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DFW22 WAS GREAT!

THANK YOU FOR COMING!

Thank you, fulldome friends, for making the trek out to Dome Fest West! It was great to see so many friendly faces under one (big) roof. We laughed, we learned, we shared dome experiences and fulldome Community love. And we did it all while staring up at some of the most amazing fulldome content available anywhere.

 

Safe travels home, and we'll see you next year! Thanks again for being part of this amazing fulldome community.

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Sphere of Light Award
Lands of the Americas

Juror's Choice Award
-22.7°C

Best Children's Film
3-2-1 Liftoff!

Best Musical Feature Film
Bébé Symphonique

Best Narrative Film
Grandmas house

Best Artistic Feature Film
Last Whispers

Best Artistic Short Film
Lockdown Dreamscape 360°

Best Educational Film
Star Dreaming

Best Musical Short Film
Syntropie

Best Environmental Film
We Are Guardians

Best Science Film
Worlds of Ice

Best Live Experience
Magical Mystery Dome:

Tribute To The Beatles

Honorable Mention
Sounds of the Ocean

Audience Choice
Aeon

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."
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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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#bestofearth

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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What is

dome fest west?

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!

Supporting Sponsors

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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.

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Monica Bolles

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.

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Brianna Amore

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.

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COVID-19 &
DOME FEST WEST 2022

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.”