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Embark on an Immersive Journey

Dome Fest West Launches 'Fulldome Forums'

We are thrilled to announce the launch of 'Fulldome Forums', an ongoing Zoom Discussion and Presentation Series, brought to you by Dome Fest West.

These monthly discussions will deep-dive into the world of planetariums and the fulldome arts, bringing together planetarium professionals, fulldome content creators, and immersive technology enthusiasts. The inaugural event of this series is scheduled for July 11, promising an enlightening exploration of the past, present, and forecasted future trends of planetariums.

The 'Fulldome Forums' aim to bridge the gap between traditional and modern immersive arts, introduce new technologies, create a professional community, offer educational sessions, promote the Dome Fest West festival, and build a supportive community. It is an opportunity not just to learn and engage with the fulldome community, but also to be part of the conversation shaping the future of the fulldome arts world.

We extend an invitation to all who are interested in being part of this innovative community. The first session will delve into the history of planetariums, providing unique insights that are essential for anyone interested in the digital age of immersive arts.

Mark your calendars and join us on this immersive journey through the history, present, and future of planetariums!

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Sphere of Light Award
Lullaby

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
Eros

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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Recombination


Audience Choice
Recoding Entropia

2024 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

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2025 PROGRAM

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."

2025 FESTIVAL VENUE

FISKE PLANETARIUM

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.

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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.

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“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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Partner Organizations

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