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DOME FEST WEST RETURNS APRIL 2024
Dome Fest West's next in-person Fulldome Film Festival will take place in April 2024 in Los Angeles! Our full in-person fulldome immersive festival is a one-of-a-kind event and we have decided to move it from October 2023 in order to prevent crowd competition during the already busy fall calendar. The specific dates for the 2024 in-person event will be released in June 2023.
The Spring season in Southern California will be the perfect backdrop for this fantastic celebration of fulldome art and fulldome culture, as well as a chance to get a tan! Get ready for another year of Dome Fest West because it's definitely going to be even bigger and better than ever before!
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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."
2022 Festival Venue
Orange Coast College Planetarium
2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
All Dome Fest West 2022 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.
Every film selected to be a part of Dome Fest West's 2022 lineup is automatically entered into the running for a Best of Earth award presented on March 25th, 2023.
“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
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Dome Fest West is an Immersive Dome Film Festival and Conference taking place in Los Angeles on October 6-9, 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!
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.