VIFF Immersed Competition. Deadline: 11 June

International VIFF Immersed
A celebration of XR storytelling

The Vancouver International Film Festival is inviting immersive storytellers from around the world to submit their narrative-driven VR and AR content to the International VIFF Immersed Competition.
The VIFF Immersed Competition rewards creative achievements in commercially distributable VR and AR storytelling from live-action, documentary and animation. Competition finalists will be showcased at the VIFF Immersed Exhibition – a celebration of the best in immersive storytelling from Canada and around the world, taking place across several online XR platforms during VIFF 2021, September 30 – October 10.
In 2020, the VIFF Immersed Exhibition was hosted on six channels — making it the most widely accessible festival platform for story-driven XR content. 31 works were featured across the Immersed Exhibition and Volumetric Market, including three world premieres, seven North American premieres, and two Canadian premieres in the exhibition. Revisit the VIFF Immersed 2020 Exhibition, here.

Submission Categories

Virtual Reality – Cinematic Live Action
Narrative-led VR experiences created from the live-action capture of human participants using camera or volumetric methods that exemplify works of narrative fiction.
Virtual Reality – Animation
Narrative-led VR animation experiences created using original crafted artwork to embody the characters, setting and objects of its story.
Virtual Reality – Documentary
Immersive VR experiences that document and explore an aspect of real-world stories.
Augmented Reality – Live Action / Animation / Documentary
This category is designed to showcase narrative AR experiences. Content may be interactive and include fiction, documentary or animation.
Virtual & Augmented Reality – BC Showcase
A curated showcase of VR and AR works emerging from the creative nexus that is British Columbia.


Submission Deadlines
• Early Deadline: April 23, 2021
• Regular Deadline: May 28, 2021
• Late Deadline: June 11, 2021

For more information around submission fees and eligibility, visit our VIFF Immersed Submissions FAQ page.

Submissions and official selections may also qualify for the VIFF Immersed Market, a private industry market that brings together leading immersive storytellers to pitch projects to a wide range of industry distributors, buyers, investors, agencies and more.

Source of information: WIFF