FIVARS Talks, Panels and Special Presentations are included with the purchase of an All-Access Pass Holders and take place on the Festival’s Discord Server.
Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 3:00 pm EST/12 pm PST
JONATHAN SIMS – DIRECTOR & VFX ARTIST “THE COSMIC LAUGHTER OF CUCCI BINACA“
Jonathan Sims directs 360 cinema, does VFX on big movies and edits animation. Sims premiered the groundbreaking deep dream 360 film Dreamtime at FIVARS 2017, took a break to edit the film Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus for Netflix and is back with the spherical immersive experience “The Cosmic Laughter of Cucci Binaca” Sims uses his broad VFX background (American Gods, X-Men Apocalypse) to bring daring and new 360 stories to life.
CUCCI BINACA – DRAG PERFORMER
Cucci Binaca is a drag performer who has been haunting stages since 2013. She currently resides in the Pacific North West on the un-seceded Duwamish Land. In her free time she enjoys big scoops and long walks with friends.
Monday, October 26th 2020 – 3:00 pm EST/12 pm PST
BRIAN ANDREWS – DIRECTOR – “HOMINIDAE“
Brian Andrews is a storyteller and visual technologist who produces media for the visual effects, animation, and fine art markets. His works have been exhibited at Le Marché du Film Festival de Cannes, Hong Kong Exhibitions Centre, the Queens Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences among many others. Currently, he serves as the chair of Post-Production at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 – 3:00 pm EST/12 pm PST
FABITO RYCHTER & AMIR ADMONI – DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER – “GRAVITY VR“
A TV writer for over 15 years, Fabito has over 40 written sitcom episodes, 7 years of experience writing skits, as well as shorts and plays. He has partnered with Amir Admoni on the award-winning short films Linear and Gravity and the Mario, a Marionette series. In 2016 started DeliriumXR, a VR production company in Lima, Peru.
Brazilian multi-media visual artist Amir Admoni was born in São Paulo in 1977. His works combine animation, video and design. His animated short movie Linear won 80 awards and was screened in over 140 festivals. Gravity VR is his first work with virtual reality.