The XR Alliance is looking for the best writers and creatives to develop the next generation of XR content.

This is the world’s first XR writing competition.

What is XR?

Extended Reality (XR) encompasses Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality - immersive mediums for a new generation of storytelling.


Submit a short XR screenplay, no longer than 10 minutes. Any genre is accepted. You can even update an existing short script into an XR script. Enter by September 30th 2008. IT’S FREE!

Winners will receive a free invitation to our XR Development Lab in Palm Springs, California. Here we will pair you with an incredible industry mentors who will work with you to develop and refine your XR storytelling skills in a collaborative weekend.


Anyone! It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned VR writer or if you’ve never even worn a headset. We are looking for amazing writers to nurture into the next generation of XR storytellers.

Immersive mediums are reinventing storytelling and provoking creators to think differently. In 2016, the animated short, Pearl became the first VR film to be nominated for an academy award. This year, famed director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s VR installation, Carne y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) won a special Academy Award. Immersive storytelling offers a chance for deeper narrative exploration and experience.

We aim to fill the storytelling void that technologists and immersive producers often have.


Now is the time to make a mark in XR. We can break rules and explore the limitless potential immersive mediums offer.

Here are resources on Storytelling for XR.

Here are sample scripts and a Lumiere Award winning VR film. More to come!

Questions? Email