How An Indie Festival Is Fostering A New Kind of International Cinema In The Pandemic

The festival has created a powerful online venue for social, immersive media.

Full disclosure: the FIVARS festival is organized by the author.

In a time when attention deficit runs high and news and marketing bombard us from all sides, immersive stories have a singular ability to envelop the viewer and transmit context and culture that is so often missed. I firmly believe in nurturing the evolution of this medium, which has an enormous transformative power and…