Submissions Are Now Open!
We’re working with longtime partner FilmFreeway once again for our submissions process. You can click the button below to begin.
Earlybird Submission Deadline is April 14, 2023
OFFICIAL FALL SELECTIONS 2022
Check out the 2021 FIVARS Awards Ceremony!
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!
“I see FIVARS as a shining example of what a festival should be doing to ensure that XR can become more accessible, now, and for generations to come.”
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”