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  • What is required for entry in the Dome Fest West 2024 Pitch Competition?
    To enter, submit via FilmFreeway.com/DomeFestWest. Your entry must include a 90-second video pitch for an original fulldome film and a 10-15 page pitch deck, including art, writing examples, and a budget.
  • What are the rounds of the competition?
    There are two rounds: Round 1 Submissions and Round 2 Live Finals. Round 1 involves open submissions with a 90-second video and a 15-page pitch deck. In Round 2, ten finalists selected from Round 1 will pitch live at Dome Fest West 2024.
  • How does Round 1 work?
    In Round 1, participants submit their ideas with a 90-second video and a 15-page pitch deck in PDF format. Ten submissions will be chosen as finalists to participate in the live finals.
  • What happens in Round 2, the Live Finals?
    The ten finalists will pitch their ideas live on May 4 at Dome Fest West 2024. Each finalist gets four minutes to present, with the option to project visuals on the Fiske dome screen. There will be up to 5 minutes for the judges to ask follow up questions to the presenters. The panel of judges will select a Grand Prize winner, to be revealed at the end of the program.
  • How can I submit my pitch?
    First, record your 90-second pitch video and upload it to YouTube as an unlisted video. Then, create a 15-page pitch deck in PDF format, named 'First Name Last Name - Pitch Title'. Finally, submit these along with the submission form and fee at FilmFreeway.com/DomeFestWest.
  • Is there a submission deadline?
    Yes, the regular submission deadline is February 2, 2024. For a fee waiver, email before January 7, 2024, and submit your pitch by January 12, 2024.
  • When will finalists be notified?
    Finalists will be notified via email on March 4, 2024.
  • Are finalists travels expenses to get to the festival covered?
    We’re sorry but we are not able to cover travel expenses for our finalists at this time. All attending finalists will be provided 5 complimentary tickets to the Pitch Competition hosted at the Fiske Planetarium on Saturday, May 4th.
  • Who judges the competition?
    The live finale will be judged by a panel of fulldome writers, showrunners, and executives, to be announced closer to the festival.
  • What are the prizes for finalists and the Grand Prize winner?
    All ten finalists will present at Dome Fest West 2024. The Grand Prize winner receives a $5,000 distribution deal with Hubblo, script feedback from two judges, and two All-Access Passes to Dome Fest West 2025.
  • Can I see the full Pitch Competition Terms and Conditions
    Pitch Competition Terms and Conditions These Terms and Conditions (these “Terms”) apply to any individual (hereinafter, “you” or “your”) who wishes to submit an entry to The Pitch Competition (the “Competition”) at Dome Fest West film festival (also known as Dome Fest West 2024) (the “Festival”). You understand that these Terms are a legally binding contract that governs your entry and participation in the Competition. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY, AS THEY MAY IMPACT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN US. SPECIFICALLY, PLEASE REFER TO PARAGRAPH 12 BELOW, WHICH REQUIRES THAT CERTAIN DISPUTES BE SETTLED THROUGH MANDATORY BINDING ARBITRATION WHICH WILL PRECLUDE YOU FROM LEADING OR PARTICIPATING IN A CLASS ACTION. 1. COMPETITION SPONSOR AND WEBSITE: The sponsor of the Competition is Hubblo, with a registered address of 5828 rue Saint-André, Montréal (Québec) H2S2K4, Canada (“Sponsor”). The url for the Competition website is https://www.domefestwest.com/pitch (“Website”). 2. COMPETITION TIMING: The entry submission period for eligible entrants to the Competition begins October 23, 2023 at 09:00:00 a.m. CT and ends on February 2, 2024 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT (“Entry Submission Period”). ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 2, 2024 AT 11:59:59 p.m. CT. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Competition. Unless otherwise indicated, all times in these Terms are expressed in Central Time (CT). 3. ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open only to individuals who at the time of entry are legal residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and who have reached the age of majority in their state at the time of entry . Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate: any person who, at any time on or after October 1, 2013, was or is a director, officer, employee of Sponsor or its parents, subsidiaries, divisions, or affiliated companies, dealers, or service agencies, independent contractors, partners, representatives, web hosting or service or fulfillment providers, including, without limitation, sponsors, including, without limitation, Hubblo, Competition judges (collectively, the “Competition Entities”) and their immediate family (defined as spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children or dependent or spouse of any of the foregoing) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year), or any person who was a previous grand prize winner of the Competition. Persons who are under contract with any person or entities that would prohibit them from submitting an entry, participating in any activity and/or granting the rights set forth herein in connection with their entry and/or entering into an agreement with Sponsor without additional compensation are also not eligible to enter or win. The Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions, and wherever else prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Competition. Winning a prize shall be based on skill and contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. 