The FIVARS 2017 Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Award Winners have been announced!
Harmony is a real-time, mobile VR experiment inspired by the “connections” seen and unseen that surround us all, from the vastness of space to the infinitesimally small.
EXTRAVAGANZA is an audacious 3D animated comedy where you play the role of a figurine in an old fashioned penny arcade designed to titillate and amuse the senses!
It is often the quieter, more nuanced experiences that truly underscore the power of this medium and it relationship with presence. Shivani Mulekar’s “Sanctuary” is one such piece – exploring the conditions of life for a refugee family in Canada and the simple day to day life living in a Church awaiting their fate.
Set on the Toronto Islands after the rest of the world is devoured by gibbering monstrosities, you eavesdrop on the survivors and their everyday dramas involving things like bad potato crops and graffiti tags. And if those mundane emotions aren’t filling enough, you can always uncover some devastating secrets…
City of Ghosts is an interactive, 360-degree mobile augmented reality film experience that allows users ̶ equipped with a smart phone, tablet or AR glasses, to interact freely in real space with life-size 3D virtual characters ̶ all within an elaborate scenario and even across several locations. City of Ghosts invites visitors to make a journey through time to relive a story of love, death, ghosts and technology ̶ all in glorious augmented 3D animation mixed with real places.
Priya’s Shakti and Priya’s Mirror are augmented reality comic books and exhibitions featuring India’s first female superhero who is a survivor of sexual violence.
In VR experience My Brother’s Keeper, two young brothers fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War unknowingly and tragically reunite one last time on the battlefield at Antietam.
Song of the Sea VR allows the user to step inside the lush world of mythic Ireland, experienced through the 2d style of the traditional artists of Cartoon Saloon. Continue the adventure in the storyteller’s cavern and unlock the secret world of the Selkies under the sea.
A meditative exploration in virtual reality of the medicine songs, stories, and cosmovision of indigenous Shipibo healers working with ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.
Experience the reality of living in sanctuary in a church for over two years, while facing deportation from Canada.
The official selections for the 2017 FIVARS Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories have been finalized and announced. See the complete list here.