Militia Vox’s THE VILLAINESS is a visual feast of heavy psychedelia. The immersive experience features award-winning anthemic rock music, surreal…
Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories
Feb 19th – March 2nd 2021
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE HAVE EXTENDED TO MARCH 9th
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OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2021
Frozen Tears is a fiction-documentray-hybrid VR-film that portrays a group therapy session with 6 actors and a real psychotherapist. Except…
From Virtuality & DeepLight Labs, take a trip inside the heart of CARL—the flagship prototype of the incredible limited-edition DeepLight…
A poetic inner journey created with the music of Steve Roach and the visuals of Audri Phillips
In early summer 1944, at the height of the frenzied deportation of Hungarian Jewry, fourteen-year-old George Brent, his parents, and…
Human/Art/Object uses immersive media to start a conversation about objectification, the definition of art, and what it means to be…
Jean-Michel Jarre performed live from a studio near the cathedral in Paris, while his avatar played inside a virtual Notre-Dame….
Take a trip to a drainage tunnel off the L.A. River, where someone named “JK” carved his artwork — odd…
A journey through the reflections of an upbringing with a now estranged mother.
All Her Bodies merges poetic storytelling and volumetric filmmaking inside of a VR world. Individual stories of interiority are recounted…
Rukh is a piece about isolation and longing, bringing about the desire to fly off to a magical land. We…
Hush is rooted in the Northern myths of the merpeople, who lured sailors and longing souls to the sea. In…
The Land of Milk and Honey grapples with fertility, loss and the physical, poetic and psychological complexities of the human…
Virtuality presents a “VR Remix” of the original music video, featuring intimate hi-res band performance mixed with innovative picture-in-picture techniques….
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.”
“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”
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