Film Festivals

Mississauga, Canada | Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories Call for Entries


Event Dates: September 15 to 17, 2017
Q2 Showcases Deadline: February 14, 2017

FIVARS, the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories – the first Canadian festival of its kind – debuted in Toronto, Canada in 2015 and showcased a new wave of filmmakers and content producers who pushed the boundaries of virtual reality (VR) narrative, including many world premieres.

In addition to several well publicized outreach events including the inaugural Wavelengths Music Festival on Toronto island, as well as a free 8-hour showcase running in tandem with the Toronto Film Festival at the Metro Hall (sponsored by the City of Toronto.)

The inaugural two-day festival ran Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2015 2 sold out 8 hours days at UG3 Live, only a block away from TIFF and was visited by many international entertainment industry execs, producers and press.

Building on years of experience as VR presenters and event producers,FIVARS returned in 2016 at the VRTOVirtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo at historic Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the ProFusion show (over 12000 attendees) and the sold-out 3-day FIVARS festival in September that featured over 30 original pieces.

FIVARS 2017 aims to be bigger, better, and continue to challenge and push the boundaries of immersive storytelling experiences for future audiences, exploring the latest genre’s and innovations.

For more information, visit http://fivars.net/.