FIVARS 2015 Selections


Apollo 11
Experience the first moments of space travel, from the general public recieving the historical speech by the president, or the experience of riding a rocket up to space, and landing on the moon.
On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. You can now experience this event by becoming Neil Armstrong and boarding the Saturn V Rocket which is still to this day the most powerful machine ever created by humans.
DIR: VR Immersive Education
Ireland | RT: 19m
Production Company: VR Immersive Education

Big Bear
An animated fairy tale describing the creation of the constellations big bear and small bear
The story of how Ursa Major and Ursa Minor came into being. An animated fairy tale about a sister with seven brothers, about murder and revenge.
DIR: Hannes Wagner
Germany | RT: 4m57s
Production Company: Left Hand Media & Xentromer
Website | Facebook

The Butcher
An animated short where Jack, a butcher, is preparing a rabbit which turns out to be anything but an ordinary experience.
Cirkus proudly presents Episode 2 “The Butcher” in Virtual Reality with Jack having some issues with a feisty rabbit! This is Episode 2 of our Jack of All Trades series, a wacky 1 minute animated series centered on Jack, a regular guy with an extraordinary imagination – he’s the child in all of us. Each episode has Jack using his creativity to complete his job in a funny way.
New Zeland | 2m1s
Production Company:
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo

Dismember, Episode 3 of DimensionGate’s 360° Horror Series  (Horror, Intense, Jump scare)
 A team of ghost hunters set up 360° cameras throughout an abandoned building when suddenly they become the hunted.
A team of ghost hunters set up 360° cameras throughout an abandoned building, determined to capture paranormal activity from all directions. But when the paranormal activity in the building rages out of control, the team of hunters find themselves as the hunted.
Dir: Ian Tuason
Toronto | 3m32s
Production Company:DimensionGate
Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

GetOut 360 Horror
Get out while you can! Spherical 360 horror experience blending the reality we see in the virtual reality worlds TV, with movements in the virtual world.
Dir: Andrew Wood
UK | 2m50s
Production Company: InnerRift
Website | Twitter

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday, or the beginning of the end…
It all starts as a Happy Birthday, everything is normal as you go about your day, until everything begins to go very… very… wrong!
DIR: Hans Kristian Bergan and Bendik Krause
Hamar, Norway | 4m17s
Production Company: Making View AS
Website | Facebook (Making View)Facebook (hkbergan), Facebook (bbendik)

I Am You
To experience anothers perspective through their eyes, I Am You, brings you this unique reality.
A couple, in a long distance relationship, meet up one weekend to reconnect. Things turn bad quickly as they use an experimental mobile app that allows them to switch consciousnesses and as a result, living in each other’s body. Key Features: The viewer will see through another persons eyes in a very real and compelling way.
Dir: Elli Raynai
Canada | 10m
Production Company: CineHackers
Website | Facebook | Twitter

Intimate Strangers
The story of a young couple who decides to test the stability of their relationship by inviting a stranger into their lives. (Contains brief nudity, and content of a sexual nature.)
Lithic VR presents an original film directed by Adam Cosco, starring Micah Hauptman and Eva Hamilton. The story of a young couple who decides to test the stability of their relationship by inviting a stranger into their lives.
Dir: Adam Cosco
USA | 7m54s
Production Company: LITHIC
Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Jisr al-Shoughour, a devastated Syrian city
Today, 90% of Jisr al-Shoughour’s population has left. Step inside the news, and experience what they left behind.
This video transports the viewer to Jisr al-Shoughour, the site of a strategic battle that radically changed the balance of power in Syria. Filmed inside the world’s most dangerous war zone with virtual reality technology, the viewer is immersed in the disaster from which so many have fled.
Dir: Raphaël Beaugrand
Syria | 5m19s
Production Company: OKIO Studio & Smart News Agency
Website Okio | Website Smart News | Facebook | Twitter

