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JANUARY 17, 2022

The 2022 Season is here! Submissions open for Dome Fest West on Monday, January 17 via FilmFreeway. Don't miss a chance to save some money on Early Bird submission fees by submitting early! FilmFreeway.com/DomeFestWest

The 2022 Dome Fest West Film Festival will officially take place on September 29th through October 2nd, 2022, in the Los Angeles area.

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2021 Award Winners

Best Artistic Feature Film
Ayahuasca: Kosmik Journey Dome Experience

Best Artistic Short Film

Best Children's Film
In the land of the flabby schnoock

Best Documentary Film
Tree Huggers

Best Educational Film

Best Environmental Film
Atlas of a Changing Earth

Best Musical Experience

Best Narrative Film
Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Best Science Film
Big Astronomy

Juror's Choice Award
SUPREMATISM. The day before

Audience Choice Award
The Journey

Honorable Mention
Piano Under the Stars

Sphere of Light Award

Claudio Recabarren Madrid - filmmaker

"I felt at home with the love of all fantastic films, incredible talks, great people and what level of important characters, I love Los Angeles and its capacity for invention with futuristic vision saw me knowing more and happy to verify that our film is part of the future."

2021 Teaser

2021 Official Selections


2021 Festival Venue

Orange Coast College Planetarium

2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

All Dome Fest West 2021 events and screenings will be held on the beautiful campus of Orange Coast College in Coast Mesa, CA. The planetarium there opened in 2019 and features a Digistar 6 system by E&S.

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Dome Fest West is very excited to continue its partnership in the #BestOfEarth fulldome competition for 2022.


This landmark event includes leading Fulldome festivals around the world joining together to

co-present the world’s best fulldome media showcase globally highlighting the best content existing today.


What is

dome fest west?

Dome Fest West is an Immersive Dome Film Festival and Conference taking place in Los Angeles on September 29 - October 2, 2022. More details on the programming, conference events, and COVID protocols will be announced soon. Please check back often for the latest information on this landmark Fulldome media event!

“Someday, in the not too distant future you’ll be able to go to a movie and the movie will be all around you. The movie will be over your head, it will be 360 degrees around you.”

– Steven Spielberg, TIME Magazine

2021 Presenting Sponsor


2021 Supporting Sponsors

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Partner Sponsors


Partner Organizations

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2021 Awards Judges

Dina Benadon

Dina Benadon is a passionate believer in people, technology and the future; the culmination of a career rooted in producing groundbreaking immersive entertainment. Dina is Founder and CEO of Super 78, an international award-winning creative studio where she also executive produces projects and inspires the company’s expertise in experiential storytelling. Established in 1998 as a media design and production studio, Super 78 is now a leader in content design/development, attraction creation, and an innovator of storytelling technology tools that include the award-winning, real-time animation system Geppetto and Virtual Reality cutting-edge production tool MushroomVR.

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Gordon Kurowski

Gordon Kurowski is the Chief Video Engineer and an instructor at CalArts. Gordon helped guide CalArts during the last 25 years through the transition from analog to digital to immersive content, working with collaborators across all schools. He has taught college courses in digital photography, multimedia, and video production and co-taught three classes in immersive media in collaboration with Vortex Immersion Media exploring dome exhibition, culminating with end-of-year public exhibitions of student content at the Vortex Dome LA. As a musician and sound artist, Gordon also creates live improvisational soundscapes in solo performance and ensembles with tenor sax, baroque recorders, theremin, electric bass and external processors.

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Eric Hanson

Eric Hanson is CEO of Blueplanet VR, and a faculty member at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. With a background in design, architecture, photography, and feature film visual effects, Eric currently creates volumetric VR content for the Oculus Quest spanning landscape, natural history, and cultural heritage. His VFX work can be seen in “The Day After Tomorrow”, “Cast Away”, “Fantasia 2000”, and “The Fifth Element”, among others. Recent work has led to collaborations with The Dunhaung Foundation, Frontline/ PBS, Björk, Ai Weiwei, and the Onward Project. At USC he leads curriculum in Cinematic VR and Visual Effects, but mostly wishes he could sleep more.

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Jenni Ogden

Jenni is an award-winning creative producer and entrepreneur with three decades of experience in the entertainment industry. Jenni has worked extensively in the music industry, themed entertainment, live theatre, immersive and interactive experiences, volumetric capture, and virtual live concerts. Her work encompasses storytelling and experiences across formats and platforms, and immersive design in all forms, from location-based entertainment to VR, and new and emerging formats and technologies in entertainment.

 Jenni also served as Vice President of the Producers Guild of America, New Media Chair, completing her terms after 6 years on the New Media Council board in August 2021.

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COVID-19 &


The Dome Fest West team is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our region. We have been asked how COVID-19 may impact upcoming events including Dome Fest West screenings and conference events. DFW is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Attendees must agree to the terms below prior to ticket purchases & event entry. Please note these confirmations will apply to all members of your party before they are allowed to enter the event and to any users of the tickets purchased by you.

By purchasing tickets for this event, attendees confirm that at the time of the event they will have received a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of the event, OR be fully vaccinated (14 days past final vaccination shot) against COVID-19. Children under 12 years of age will be required to take a COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before the event, and will provide proof of negative result to prior to entering the venue.

At this time, our upcoming screenings and conference events will take place as planned. However, this may change rapidly and without much prior warning. If the event is canceled, all submission fees and ticket purchases will be refunded within 30 days of the cancelation announcement. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.

If you do choose to attend Dome Fest West, please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy:​

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.”