May 4th, 2017
CEO and President of LNG Studios, Leon Ng was the Executive producer for YVRFF. Inspired by Amsterdam's pop up VR Cinema, YVRFF wanted to bring the accesibility of the movies and the innovative technology of VR to Vancouver. The inaugural 2 day festival was a great success. Hosted at the iconic CBC studio 700 April 28-29 YVRFF was a sold out affair! The Opening Gala featured Vancouver's brightest in the VR Industry, with a retro-futurism theme inviting enthusiasts, influencers and supporters on board for a VR adventure. Followed by a full day of screenings, over 17 activations on site and one sync'd VR experience included. Hosted by Juno Award Winning Artist Prevail from Swollen members, YVRFF had something for everyone. For more information check out their website here.