Kamchatka, Russia (Premiere)
Wonderful landscapes of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia.
Take a tour of the most interesting places of Kamchatka: Kurile Lake, Valley of Geysers, and famous volcanoes. The first is the Kurile Lake, one of Europe’s largest salmon spawning grounds. The bears of Kurile Lake are busy fishing even to the point of ignoring other bears and people around them. The next is Valley of Geysers, a canyon with 40 geysers, numerous hot springs and other known forms of hydro thermal activity. Finally we see an eruption of the Volcano Plosky Tolbachik, captured in December 2012, and the eruption of Volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka, captured in January 2015.
Dir: AirPano
Russia | 8m49s
Production Company:
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What does the data of ‘love at first sight’ look like, with 100,000 chemical reactions happening in your brain every second.
If more than 100,000 chemical reactions happen in your brain every second, then what would the data of ‘love at first sight’ look like? LoVR is a document of this moment. A story of love, told through neural activity captured over 4 seconds as one of our designer’s re-imagines the moment he first saw his wife. As chemicals are released and areas of the brain activated, a form of poetry is revealed within the data. The heart beats, the iris dilates and time stands still as two lovers see each other for the first time.
England | 5m20s
Production Company: Immersive Ltd.
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | YouTube

MansLaughter (Everybody’s gotta die sometime)
How far will four people go to take a $265 Millon Mega Lotto ticket for themselves when they find out a person they know has not cashed it yet?
Four people in tangled relationships discover an extraordinary opportunity: a man they know is ecstatic about having won the $265 Million Mega Lotto though he is cautiously waiting to turn in the ticket. But delay is not his friend, nor are the other four people as his caution gives them time for deception, double-cross and murder in order to claim the ticket for themselves. But who will end up with the money? Pay attention all around you to find out.
In this revolutionary, original film, you’ll have a never-seen-before experience. After putting on a Samsung GearVR (virtual reality headgear), you’ll find yourself in a virtual world, amid a web of lies and murder. Here time is collapsed and four scenes (that would otherwise happen on different days in the real world) are happening simultaneously all around you. Watch it several times to unravel who is setting up whom in order to steal the winning ticket.
Dir: David Marlett
USA | 14m53s
Production Company: Cinemersia
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The Night Cafe
An immersive VR tribute to Vincent van Gogh.
The Night Cafe is an immersive VR environment that allows you to explore the world of Vincent van Gogh first hand. Take a moment to enjoy his iconic sunflowers in 3 dimensions or walk around the chair he painted in his bedroom to see it from another angle. Step into the vivid colors straight from his palette.
Dir: Mackenzie Cauley
Production Company: Borrowed Light Studios
Website | Twitter

Private Eye VR
An immersive VR tribute to Vincent van Gogh.
The Night Cafe is an immersive VR environment that allows you to explore the world of Vincent van Gogh first hand. Take a moment to enjoy his iconic sunflowers in 3 dimensions or walk around the chair he painted in his bedroom to see it from another angle. Step into the vivid colors straight from his palette.
Dir: Jake Slack
UK | 10
Production Company: Slacker Games
Website | Twitter | Facebook

Sci-Fi Horror in 360°
Psychological Sci-Fi Horror – Something is on the loose, and you need to make a choice… it could mean life or death! What will it be?
Gregory Austin McConnell presents a short sci-fi film for virtual reality. You are in your room aboard a space ship when the lights go out. Your husband comes over the com telling you to stay put. A few moments later, he implores you to leave. You have only a few minutes to decide what to do next.
Dir: Gregory Austin McConnell
USA | 3m
Production Company: Gregory Austin McConnell
Website | Twitter

Snow Globe
It is time to let go, and let this soothing speaker take you down into a calmer, cooler place.
A deep relaxation guide (spiritual psychologist and YouTube star Olivia Kissper) works on your subconscious in a 360, Stereoscopic, binaural environment featuring music by Automated Gardens.
Dir: Keram Malicki-Sanchez
US | 3m5s
Production Company: Transportive.Technology
Website | Facebook | Twitter

Sonar – A 360° Experience
Every signal has a source.
An asteroid emerges from the darkness of space, sending out some kind of signal. A drone tries to locate the source and dives deep into an extensive cave system.
Director: Philipp Maas, Dominik Stockhausen
Germany | 6m9s
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg GmbH
Website | Facebook | Twitter (Phili Maas) | Twitter (Von Stockhausen)

Space Girl 360 – Training Day! + Space Girl 360 – Marooned!
Space Girl’s needs a sidekick are you ready to suit up?
Suit up, Rookie! It’s your first day on the job as Space Girl’s sidekick! + (pt2) Ok Rookie, you’re marooned on an alien world with Space Girl. How will the species survive?
Dir: Tom Small
USA | 3:41 secs
Production Company: iwantmylauren
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Vine | YouTube | Instagram

Virtual Reality Comedy about Teleportation
A Virtual Reality Comedy where three people have some fun teleporting through various locations running into some challenges along the way. When you play around with the unknown anything can happen.
USA | 4m16s
Production Company: PAVR
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