VR Film of the Year recognises the very best in VR filmmaking. Celebrating projects that have used VR to create an unforgettable experience that immerses viewers in new worlds.
A VR film typically places emphasis on storytelling, character development, and narrative structure as opposed to gameplay mechanics.
Submissions for this award must make substantive use of VR technology, providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for the viewer. Judges will carefully evaluate a range of factors, including the innovative features, cinematography and production quality, and the originality of the film's narrative.
Conditions for this category
Cannot be location-based.*
Nominations are accepted on behalf of clients or direct.
Released between 04 August 2022 - 03 August 2023
Films must be made available for judging purposes
*Films that incorporate location-based interaction with the physical environment around the user are encouraged to nominate for VR LBE of the Year instead.
Cinematography & Production
Quality of Camerawork & Graphics
Use and Quality of Audio/Music
Narrative and Storytelling
Max Character Limit
1 - 5%
6 - 10%
11 - 15%
16 - 20%
21 - 25%
Scored Submission Questions & Weightings
How do the quality of camerawork and graphics contribute to the overall quality of the film? Please analyze how the visuals of the film contribute to the overall success of the film.
Please describe the use and quality of audio/music in enhancing the user experience of the film. Discuss how the audio contributes to the overall immersion and enjoyment of the film.
How does the film use narrative and storytelling to immerse the viewer? Please analyze how the narrative elements of the film contribute to the overall success of the film.
Describe the innovative features that have been included in the film, and how they contribute to the overall success of the film. Please provide examples of unique features or techniques that set the film apart from others in its category.
What makes the film particularly enjoyable for viewers? Please discuss the elements of the film that make it stand out and provide a positive user experience.
How original is the film compared to others in its category? Please analyze the originality of the film and discuss how this impacts its overall success.
How well does the film address motion comfort for viewers? Please discuss how the film mitigates issues with motion sickness or discomfort.
How accessible is the film to all viewers? Please discuss how the film is designed to be accessible to viewers with different abilities or needs, and consider the impact of accessibility on the overall success of the film.
Additional Submission Questions/Materials (Not Scored)
Project Release Date
Written Judges statement (4,000 char max)
Judges Video (3 mins max)
The judge's video is your opportunity to address the judges directly. We suggest using this as an opportunity to summarise your submission, build a story/picture for our judges, and break down any complex information.
Max 3x document uploads
Max 3x external links
Company logo/key art