Welcome to VR Film Festival - an Online 180° / 360°Short Film Festival

We accept 180 / 360 -Degree Videos with storytelling

If your 180 / 360-Degree Video is selected as a Finalist on February 20, 2025 it will be part of a Live Stream Event on March 15, 2025 - 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 and via a VR Headset.

Award Winner Prize:
~ We working on adding more Awards ~

We accept 180 / 360-Degree Videos from any country in the:
Category: Best 180° Short Film
Category: Best 360° Short Film

The VR Film Festival is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older. Films must be 40 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 180° Short Film
Best 360° Short Film

To be eligible for submission, your film must adhere to the following conditions:
1. Submit your film as 180 / 360-Degree Video via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or YouTube
2. Films must be 40 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 (VR Headset) and live streamed via our secure password protected pay-per-view player (OneStream.live) in March 2025.
NOTE: After the screening/live stream we will delete and erase all films from our systems.

Use one of below 180/360 Players. if your video plays in one of them, you are all good.
- VLC (PC/Mac)
- Window Media Player (PC)
- YouTube 360 VR Player (Free account)
- Vimeo 360 Player (Account)

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.com website.

The inclusion of award prizes and the value of prizes is subject to change.

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 2025. This will be a screening 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.
[As per FilmFreeway Refund Policy, all refund requests are handled at the discretion of the festivals. It is up to the festival whether they wish to grant a refund or not. If you have a valid reason for a refund request, please contact the festival directly to inquire about a refund. Please note that non-acceptance to a festival is not a valid reason for a refund.]

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 cancelled, your submission will be considered for the next edition of the VR Film Festival.

Submitting a film to the Festival implies the full acceptance of the Terms and Conditions mentioned above.

Overall Rating
  • Ryan Cauchi

    The team at Coal Coat Film Festival have hosted my work on two separate occasions. Needless to say, the event is a personal favorite of mine. Great communication and hospitality - they're a team that care about the filmmakers. I can not recommend them enough.

    October 2021
  • Laura Bellomo

    We are so grateful to Coal Coast for premiering our short film. It has been a pleasure to be part of this festival. Thank you so much

    March 2021
  • Mehmet Tığlı

    It’s a great honor to be a finalist at this amazing festival. Congratulations to all festival team🙏

    April 2020
  • Joan Bentosela

    Great festival with very good communication.

    September 2019
  • Nick Bolton

    Hey Dennis, Karen and all the team at Coal Coast Film Festival, thank you for all your hard work in promoting the film industry in Thirroul and the Illawarra. Its your commitment that spurs us all on to be better filmmakers. Seeing your film on the big screen with a big audience is a lovely thing. Thank you, Nick and Jess

    March 2019