Into the Red

Director: Linda Brieda
Country: Germany
Runtime: 30m

“Into the Red” is a virtual journey to Mars – and into the psyche of the missing mission leader Kara….

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Sleeping Eyes

Director: Sojung Bahng, Sungeun Lee
Country: Korea, Republic of
Runtime: 10m

This interactive VR piece reconstructs the experiences and dreams of a Korean artist (Sungeun Lee) suffering from undiagnosed narcolepsy while in the army.

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Indirect Actions

Director: Maranatha Hay
Country: USA
Runtime: 1h45m40s

Join documentary filmmaker (Maranatha Hay) on a mission for justice at Standing Rock, where over 300 indigenous tribes stood together in solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline in this awarding feature-length film making its online debut at FIVARS20.

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Being Perfectly Frank

Director: Michael Okarma, Keram Malicki-Sanchez
Country: USA
Runtime: 10m30s

A man brings a pair of soldier’s dog tags to an eccentric medium to contact someone presumably lost during the Korean War.


Director: Andres Rovira, JC Diaz
Country: USA
Runtime: 8m

Paired is an Augmented Reality animated short film that delves into the lives of two socks who are “solemates” – Saul and Sadie.

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The Cosmic Laughter of Cucci Binaca

Director: Jonathan Sims
Country: USA
Runtime: 5m

“The Cosmic Laughter of Cucci Binaca” is next level 360 cinema that explores the mystical interior of a trans drag performer’s soul as she prepares to get onstage.

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Spiral of Strength

Director: Audri Phillips
Country: USA
Runtime: 4m15s

A poetic inner journey created with the music of Steve Roach and the visuals of Audri Phillips


Director: Yao Wang
Country: Canada
Runtime: 2m 11s

A homesickness for a place of your ancestry. Where you have never been. Where you many never return to again.

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Director: Brian Andrews
Country: USA
Runtime: 6m41s

This experience follows an Arachnid Hominid, an intelligent creature with human and spider physiology, as she struggles to raise her young in a hostile environment.

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Impact: Beyond the Night Sky

Director: Kath Dooley
Country: Australia
Runtime: 8m33s

Inspired by the work of Dr Katarina Miljković, a planetary scientist who specialises in planetary geoscience and space exploration at Curtin University’s Space Science and Technology Centre in Perth, Western Australia.

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Iracema’s Promise

Director: Larissa Ribeiro
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 10m21s

(Passive Experience – 360 Theater) Maria Eduarda is six years old. The girl was playing at home when she was…

Inside Lieutenant Gustl

Director: Sebastian Brauneis
Country: Austria
Runtime: 26m

Based on a play by Arthur Schnitzler and being one of the first virtual theatre experiences, “Inside Lieutenant Gustl” immerses the viewer in the mental headspace of a young Austrian officer from 1900 grappling with an existential crisis.

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Inside the Western Flyer

Director: Mike Cuales, Ernie Flowers
Country: USA
Runtime: 8m33s

Four times sunk, the Western Flyer, still permeated with the spirits of John Steinbeck and marine biologist Ed Ricketts tells the story of their 1940 expedition to the Sea of Cortez – a tale of marine biology, philosophy, and literature through 360-degree immersive video.

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In the Land of the Flabby Schnook

Director: Francis Gelinas
Country: Canada
Runtime: 6m5s

In the Land of the Flabby Schnook is a contemplative film in which the viewer discovers a magical place through the eyes of the protagonists.

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Man Under Bridge

Director: Hanna Västinsalo
Country: Finland
Runtime: 6m41s

Johan Knut Harju (1910-1976) was a self-taught writer and historian, but also a homeless alcoholic. Harju had a unique talent to document his and his peers’ lives with a personal voice that invites the person in and see the world from his point of view.

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Minimum Mass

Director: Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria
Country: New Zealand, USA
Runtime: 20m

Minimum Mass is the story of a couple who experience a series of miscarriages and come to believe their children are being born in another dimension. Set in contemporary Rotorua, New Zealand and in the speculative world of black holes.

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Missing Pictures: Birds of Prey

Director: Clement Deneux
Country: France
Runtime: 8m

Shot with volumetric cameras, American director Abel Ferrara takes us with him on a journey through the heart of the story brought to life thanks to custom-designed animations based on his original films’ preproduction material. The director is and encrusted into the VR experience.

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Director: Mali Arun
Country: France
Runtime: 12m

Mutatis by French artist Mali Arun explores a diffuse frontier between scientific and mythological pictures of organic and human landscapes.

