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FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories
FIVARS - Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories
Published: 2015/09/19
Channel: Stephanie Greenall
Keram Malicki-Sanchez - Virtual Reality Toronto
Keram Malicki-Sanchez - Virtual Reality Toronto
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: ideacity
Virtual Reality Toronto
Virtual Reality Toronto
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: Murray McKercher
FIVARS 2016 Awards Ceremony
FIVARS 2016 Awards Ceremony
Published: 2016/09/21
Channel: FIVARS
FIVARS 2016 - VIP Reception Talks & Panels - 360 Spherical Video
FIVARS 2016 - VIP Reception Talks & Panels - 360 Spherical Video
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: FIVARS
CTP 15 - VR & AR - A NEW MEDIUM FOR NARRATIVE FILM-MAKING?
CTP 15 - VR & AR - A NEW MEDIUM FOR NARRATIVE FILM-MAKING?
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: transfermedia production services
FIVARS on SiriusXM with Ward & Al 2015
FIVARS on SiriusXM with Ward & Al 2015
Published: 2016/02/25
Channel: FIVARS
FIVARS 2017 Award Ceremony - Raw Livestream
FIVARS 2017 Award Ceremony - Raw Livestream
Published: 2017/09/27
Channel: FIVARS
Comic Con 2011: Using augmented reality to bring cinema into the physical world
Comic Con 2011: Using augmented reality to bring cinema into the physical world
Published: 2011/07/31
Channel: DiceOutLoud
Augmented Reality Seminar and Workshop # MIXITUPFEST
Augmented Reality Seminar and Workshop # MIXITUPFEST
Published: 2013/10/03
Channel: Art Line
FIVARS 2015 Timelapse 4K
FIVARS 2015 Timelapse 4K
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: FIVARS
VRLA Summer Expo 2016: Dolby Atmos, Object Based Audio Mixing for Linear VR
VRLA Summer Expo 2016: Dolby Atmos, Object Based Audio Mixing for Linear VR
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: VR LA
Giorgio Clai and Istrian Wine in 360 degree Virtual Reality Tour
Giorgio Clai and Istrian Wine in 360 degree Virtual Reality Tour
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Grape Collective
Augmented Reality Artist Daniel Leighton - Interview FIVARS.net
Augmented Reality Artist Daniel Leighton - Interview FIVARS.net
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: FIVARS
Jebra
Jebra's Paradise @ Deland Original Music Festival #3 - Augmented Reality
Published: 2011/11/12
Channel: boboshea369
Augmented Reality - Future Group Shopping Festival
Augmented Reality - Future Group Shopping Festival
Published: 2014/10/21
Channel: Aarya Digital
360° videos and VR: immersive journalism is here to stay?
360° videos and VR: immersive journalism is here to stay?
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: International Journalism Festival
Virtual Reality Meets Documentary: A Deeper Look
Virtual Reality Meets Documentary: A Deeper Look
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
VRTO& FIVARS ProFusion 2016 Booth - 360 Spherical Timelapse Video
VRTO& FIVARS ProFusion 2016 Booth - 360 Spherical Timelapse Video
Published: 2016/10/11
Channel: VR Toronto VRTO Virtual Reality, Toronto
Montreal Jazz Festival - Augmented Reality
Montreal Jazz Festival - Augmented Reality
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: Merchlar
VRTO + FIVARS at ProFusion Expo Oct 5 2016 - 360 Timelapse
VRTO + FIVARS at ProFusion Expo Oct 5 2016 - 360 Timelapse
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: Transportive Technology
XTech 2017 Day 1 - 3 : Digital Reality Platforms for the Masses
XTech 2017 Day 1 - 3 : Digital Reality Platforms for the Masses
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Experiential Technology Conference & Expo
Panel: VR
Panel: VR's impact on media and entertainment feat. CFC, Secret Location, FIVARS and more
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: We Are Wearables
Life inside the bubble of a virtual reality world | Ana Serrano | TEDxToronto
Life inside the bubble of a virtual reality world | Ana Serrano | TEDxToronto
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: TEDx Talks
Glimpse of Augmented reality - Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival 2015
Glimpse of Augmented reality - Sheikh Zayed Heritage festival 2015
Published: 2015/12/16
Channel: Driya Interactive
