virtual reality

Raindance invites you to submit a short Virtual Reality 360 film this year.

To submit use Filmfreeway and upload a youtube link of your film. The other submission formats do not support 360 video at this time. Maximum length of submission is 45 minutes.

To upload a VR film

Create a 360-enabled file with an app

  1. Download 360 Video Metadata for Mac or Windows
  2. Install the app
  3. Select the video file
  4. Select the tick box for "Spherical" and click "Save as".
  5. Name the video
  6. Save the file (a new file will be created automatically in the same location as the original)
  7. Upload the video to Youtube
  8. Wait for the 360-degree effect to process (this may take up to an hour)


For the best results, encode your video at a high resolution and according to YouTube's advanced specifications. YouTube currently supports 360-degree videos with 24, 25, 30, 48, 50 or 60 frames per second. We recommend uploading 16:9 aspect ratio stitched videos in 4K (3840x2160) resolution.