Rebuilding Notre Dame

Director: Chloé Rochereuil
Country: France
Runtime: 16m46s

Featuring stunning footage filmed weeks before the fire and incredible access at the heart of the destroyed cathedral after the fire, this film allows everyone to dive at the heart of the iconic tragedy of 2019 that shook the entire world.

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Simulated Fashion

Director: Various
Country: Qatar
Runtime: 7:24

In this film, fashion meets new technologies, arts, and filmmaking to celebrate voices from the Middle East using time in…

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Director: Mari Jaye Blanchard
Country: USA
Runtime: 6m

(Interactive VR Experience) Swing is a narrative, Virtual Reality film combining 2D, 3D and 2.5D animation techniques. The story unfolds…

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Symphony of Noise VR

Director: Michaela Pnacekova
Country: Germany
Runtime: 15m

(Interactive VR Experience) In this sonic VR experience, you will embark on an immersive journey – to listen differently to…

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The Cheat’s Revival

Director: David Smith
Country: USA
Runtime: 8m35s

The Cheat River has a storied history. Not so long ago, the river ran orange for miles at a time…

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The Dawn of Art

Director: Pierre Zandrowicz
Country: France
Runtime: 10m

Interactive Experience The year is 35 000 years BC, this is where we left our first trace. More than 400…

Gravity VR

Director: Fabio Rychter, Amir Admoni,
Country: Brazil
Runtime: 14m

Interactive VR Experience Gravity VR takes place in a surreal world with no ground, everything that exists is forever falling….

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Director: Lindsay Seers, Keith Sargent
Country: United Kingdom
Runtime: 16m 29s

Care(less) 2 addresses the phenomenon of hallucination and embodied viewing in relation to current social and economic constructs regarding attitudes to the elderly and social care in Britain.


Director: Maud Clavier
Country: France
Runtime: 5m

Follow a Maronite seminarist telling you their vision of Lebanon; they live in a beautiful but destroyed country but they decide to have a peaceful overview of life rather than war between communities.

The Echoing of Fire & Life

The Echoing of Fire & Life

Director: Judit Samper Albero
Country: Spain
Runtime: 14m

Visit the famous festival which takes place in the afternoon of May 11th and concludes with the arrival at the castle installed in the main square of the effigy of La Mahoma.

Arbaeen Walk

Director: Amy Claire Nelson
Country: USA
Runtime: 21m 30s

Passive Experience – 360 Theatre Arbaeen Walk introduces you to travelers who have set out on this sacred 50-mile journey….

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The Heart of Puerto Rico

Director: Peter Decherney, Jean Lee
Country: USA
Runtime: 6m3s

(Passive Experience – 360 Theater) A 360-degree documentary about artists in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. This episode features A…

Along the River of Spacetime

Director: Elizabeth LaPensee
Country: USA
Runtime: 20m

Along the River of Spacetime is a Virtual Reality game meets 360 film about activating Anishinaabe star knowledge to enhance river ecosystems in the Great Lakes.

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The Pantheon of Queer Mythology

Director: Enrique Agudo
Country: Spain
Runtime: 7m2s

(Passive Experience – 360 Theater) The Pantheon of Queer Mythology is a window into the worlds of a collective of…

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Walking Past Abandoned Houses, I Think of Eric

Director: Terrance Reimer
Country: USA
Runtime: 9m20s

Portsmouth, Ohio (USA) poet Barbara Costas-Biggs reads her poem “Walking Past Abandoned Houses, I Think of Eric” about losing her friend to an opioid overdose, within a visually compelling immersive 360º video and ambisonic audio montage.

A Fire at Chernobyl

Director: Ash Khatibi
Country: Denmark
Runtime: 13m 44s

The haunting story of a family caught in the Chernobyl disaster. Irina, Yuri, and their daughter Nataliya are a close family hoping for a stable life in Pripyat, but when a fire breaks out at the nearby nuclear power plant and Yuri is called in to fulfill his firefighter duties, the life of the family is turned upside down.

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Warsaw Rising

Director: Tomasz Dobosz
Country: Poland
Runtime: 16m16s

(Passive Experience – 360 Theater) Warsaw Rising tells a story based on the fate of one of Warsaw insurgents, Capt….

A Safe Guide to Dying

Director: Dimitris Tsilifonis
Country: USA
Runtime: 12m26s

The quest of a self-deprecating man exploring different suicide methods inside a lifelike video game simulation.


With the Wind and the Stars

Director: Rachel Bracker
Country: USA
Runtime: 20m59s

(Passive Experience – 360 Theater) With the Wind and the Stars is a 360/VR docuseries that takes you on an…

24 Hours in Basecamp

Director: Manne Nyman
Country: Sweden
Runtime: 7m22s

Meet the people at the foot of the highest mountain in the world.