FIVARS 2017! Festival of International V/AR Stories

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*** This is for information purposes only. A separate ticket will need to be purchased on Eventbrite for access to the experiences and talks.***

Schedule of talks added below!

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35 Pieces from 14 different countries representing the world's best in spherical video, interactive VR and AR narrative experiences!

“FIVARS Is the Most Cutting-Edge Storytelling Festival in the World”
Huffington Post (

“A new wave of international filmmakers who are pushing the boundaries of cinema and narrative using Virtual Reality” - Embreate (

“FIVARS pushes the limits of Virtual Reality” - DorkShelf (

The critically acclaimed festival of international Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories returns for its third year to Toronto, once again showcasing the vanguard in spatialized and embodied narrative. FIVARS curates the very best content from around the world, working with its international content partners to identify a combination of unique perspective, mechanics and producers telling stories in ways that only this emergent media can.

This year tickets will be sold for 2-hour blocks and continue to use FIVARS' algorithm for shortening lineups to the minimum possible while affording more time per attendee to enjoy their experiences at a more leisurely pace and get to see more pieces. Special installations, meet and greets with the creators from around the world and exclusive talks, panels and training sessions round out the show, and special all access wristbands will be available for these separate events.

Friday, September 15th – 2-3pm House of VR
The Directors
Join innovative directors Michaella Vu (Meta-Dimensional), Shivani Mulekar (Sanctuary) Alton Glass (A Little Love) and Stefan Grambart (Halcyon) for a discussion about process, challenges, and epiphanies. A great diversity in approach, origin and output will result in a fascinating conversation about working as an independent in this field

Saturday, September 16th – 2-3pm House of VR
International Markets
Joss Monzon, Gabriel Giandinoto (Trends Festival) and J Lee Williams (Occupied VR) will discuss the current…trends, industries and timbres in China, Mexico, South America, Canada and the USA. As moderator, I will also chime in with my observations about ethnographic patterns and disparities in content we have received from around the globe over the past year.

Sunday, September 17th – 2-3pm House of VR
Designing Narrative with Emerging Technologies
This special panel features Montreal director Olivier Asselin (City of Ghosts), Los Angeles producer Philip Plough (IN HIS PRESENCE), Toronto director Chris Forde (The Golden Note) and Dr. Rorik Hendrikson PhD (Dr. Henrikson has been focusing on early stage planning and conceptualization for virtual reality narratives.) We will examine how technology drives narrative and narrative drives technology as we survey Augmented Reality theater, photogrammetic meditation, gaze-driven interactive 360 degree cinema, and storyboarding for this new immersive and interactive pan-dimensional medium.

RSVP now to get the latest updates and details and special discount codes for VRTO members only!

Further details will be posted via Twitter and Instagram @fivarstories and the official site

See you there!