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Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories

October 15th-17th In-Person (Los Angeles) – October 22nd – November 2nd 2021 (Online)

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

Established 2015 – Celebrating 7 Years!
“The Most Cutting-Edge Storytelling Festival in the World.”
~ Huffington Post

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!



Jelly and the Bear

Jelly is an 8 year old girl who always seems to find trouble, or perhaps trouble finds her. Jelly has…

Song in the Smoke

Explore a beautiful, yet deadly virtual world. Use your bare hands to craft weapons and tools, make clothes, and brew…


Mementorium is a heartfelt story about identity and belonging told through a branching narrative in virtual reality. Uncover memories of…


Squingle is the Goddess of the Squingle Universe. This psychedelic experience unfolds before you as you unlock puzzles creating an…

Dark Threads

Dark Threads is an interactive VR science-fiction experience in which you play as Dominic Monaghan, an inventor with a scheme…

The Magic of Flight

The ‘Magic of Flight’ is an innovative, all web, thirty minutes immersive education experience in sixteen episodes centered on the…


In the near future, the Earth environment is completely destroyed by the human race. We have to abandon it and…

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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”

“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”

See the list of press outlets that have covered FIVARS

Watch the 2020 FIVARS Awards Ceremony!


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Important Submission Dates & Deadlines

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Submissions are closed for the season!