploration at Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre in Perth, Western Australia.
(Passive Experience – 360 Theater) Maria Eduarda is six years old. The girl was playing at home when she was…
Based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler and being one of the first virtual theatre experiences, “Inside Lieutenant Gustl” immerses the viewer in the mental headspace of a young Austrian officer from 1900 grappling with an existential crisis.
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“One of the…global virtual reality events you shouldn’t miss this September”