The CyberiaVR Film Festival is the first conventionally-styled filmfest to be held in a Virtual Reality environment. Powered by AltSpaceVR, CyberiaVR seeks to explore a new frontier in cinema appreciation, reaching across the globe to bring together an audience as diverse as its content.

To date, online festivals presenting conventional 2D films have utilized an unstructured, video-on-demand format, isolating the audience members from one another, except for the ability to leave text comments about the films. Other festivals, featuring Virtual and Augmented Reality content, have adopted the “Tech Conference” model, holding their events in convention centers; this offers ample opportunity to socialize--but only for those able to attend in person. Conceived by the team behind Another Hole in the Head (a.k.a. “HoleHead”)--a genre film festival celebrating 14 years of success in San Francisco--CyberiaVR will gather its audience from around the world to a virtual screening room on the AltspaceVR platform.

"The inaugural Cyberia Film Festival will be unlike anything else that’s come before it. It’s a traditional film festival with screenings and Q&A’s, but it’s hosted on a virtual reality social network called AltSpace. Think Playstation Home, or the Internet in Futurama. Members of AltSpace can log into this virtual world and attend Cyberia at a virtual movie theater, where they can view the films and their trailers on a virtual IMAX-sized screen.

You won’t need a VR headset to use AltSpace and be a part of it, but it will certainly make the experience way cooler. There’s never been anything like this in the film world." Dave Conte, Filmmaker

Best Overall Film

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  • Randy Wilson

    I really enjoyed the CyberiaVR Film Festival on AltspaceVR. The virtual film festival was attended by several hundred virtual participants who viewed the films with enthusiasm and asked insightful questions afterward.

    "Another Hole in the Head" are a great bunch of people who have put on film festivals in the San Francisco area for 14 years now. They are seasoned pros who handled the challenges of this very new type of film festival with calm aplomb. They also kept me informed leading up to the festival. Well worth it.

    May 2017

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your notice that my film is OFFICIAL SELESTION for the competiotion – I am very glad about it. Wish you a lot of success. Thank you Festival Team.

    Best regards

    Maribor, Slovenia, EU

    May 2017