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Be part of the future of immersive storytelling and fulldome cinema

Dome Fest West 2025 Call for Submissions Now Open

Submit your groundbreaking films today and join us in Boulder, Colorado, from May 1-4, 2025. Showcase your work to a global audience at the only film festival dedicated to cutting-edge technology and innovative visual storytelling.

We are thrilled to announce that the Dome Fest West 2025 Film Festival is officially open for submissions! This prestigious event is dedicated to the world of immersive storytelling, cutting-edge technology, and groundbreaking fulldome films. As the only film festival in the US focused on these innovative forms of visual storytelling, Dome Fest West provides a unique platform for filmmakers and creators to showcase their extraordinary work on a global stage.

Dome Fest West is not just another film festival; it is a celebration of innovation and creativity. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an emerging talent, this festival is your opportunity to have your work recognized and celebrated by a diverse and enthusiastic audience. Fulldome filmmakers, narrative immersive experience creators, and planetarium film creators are all encouraged to submit their films and be part of a community that pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling.

Submissions are now open via FilmFreeway. The Earlybird Deadline is October 4, 2024, and the final submission deadline is January 17, 2025. Don't miss the opportunity to have your work featured at Dome Fest West 2025.​​

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Sphere of Light Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dan Neafus

Juror's Choice Award
Antarctic Uruguay

Best Children's Film
Little Major Tom

Best Musical Feature Film
Sounds of the Ocean

Best Narrative Film
The Earth Above

Best Artistic Feature Film
One Sky

Best Artistic Short Film

Best Educational Film
Spark the Universe In Us

Best Musical Short Film
Visual Eyes Presents ‘Alone’

Best Environmental Film
4993 Feet Under

Best Science Film
Black Holes: Unknown Horizons

Best Live Experience
Cloud Bodies


Best Interactive Experience
Smart Swarm

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Audience Choice
Recoding Entropia




Get ready for an unforgettable experience at Dome Fest West 2025! Mark your calendars for next year's festival, which promises to be bigger, bolder, and more immersive than ever before. As we countdown to this extraordinary event, we're thrilled to give you a sneak peek into what's in store.

Over the coming months, we'll be revealing more details about our program, special guests, and interactive installations. Whether you're a returning visitor or a first-time attendee, Dome Fest West 2025 will offer a wealth of opportunities to learn, connect, and be inspired.

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."



University of Colorado Boulder

2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309

We are thrilled to announce that the 2025 Dome Fest West film festival will return to the historic Fiske Planetarium in Boulder. This venue is not just a place, it's a testament to the rich tapestry of educational and cinematic history, seamlessly blending the concrete with the abstract. The planetarium, renowned for its state-of-the-art 8K digital projection, offers an immersive viewing experience like no other.


As we step into this next chapter of the festival, we remain committed to fostering a space where filmmakers can showcase their work in an environment that amplifies their creativity and vision. The Fiske Planetarium, with its advanced technology, aligns perfectly with this commitment, pushing the boundaries of the cinematic experience. We look forward to welcoming you to this iconic venue for a celebration of film that promises to be unforgettable.


What is

dome fest west?

Dome Fest West is a unique film festival and nonprofit organization, dedicated to the innovative field of immersive media and fulldome films. It stands as the only such festival in the U.S., creating an exclusive platform for filmmakers, planetarium directors, and immersive media vendors to come together, network, and showcase their work.

Dome Fest West is also a founding member of the Best of Earth fulldome competition, a global event that highlights the best in fulldome media.

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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

2024 Festival Sponsors

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