Get ready for the summer of fulldome films!
THE METAVERSE SUMMER SERIES LINEUP ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 5
Join us at Dome Fest West's Metaverse Summer Series - a two-week event showcasing carefully curated films that will inspire and challenge you. This event takes place virtually at the SAT, on their amazing Mozilla-hubs powered Satellite platform.
Experience the magic of storytelling and creativity coming together in one bustling virtual space. Whether you're an industry professional, teacher, student, or creative, you'll be able to connect with like-minded individuals and discover new ways to bring stories to life.
See more information on the Metaverse Summer Series page for how you can join this unforgettable experience.
Sphere of Light Award
Lands of the Americas
Juror's Choice Award
Best Children's Film
Best Musical Feature Film
Best Narrative Film
Best Artistic Feature Film
Best Artistic Short Film
Lockdown Dreamscape 360°
Best Educational Film
Best Musical Short Film
Best Environmental Film
We Are Guardians
Best Science Film
Worlds of Ice
Best Live Experience
Magical Mystery Dome:
Tribute To The Beatles
Sounds of the Ocean
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mark and Carolyn Petersen
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."
dome fest west
Congratulations to all the winners of the Best of Earth fulldome competition in 2023! Dome Fest West was proud to be a part of this landmark event, showcasing the best fulldome media from around the world. We hope that all of you enjoyed the showcase and that it inspired you to continue creating amazing content for fulldome.
We are also excited to announce that the Best of Earth competition will be returning in 2025. We look forward to seeing even more incredible fulldome productions and celebrating the achievements of the winners.
“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
2022 Festival Judges
Carolyn Collins Petersen
Carolyn Collins Petersen is CEO of Loch Ness Productions and a member of IMERSA's Board of Directors. She has written more than 65 fulldome shows, and is an accomplished science writer with seven books, and several major astronomy exhibitions in the U.S. and China to her name.
Carolyn partnered with composer Mark C. Petersen (of
GEODESIUM fame) to create their production company, which also offers distribution for fulldome titles as well as a streaming service. For IMERSA, she is instrumental in policy decisions and event planning, including this year's Summit in Montreal, as well as a series of virtual Summits held during the height of the pandemic.
Monica Bolles is a digital artist, audio engineer, and composer who brings together a curiosity of emerging technologies, science, and immersive design to create space for the exploration of human experience in an ever evolving and transforming world. She has been creating content for fulldome, immersive theaters, and spatial audio arrays since 2011 when she first gained access to her local planetarium. She is both a technician, an artist, and a commentator in her fields.
Monica is on the IMERSA advisory board, co-founder of The Dome Tour, and co-host of the Immersive Audio Podcast. She has produced and presented works that have been exhibited in the 140-channel speaker array at the Cube at Virginia Tech, the IMERSA Fulldome Summit, and the Conference of World Affairs, among others.
Brianna Amore is a 3D designer and animator who has worked with domes for over almost 20 years. Her first experiences came from running chill stages and organizing electronic music festivals in Western Canada where she discovered the power of the circular format in creating meaningful and engaging musical and healing experiences.
From then on she was hooked and in 2013 she moved to Los Angeles to create fulldome content with some of the top names in the entertainment and music industry. After making a name for herself by being one of the animators on Mesmerica, she went on to direct and animate The Journey which won the Audience Choice Award at DomeFestWest 2021.