Experience VR

BBFF is renowned for cutting edge curation and in our 10th year we’re adding Immersive Content to our expansive program – to experience the evolution of the film and technology relationship and to explore the new frontiers of story-telling and artistic expression.

We are bringing together a collection of some of the world’s best Virtual Reality experiences to take attendees to other dimensions.


Traditionally Filmmaking has been at the cutting edge of innovation and exhibition whilst being a true collective endeavour, encapsulating a variety of creative skills. 2016 marks a groundbreaking year for the Byron Bay International Film Festival being its 10th anniversary and BBFF seeks to activate discussion, investigation, incorporation and celebration of a fast emerging new form of storytelling – Virtual and Augmented Reality.


In 2016 BBFF will once again introduce fresh ideas and concepts. Alongside our established program of cuttingedge film content we will be launching Co_Lab_Create, a weekend of events specifically aimed at the VFX, Film, Gaming and the fast emerging Virtual/Augmented Reality Industries.

VR Awards

We have created two new awards;

  • BBFF Best Achievement in a Virtual Reality 360 degree Experience (Interactive)
  • BBFF Best Achievement in a Virtual Reality 360 degree Experience (Linear)

As content and adoption grow we would like to continue to add other specialised awards in this field.

Trailblazing immersive experiences are being identified and invited to sit within our Official Selection and, as with our film program, Co_Lab_Curate submissions will be welcome from Creators and Developers looking to have their work in competition.