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Priya's Shakti Augmented Reality Street Art
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: Rattapallax
Yoga Augmented Reality
Yoga Augmented Reality
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Karisma Kawol
Economics of Virtual Reality Arcades
Economics of Virtual Reality Arcades
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: Swiss Society of Virtual and Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality: Immersive Surrogates and Tele-Existence | Frank Steinicke | TEDxHamburgSalon
Virtual Reality: Immersive Surrogates and Tele-Existence | Frank Steinicke | TEDxHamburgSalon
Published: 2017/01/31
Channel: TEDx Talks
PRIYA’S SHAKTI: AUGMENTED REALITY ART EXHIBITION
PRIYA’S SHAKTI: AUGMENTED REALITY ART EXHIBITION
Published: 2015/05/03
Channel: Rattapallax
Collaborative and multiuser mobile Augmented Reality experiences
Collaborative and multiuser mobile Augmented Reality experiences
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: Vicomtech-IK4
Detroit Design Festival 2012 3dcolab Virtual Reality Event
Detroit Design Festival 2012 3dcolab Virtual Reality Event
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: 3dcolab
Thank You Creativity
Thank You Creativity's Virtual Photoshoot: The Inside Story
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
Dreams of "O" 360-degree Virtual Reality Trailer | "O" by Cirque du Soleil
Dreams of "O" 360-degree Virtual Reality Trailer | "O" by Cirque du Soleil
Published: 2017/03/24
Channel: Cirque du Soleil
Gadgets of the future at Berlin tech fest
Gadgets of the future at Berlin tech fest
Published: 2016/11/16
Channel: AP Archive
Augmented Reality Problems come to the Copenhagen Contemporary Art Festival
Augmented Reality Problems come to the Copenhagen Contemporary Art Festival
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Mark Skwarek
Is Virtual Reality the “empathy machine”?
Is Virtual Reality the “empathy machine”?
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Kaleidoscope VR Film Fest Toronto
Kaleidoscope VR Film Fest Toronto
Published: 2015/10/09
Channel: Stephanie Greenall
The Journey to Enterprise VR/AR Applications, Presented By Inhance
The Journey to Enterprise VR/AR Applications, Presented By Inhance
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: VR LA
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S. Korea's largest urban VR-theme park ‘Monster VR’ opens in Incheon
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: ARIRANG NEWS
Cannes Lions Innovation Festival 2017 - Imagination Seminar Trailer
Cannes Lions Innovation Festival 2017 - Imagination Seminar Trailer
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: VRFocus
Augmented Reality Shirt Safari
Augmented Reality Shirt Safari
Published: 2011/08/21
Channel: sndrv
Goedemorgen Nederland WNL - Nederlands IJsbeelden Festival augmented reality
Goedemorgen Nederland WNL - Nederlands IJsbeelden Festival augmented reality
Published: 2015/12/03
Channel: Marc van Aalst
CrossFire Mobile - Augmented Reality Mode (AR Version )
CrossFire Mobile - Augmented Reality Mode (AR Version )
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: CrossFire MoviesCG
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Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Elisavet Papageorgiou
2017 NEW Japan Trip: JAPANESE SUPERMARKET & EXPLORING CERAMIC TOWN Near CHUBU International Airport
2017 NEW Japan Trip: JAPANESE SUPERMARKET & EXPLORING CERAMIC TOWN Near CHUBU International Airport
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: Best Japan Asia
Coca-Cola, Positivus Music Festival - Augmented Reality
Coca-Cola, Positivus Music Festival - Augmented Reality
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: High Roller Films
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Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: Railway Gazette International
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Published: 2016/09/28
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Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS) is a media festival that showcases stories or narrative forms from around the world using immersive technology that includes virtual reality, augmented reality, projection mapping and spatialized audio.

