Special Screening of World’s First Virtual Reality Feature Film at Camp Wavelength Festival by FIVARS presented by VRTO and VBAReality

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Special Screening of World’s First Virtual Reality Feature Film at Camp Wavelength Festival by FIVARS presented by VRTO and VBAReality

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[TORONTO, ONTARIO, AUGUST 29th 2015]

The Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories (“FIVARS”)  will be hosting a free preview of curated VR content at the Camp Wavelength music festival on Toronto island, on Saturday August 29th 2015.

This is the first year of Camp Wavelength – a 3 day festival (August 28th-30th) offering overnight camping and performances by Do Make Say Think, Blonde Elvis and Holy F$#! among others.

On the second day, there will be a showcase featuring exclusive 5 minute previews of “MansLaughter” from Cinemersia – the world’s first virtual reality feature film in a special screening event, alongside other curated virtual reality, stereoscopic 3D story experiences from around the world.

The showcase will be presented by Toronto’s Virtual Reality organizers VRTO and VBAReality – the same people who brought you VAR07.15 – the largest Virtual and Augmented Reality showcase in Ontario.

“We chose the name FIVARS carefully” says VRTO founder Keram Malicki-Sanchez. “We wanted to move away from the idea of ‘Film’ Festival because virtual reality is a nascent platform for new modes of storytelling that break from traditional cinematic convention.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to preview our festival at the inaugural Camp Wavelength – which in itself represents a forward-thinking artistic mindset.”

“FIVARS is about building a cultural awareness around this new leading edge technology,” says VBAReality founder Joseph Ellsworth “While at times we may choose to still enjoy a window view through a cinema, or television screen, we now have the potential of entering into the experience and being at the heart of the story.”

Free demos will be available at Camp Wavelength on August 29th, starting when the gates open at 12pm until 6pm. (Admission included with Festival ticket.)

More Information For Editors:

FIVARS Virtual Reality Showcase Preview

Presented by VRTO and VBAReality

Saturday August 29th, 2015 12-6pm

Location: Artscape Gibraltar Point, 433 Lakeshore Avenue, Toronto Island

 

Camp Wavelength is ALL AGES / Licensed

You must be 13+ to use virtual reality technology.

Camp Wavelength

http://www.wavelengthtoronto.com/

Cinemersia

http://www.cinemersia.com/manslaughter/

VBAReality

http://vbareality.com/

VRTO

http://virtualreality.to

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