Vancouver VR Film Festival 2018 – Press Release
YVRFF RETURNS TO VANCOUVER FOR ITS SECOND ANNUAL FESTIVAL
Western Canada’s only Virtual Reality Film Festival is back and bigger than ever.
For Immediate Release
January 3, 2018
Vancouver — YVRFF is toasting to a New Year and itʼs second annual festival. Established in 2017 the festival is one of the ﬁrst of its kind welcoming audiences in to experience the magic of VR Film. This year from May 18-20 at CBC Studio 700 in Vancouver, the 2 day event will have a rich offering of public screenings, VR activations, and special guests from the industry. The Festival will kick off with an exciting opening night Gala that will celebrate VR ﬁlms advances and success within the global spotlight.
Submissions opened November 15th and have already received an overwhelming response from VR ﬁlmmakers from around the world. Last year the Festival received over 100 entries worldwide and festival programming expects to surpass that as the it continues to expand. The submission deadline for YVRFF 2018 will be March 31, 2018 and the ﬁlms selected to be screened will be announced April, 13 2018. Filmmakers can submit their entries via filmfreeway.com.
Jessica Glass, Festival Director says the number of exciting new talent alongside industry pioneers is a testament to the robust world of the VR ﬁlm industry. “Last year we were thrilled to have a line up including ﬁrst time ﬁlmmakers as well as directors who initially paved the way in VR cinema. This year is deﬁnitely going to be much bigger and even better.”
YVRFF is the premier VR film festival in Western Canada, cultivating a strong community of VR filmmakers and enthusiasts from across the globe. YVRFF aims to make VR accessible to anyone with an interest or passion in virtual reality. All within a world class festival setting in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
For more information on YVRFF contact Andy Chu, Creative Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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