Australia's premier XR Awards for the AI, virtual, augmented & mixed reality industry.

Real World VR has been running high-quality XR & virtual reality film events since 2016 including, Transitions Film Festival VR & Melbourne International Film Festival VR Talks.

The Real World XR Awards acknowledges the talent and celebrates outstanding achievements in X Reality- virtual, augmented and mixed reality.

The XR Awards brings together a night of highlights & celebrates excellence of the most influential names in immersive technology.

There is one winner and three finalists per award category.


International VR Film of the Year
Australian VR Film of The Year
Best Augmented Reality Experience
Best use of Sound in XR
VR/AR Game of the Year
XR Advertising & Marketing of the Year
XR Education and Training of the Year
XR Social & Environmental Impact Award
XR Arts Award
Location-based VR Experience
Most Innovative Hardware or Software platform of the Year
Best use of XR- VR/AR/MR in Healthcare
Most innovative use of Virtual Humans

Call for entries opens on the 2nd of July 2020.
Award entries close at midnight on the 22nd of August 2020.
Winners selected by judges- deadline 1st September 2020.
Finalists notified on the 3rd of September 2020.
Awards ceremony- winners announced live on 24th September 2020.

Each award category will be judged by a panel of two to three expert judges.

The 2020 Real World XR awards will be delivered online, you can join from anywhere.
The 2021 awards will be held at a venue live from the red carpet.

Supported by the City of Melbourne

The winner of each category will receive a trophy, certificate, mention on the website & Podcast interview. Winners & finalists will ideally be available on the Awards Ceremony on the 24th of September in the venue or for a Livestream.

How are the winners selected?
We generate a shortlist for our highly experienced judging panel that consists of some of the most experienced experts in the X Reality industry.

What date range does my work need to have been made/produced?:
To qualify for the first awards, your work must have been broadcast/published/screened within the last 36 months from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020.

Can I be invited to apply?
Yes, your submission will be treated the same as all entrants.

Who will judge the awards?
The judging panel is published online and consists of experts in XR from Australia and internationally. Judges are not permitted to apply for award categories they judge.

Is there a fee to enter?
There is a $15 entry fee per category or $10 for Gold FF members or students (Student ID card required). You may enter as many categories as you like. Nomination fees are non refundable. Entry fees go towards administering the awards.

Are the awards publicised?