Welcome to VR Film Festival
We accept 360-Degree Videos with
~ Immersive storytelling ~
If your 360-Degree Video is selected as a Finalist on February 22, 2024 it will be part of a VR screening at our studio on March 16, 2024 and will also be part of a Live Stream Event on the same day - live streamed via OneStream.live*, a secure password protected pay-per-view live player. You will be able to view the live stream via the latest PC/Mac Desktop Browser or via a VR Headset.
*OneStream.live is an official sponsor of our VR Film Festival, and our exclusive Live Streaming Platform.
By submitting your film, you accept that VR Film Festival may also use the films for its educational, promotional and non-commercial activities. Films archived will never be shown or released by VR Film Festival in full online without the direct consent of its owners. Filmmaker's posters, information or trailers are showcased online via the festival website and via Live Interviews.
After the Event Date we will delete and erase all films from our systems.
Award Winner Prizes:
2) We will pledge via Crowdfunding US$3000 to the Award Winner, towards producing a new awesome film of your choice.
Crowdfunding Platforms to use:
For residents of USA and Canada - please use Seed&Spark (www.seedandspark.com)
For residents of Australia and New Zealand - please use Pozible (www.pozible.com)
For residents of* Europe and Asia - please use Indiegogo (www.indiegogo.com)
* Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
We accept 360-Degree Videos from any country in the:
Category 360° Short Films.
The VR Film Festival is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Films must be 20 minutes or less in duration including credits. There are no restrictions on whether your film has been online or screened by other film festivals.
Best 360° Short Film
FILM ELIGIBILITY **
To be eligible for submission, your film must adhere to the following conditions:
1. Submit your film as 360-Degree Video via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or YouTube
2. Films must be 20 minutes or less in duration including credits
3. English subtitles are required if your film has dialogue or text in a language other than English
6. Must be shot and encoded in minimum 4K
7. By submitting you agree, if selected as a Finalist, to have your film screened at LundinStudio and live streamed via our secure password protected pay-per-view player (OneStream.live) in March 2024.
NOTE: After the screening/live stream we will delete and erase all films from our systems.
** PLEASE CHECK BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR 360-DEGREE VIDEO:
A 360-Degree Video uploaded must be equirectangular
You can upload monoscopic or stereoscopic 360-Degree Video.
For stereoscopic 360-Degree Video, we supports the top/bottom layout
We support upload in 4K (and Live playback in 1080)
For 4K monoscopic 360-Degree Video., we recommend a 2:1 aspect ratio
For 4K stereoscopic 360-Degree Video, we recommend a 4:1 aspect ratio for each of the two equirectangular images stacked on top of each other, so that combined image has a 2:1 aspect ratio
We supports standard mono and 2-channel stereo audio, and we recommend stereo for the best playback experience. All source files containing spatial audio will be converted to 2 channel and will not adjust as the viewer moves.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting, VR Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening via live streaming, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless VR Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
The Selection Committee is composed of various directors, producers and filmmakers alike. This committee is responsible for the selection of the films throughout every submission category. Every film submitted that adheres to the conditions for submission is watched and judged by the committee. Applicants will be informed of the selection of their film by the date posted. Notification will take place through the FilmFreeway website.
The inclusion of award prizes and the value of prizes is subject to change.
FESTIVAL AND FILMS PROMOTION
Right holders grant VR Film Festival, without compensation, the right to reproduce excerpts of the films (excerpts limited to 10% of the duration of the film and in any case shall not exceed 1.5 minutes), stills, posters, synopsis and/or any other texts related to their films for promotional purposes of the Festival, on any support and any media, press and the Internet included. The producers also hereby guarantee that they have the legal authority to grant such rights and have cleared all rights related to the films (including, but not limited, to the music).
Finalists will have their film screened in the Festival's Screening Event in March 2024. This will be a screening at LundinStudio or other venue, as well as a Live Stream Event. The films will have a VR Film Festival watermark for the live stream. Overall winners, in each category, will be announced on the night as judged by a panel of film professionals.
After the screening/live stream we will delete and erase all films from our systems.
The submission of your film certifies that you have the full ownership of the rights granted above on the submitted film according to our regulations; and acknowledges that VR Film Festival is not liable for any claims or expenses asked from any third party regarding any rights matter.
By submitting your film, you accept that VR Film Festival may also use the films for its educational, promotional and non-commercial activities. Films archived will never be shown or released by VR Film Festival in full online without the direct consent of its owners. After the screening/live stream we will delete and erase all films from our systems.
Accidental submission, non-qualifying film, or any other circumstance which is not the fault of VR Film Festival will not be considered for refund. This is why it is extremely important to read the Conditions of Submission above carefully in order to assure you qualify before submitting your film.
CANCELLATION / TRANSFER OF FESTIVAL
The VR Film Festival reserves the right to cancel the event and/or competition, and/or to change the various venues of the event.
If VR Film Festival is postponed or canceled your submission will be considered for the next edition of the Festival.
ACCEPTANCE OF ABOVE CONDITIONS
Submitting a film to the Festival implies the full acceptance of the Terms and Conditions mentioned above.
Festival changed name in 2022 to VR Film Festival - vrfilmfestival.net