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Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories

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

In-Person: October 15th – October 17th 2021

Virtual Show: October 22nd – November 2nd 2021


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


Important Submission Dates & Deadlines

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  • Opening Date
    March 10th, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    July 30, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    August 20, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    September 10, 2021
  • Extended Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Notification Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Show Dates
    October 15 – November 2, 2021


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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”

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Watch the 2020 FIVARS Awards Ceremony!


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