4. HOW TO ENTER/ENTRY FEE: 1. Entry to the Competition requires payment to Sponsor of an entry fee as follows (as applicable, the “Entry Fee”): 1. During the period between October 23, 2023 at 09:00:00 a.m. CT and February 2, 2023 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT (the “Submission Period”), the Entry Fee shall be FIVE DOLLARS (US$5.00). 2. In addition to the Entry Fee, entry to the Competition requires submission of the following: (i) a successfully completed submission (the “Completed Form”) on FilmFreeway.com to the Pitch Competition category of the 2024 Dome Fest West film festival, (ii) a video, no longer than ninety (90) seconds in length, describing your original pitch for an immersive film project, and (c) a fifteen (15) page project deck as part of the Pitch (the “Project Sample”), in each case, pursuant to and as further described in these Terms and the detailed instructions set forth on the Website. 1. Successful submission by an eligible entrant of the Entry Fee, the Completed Form, the Video Pitch and the Project Sample pursuant to Sponsor’s instructions shall constitute such entrant’s “Entry” to the Competition. The Project Sample must be an original piece of writing by the Entrant. 2. Any form of entry other than that described herein is void. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, or misdirected registrations or entries, which will be disqualified. 3. There will be two rounds (each, a “Round”) of evaluation based on the Judging Criteria for the selection of Finalists and Grand Prize Winner. Selection of the Grand Prize Winner from among the Finalists shall take place during the Festival, which takes place in Boulder, Colorado on May 4, 2024. Each Finalist will make a verbal presentation of his/her/their Pitch, not to exceed four (4) minutes (the “Live Pitch”). 4. Entries may be submitted by individuals or by groups (each, an “Entrant”). A group may have no more than five individual participants. An individual may join more than one group. There is no limit to the number of Entries that a person may submit during the Entry Submission Period, but each Entry must be separate and distinct from any other Entry submitted by that Entrant, and each Entry shall require the payment of an additional Entry Fee (i.e., submitting three Entries during the Regular Submission Period would require a payment of the applicable Entry Fee of US$5.00, for a total payment of US$15.00). If an Entrant submits more than one Entry, only one of Entrant’s Entries can advance to the next round of the Competition. An individual who enters as part of a group may also submit one or more individual Entries. Each Entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the Entry was sent. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. 5. If submitting as part of a group, each group shall appoint one individual (the “Representative”) to represent and act, including submitting the Entry, on behalf of such group. The Representative must meet the eligibility requirements for an individual Entrant and must be authorized to submit on behalf of the group. The Representative represents and warrants that he/she/they is authorized to act on behalf of the group; and that each member of the group agrees to abide by these Terms. In the event of a dispute, the Representative will be deemed to be the authorized account holder of the email address from which the Entry was sent. In the event an Entry submitted by a group is selected as a Finalist or Grand Prize Winner, (i) each individual in the group must be an active participant in the Pitch AND credited as a co-writer/creators of the series, and (ii) each individual (satisfying the winner notification, verification, and documentation conditions set forth in these Terms) shall receive the applicable prize. 5. GUIDELINES FOR ENTRIES: 1. The Project Sample component of the Entry must be an original piece of writing by the Entrant that is fifteen (15) typed pages (not counting the title page), in English, and submitted as a .pdf file via the Website. 2. The Video Pitch component of the Entry must be no longer than ninety (90) seconds, be presented (primarily) in English, and be submitted (via digital upload) pursuant to the instructions provided on the Website. 3. The Entry must include the applicable Entry Fee (i.e., $US5.00 for an Entry submitted during the Submission Period). 4. No component of the Entry may contain material that violates or infringes another person or entity’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, including trademark, copyright infringement, or legal or moral rights of any third party, living or deceased (e.g., names, logos, symbols, slogans, quotes from other people, or parodies of other people). 5. The Entry and Live Pitch must not disparage Sponsor, any Competition Entity, or any other person or party associated with the administration of this Competition. 