VR Pitch Night: Submit Your Project

Impress key decision-makers in the world of VR, AR, and immersive filmmaking, and take your project to the next level with our third annual VR Pitch Night!

Hold onto your headsets: we’re excited to host our THIRD annual VR Pitch Night on Thursday, March 22!

Have a virtual reality, augmented reality, and/or immersive project that you think everyone should know about? Then read all about the contest and apply below to the VR Pitch Contest.

DEADLINE: We are no longer accepting submissions.


Five cutting-edge VR-AR-immersive projects will be selected by the Media Center to pitch their concepts to a live theater audience. Selected projects will have 10 minutes on stage to present a five minute-long prepared pitch for panel of industry jury and our live audience, followed by five minutes of Q&A from our jury/audience.

PRESS (2017):

Keeping Virtual Reality Weird: 2nd Annual VR Pitchfest with KitSplit + StoryCode + IFP Media Center

Jury Prize:

  • Free 3-month Incubator-level membership to Media Center ($1,350 value)
  • $500 giftcard for Media Center events and classes
  • More to be announced!

Audience Choice Award:

  • $150 giftcard for Media Center events and classes
  • More to be announced!

Our amazing industry jury includes:

  • Fred Volhuer: Co-Founder, Ground Control @ Atlas V / Spheres and Battlescar (Sundance ’18)
  • John Fitzgerald: Co-Founder, Sensorium / Zikr: A Sufi Revival (Sundance ’18)
  • Matthew Niederhauser: Co-Founder, Sensorium / Zikr: A Sufi Revival (Sundance ’18)
  • More to be announced!

Projects will be selected to pitch, and evaluated for prizes, based on:

  • Engaging narrative/story structure
  • Clear and thoughtful integration of form to the content, i.e. “Why does this need to be in VR?”
  • Forward-thinking use of visual, audio, and/or interactive components in the piece
  • Feasibility of project completion

We welcome VR-AR-immersive projects of all kinds, from documentary-based work to fictional stories to purely sensory experiences: no restrictions on specific content, so long as it’s engaging, firmly rooted in the medium of choice, and possessing a clear purpose or story arc.

NOTE: We will accept virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive projects alike!

Ideally, projects should be currently in production or close to complete, but not yet finished. Submissions must send supporting materials to help selection committee (and, if selected, our jury and audience) visualize your projects. We can accept trailers, concept artwork, pitch decks, visual treatments, and even demos if accessible online.

Any questions about submission materials may be directed to Bill Curran, Programming Producer, at

While both our selection committee and our jury will keep an eye out for noteworthy, clean production values, submissions need not be completely polished at this stage. Ultimately, content, purpose, and feasibility of completion are the top criteria.

If selected, projects will be asked to prepare a short, visual pitch deck for the Pitch Night. Pitch decks may include audio samples and video clips/trailer. All pitches must be five minutes in length.