VIFF Immersed is dedicated to exceptional narrative storytelling in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.
A two-day conference (September 28–29), Immersed features case-studies, roundtable discussions and hands-on workshops with some of the world’s leading immersive content creators. In addition, a week-long exhibition offers fans firsthand engagement with immersive experiences that are re-imagining storytelling.
New Realities in Storytelling
Sept 28 | Pyatt Hall
Keynote: Ricky Brigante, Co-Founder, Pseudonym Productions
Kick off VIFF Immersed 2019 with a look back over the last year in XR. What are the new opportunities in storytelling, and what can creators expect, both in the short term and down the road?
Explore volumetric capture with Andy Cochrane (Immersive Content Creator, SpringBok Entertainment) in the making of The 100%: Maggie’s Story (captured at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre). Then, discover how expert historians and the US National Park Service are working with QuantumERA to bring the history and the visceral experience of The Battle of Gettysburg to life through AR.
Join industry leaders including Anna Ticktin of Samsung VR, Julia Hamilton Trost, Head of VR & AR Partnerships, YouTube and Matt Collado, Chief Content Officer for Littlstar Media’s ARA, for a series of Executive Roundtables as they demystify the distribution models of VR, Blockchain and ad-based immersive content.
Hear from distinguished and award-winning creators as they discuss the challenges and opportunities emerging platforms present for Indigenous storytellers. Then, take a closer look at the International VIFF Immersed Competition and the future of XR narrative with members of the jury.
Sept 29 | Pyatt Hall
Take a closer look at the potential of Live 360° broadcasting, transform the real world into a fictional one through Augmented Reality and deep dive into the capabilities of Blockchain in this series of hands-on workshops with industry experts.
VIFF Immersed Exhibition
Sept 28 - Oct 4 | The Annex
A showcase of the finalists of this year's International VIFF Immersed Competition along with special features, open to festival attendees and the public.
Stay tuned! More VIFF Immersed programming will be announced over the coming weeks
Take a look back at highlights from VIFF Immersed 2018