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VIFF Immersed: Call for Submissions

VIFF Immersed: Call for Submissions
01 May 2021 by DigiBC

VIFF is now accepting narrative-driven VR and AR submissions for the International VIFF Immersed Competition

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.




VIFF Immersed 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 stories created to document and explore an aspect of the real world.
  • 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 – Curated BC Showcase
    A showcase of curated VR and AR works emerging from the creative nexus that is British Columbia.

Entries to the VIFF Immersed Competition must be narrative (story-driven) and able to be distributed to consumers through one or more commercially available platforms. Should you have any questions about your project, please email

Click here to read the complete eligibility rules and regulations
Click  here for submission FAQs



Submission Deadlines

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