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Immersed

Dive into the world of XR storytelling.

Image: Uninterrupted, VIFF Immersed, 2020

Expanding the festival experience beyond the cinema screen, VIFF Immersed is dedicated to showcasing the power of XR technology as a dynamic vehicle for storytelling. Transport yourself to other worlds from the comfort of your home as you immerse yourself in exceptional virtual and augmented reality stories from around the globe, available to experience for free across six online platforms as part of the VIFF Immersed Exhibition.

In addition, the VIFF Immersed XR Market provides a platform for XR creators to connect with industry leaders, distributors, investors, producers, and studio executives and accelerate the next wave of immersive storytelling.

Looking back at VIFF Immersed 2021

Immersed Exhibition

The VIFF Immersed Exhibition honours VR and AR storytelling at its finest. Transport yourself to other worlds from the comfort of your home, with cinematic live-action, animation, documentaries, and cutting-edge virtual reality and augmented reality, created by leading artists from around the world.

Held across six online platforms, VIFF Immersed is one of the most widely accessible festival programs for XR. Included in the 2021 Exhibition were the 15 finalists from the International VIFF Immersed Competition, as well as a showcase of content produced in the creative nexus that is British Columbia, home to the second largest XR ecosystem in the world.

View 2021 competition winners

Immersed XR Market

The VIFF Immersed XR Market connects top XR creators and industry leaders with their colleagues from around the globe; the aim is to foster production, financing, and distribution of story-driven immersive content. Hosted at the Museum of Other Realities, the Market features a showcase of live-action, documentary, and animated VR/AR content from the next wave of XR creators. Selected artists are given the opportunity to pitch their projects in front of investors, distributors, producers, and curators, as well as compete for the VIFF Immersed Grant. Supplementing the Market is a series of virtual networking opportunities and inspiring presentations, bringing together members of the XR community to discuss the power of XR technology as a dynamic vehicle for storytelling.

Watch Day 1 Panel Recordings

WATCH DAY 2 PANEL RECORDINGS