History[edit]

Created and directed and curated by Keram Malicki-Sanchez and working with technical director Joseph Ellsworth, in Toronto, Canada in the summer of 2015, the FIVARS - an acronym for the Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories - features a selection of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences that focus on narrative or a form of storytelling. The earliest recorded event was the Camp Wavelength music festival in Toronto, August 28-30th.[1] It is considered to be Canada's first[2][3][4] dedicated virtual or augmented reality stories festival, and was the world's first virtual reality festival dedicated completely and exclusively to narrative pieces.[5] FIVARS is operated by Constant Change Arts & Technology Initiative (a not-for-profit) and VRTO (Virtual Reality, Toronto) - a conference and Meetup group. FIVARS then ran its first official festival September 20 and 21 at rock music venue "UG3 Live" in downtown Toronto from 11am to 7pm.

FIVARS returned with a preview pavilion at the VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo in June 2016[6][7] and to Camp Wavelength[8] in August of the same year.

The festival continued in 2016 for a second year,[9] September 16–18, 11am to 7pm at MSMU Studios in downtown Toronto. The program was listed a "Public Event You Should Attend" in the syllabus for the Future Cinema program at York University.[10] The festival featured 30 selections - each enhanced by a haptic backpack created by Subpac[11] FIVARS Festival Explores Human Experience Through Virtual Reality, in addition to a custom 3D Audio Chamber created by David McKevy and an augmented reality art gallery by artist Daniel Leighton and presentation by Joergen Geerds of KonceptVR and Daniel Burwen of Jaunt. Jessy Blaze worked as co-producer of the event with Chrissy Aitchison working as production manager. Ellsworth moved into a tech consulting position.

In 2017, the FIVARS festival featured 35 pieces from 15 countries and was held at the House of VR in Toronto.[12] [13]. World premieres included "Sanctuary" by Shivani Melukar, "City of Ghosts" from director Olivier Asselin and CieAR, and IN HIS PRESENCE[14] from director Brenda Colonna and producer Philip Plough, among others.

Immersive Media Awards[edit]

The festival awards prizes for People's Choice in two categories: Immersive Video and Interactive Experience.

2015[edit]

On Monday, September 22 the festival announced People's Choice awards for two categories at the Cadillac Lounge[15] - a music venue and restaurant in Toronto.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

  • Best Interactive Experience: Apollo 11[16][17]
  • Best Immersive Video: SONAR [18]

2016[edit]

PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

  • Best Interactive Experience: Pearl by Patrick Osborne
  • Best Immersive Video: Help by Justin Lin

JURIED:

  • Grand Jury Award: Real by Connor Hair and Alex Meader [19]

2017[edit]

PEOPLE’S CHOICE:

  • Best Interactive: Alteration
  • Best Immersive (Passive): Guardian of the Guge Kingdom

JURIED:

  • Impact Award: Priya’s Shakti / Priya’s Mirror
  • Grand Jury Prize: Manifest 99 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Exclaim! Magazine Camp Wavelength Festival Coming to Toronto Island in August
  2. ^ Digital Journal Inside Canada's first virtual-reality film festival"
  3. ^ BNN Virtual reality gets its own Canadian festival with FIVARS
  4. ^ Toronto Star TIFF isn’t the only film festival in town this month
  5. ^ Huffington Post FIVARS Is the Most Cutting-Edge Storytelling Festival in the World
  6. ^ Huffington Post 5 Reasons VRTO Will Completely Change the Face of VR
  7. ^ VRScout VRTO Reinvents the Tech Conference
  8. ^ Indie88 Radio CAMP WAVELENGTH ANNOUNCE FULL LINEUP & DAILY SCHEDULES
  9. ^ L'Express POP02 et FIVARS: la réalité virtuelle invitée d’honneur
  10. ^ York University, Future Cinema 1 - Professor Caitlin Fisher
  11. ^ Geekpr0n
  12. ^ NOW Magazine
  13. ^ Toronto.com
  14. ^ CBC Radio: That time I met Jesus in Computerland
  15. ^ Meetup.com Listing Archive
  16. ^ Immersive Education Apollo 11 VR wins FIVARS Public Choice Award in Toronto
  17. ^ Telecommunications Software & Systems Group Two International Awards won by Waterford based VR Company
  18. ^ SONAR 360
  19. ^ VRFocus FIVARS Winners Announced
  20. ^ FIVARS 2017 Winners Announced

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