Virtual Reality Submissions - Raindance

Raindance Film Festival 2019 Immersive Stories (VR/AR/MR) Awards Submission Guidelines

At Raindance, we aim to champion and award extraordinary immersive experiences, and help new voices to be discovered. This year we invite you to submit your 360/180 films, Virtual, Augmented or Mixed Reality experiences. These can be developed for a number of platforms using various immersive technologies, including:

  • Oculus Rift
  • Oculus Quest
  • HTC Vive, Vive Pro
  • HTC Vive Focus
  • Sony PlayStation VR
  • Oculus Mobile (Gear VR, Oculus Go)
  • Google Daydream
  • Windows Mixed Reality
  • Magic Leap
  • Apple ARKit
  • Google ARCore

We are always on the lookout for new cutting edge experiences that push the boundaries of immersive storytelling.  Each year we evolve our awards categories to reflect the latest advancements in this fledgling medium. Our categories for the Raindance Immersive Stories Awards in 2018 were:

  • Best Interactive Narrative Experience
  • Best Animation Experience
  • Best Cinematic Experience
  • Best Documentary Experience
  • Best Social Impact Experience
  • Best Music Experience
  • Best Multi-Person Experience
  • British Award: Best UK Experience
  • Discovery Award: Best Debut Experience
  • Grand Jury Prize: Best Immersive Story

How to submit

Submissions are now open on FilmFreeway.

Please upload a trailer, and provide a Google Drive or Dropbox link to your 360 film or interactive VR/AR/MR experience. We watch each submission in the appropriate headset.


For questions or enquiries please contact

Mária Rakušanová, Curator of Raindance Immersive Stories and Interactive Worlds