6. The Entry and Live Pitch must not contain material that Sponsor deems in its sole discretion to be indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous; or that Sponsor deems to promote bigotry, racism, activities that are unsafe, hatred or harm against any group or individual, or discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, (i) to disregard minor deviations from the guidelines in otherwise compliant Entries; and/or (ii) to obscure, remove, blur, or otherwise edit such elements; or to ask the applicable Entrant to obscure, remove, blur, or edit such elements in otherwise compliant Entries, and to consider any such edited Entries as eligible for the Competition. 6. SELECTION OF WINNERS: 1. Judges. For each Round, a panel of 3 – 6 (or more) people selected by Sponsor (“Judges”) will evaluate the eligible Entries for the Round and will select the Entries to advance to the next Round. The Judges will consist of immersive industry writers, distrubutors, executives, and other current and former industry professionals, including those educated in the field of immersive media and live entertainment. 2. Judging Criteria. For each Round, the Judges will assign Entries a score ranging from a low of one (1) point to a high of five (5) points for each of the following skill-based criteria (“Judging Criteria”): 1. Concept Promise: 1. Originality and uniqueness of the immersive film concept. 2. Effectiveness in conveying the story and engaging the audience in the immersive format. 3. Clear connection of the story to the immersive medium and its potential for impact. 2. Technical Vision: 1. Innovative and creative use of immersive techniques, such as 360-degree visuals, spatial audio, interactivity, and special effects. 2. Technical proficiency in creating a seamless and immersive experience. 3. Quality of production values, including visual clarity, sound design, and overall technical polish. 3. Audience Engagement: 1. Potential to captivate and engage the audience throughout the immersive experience. 2. Immersive elements that evoke emotions, provoke thoughts, or create a sense of awe and wonder. 3. Consideration of the target audience and their preferences in the immersive medium. 4. Relevance and Impact: 1. Relevance of the immersive film to current societal, cultural, or environmental issues. 2. Potential for the immersive film to inspire, educate, or raise awareness. 3. Ability to leave a lasting impact on the audience and prompt further exploration of immersive storytelling. 5. Clarity and Conciseness of Pitch 1. Clear and concise presentation of the immersive film concept and its unique features. 2. Effectiveness in conveying the vision and potential of the immersive film within the given time frame. 3. Ability to articulate the immersive experience in a compelling and understandable manner. 6. Project Sample 1. Does the project sample provided enhance the pitch's immersive potential? (i.e., Does it effectively immerse the audience in the story's world, characters, concept, and tone?) 2. Does the project sample provided showcase the entrant's ability to create an immersive experience in the medium being pitched? In the event of a tie for a Finalist or Grand Prize Winner, the potential winner as between any Entrants will be the Entry with the higher score for criteria one – Concept Promise. Thereafter, if a tie still remains among any Entries, the potential winner will be selected based on the highest score for the subsequent criteria until the potential winner is determined – with the subsequent order of tie-breaking criteria to be as follows: criteria two-Technical Vision; then criteria three-Relevance and Impact, criteria four-Audience Engagement, criteria five-Clarity and Conciseness of Script, and then criteria six-Project Sample. 3. Evaluation Rounds 1. Round One. Open Submissions. Selection of Finalists. Each eligible Entry submitted during the Entry Submission Period shall be evaluated by the Judges using the Judging Criteria, and on or about February 22, 2024, the Judges will select a minimum of ten (10) Entries (“Open Submission Selectees”) to advance to the Finals Round of the Competition. To become a Finalist, the Potential Finalist must confirm attendance at the Festival and return other Finalist Documents no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CT on March 29, 2024. Sponsor reserves the right, but is not obligated, to invite a Selectee(s) to replace any Finalist(s) who is/are unable or unwilling to attend the Festival or who does not confirm by the stated deadline. 2. Round Two. Selection of Grand Prize Winner. Selection of the Grand Prize Winner will take place during the Festival on May 4, 2024, in Boulder, Colorado. Finalists will be invited to the Festival to present their Live Pitch in front of the Judges and a live audience. Using the Judging Criteria, the Judges will evaluate the Entries and Live Pitch of the Finalists, and select one (1) Grand Prize Winner. 4. Winner Lists. Each Finalist and Grand Prize Winner may be called a “Winner.” Winners’ names will be listed on the Website as follows: Finalists on or about April 12, 2024; and the Grand-Prize Winner on or about May 5, 2024. 5. Winner Notification, Verification, and Documentation. Sponsor will notify each potential Winner using the contact information included as part of the potential Winner’s Entry. Potential Winners must continue to comply with all provisions of these Terms, and award of a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Sponsor reserves the right to ask each Potential Finalist to present proof of eligibility and satisfy other conditions provided in these Terms to be declared a Finalist or Grand Prize Winner and to be awarded a prize. Potential Finalists must execute and deliver to Sponsor requested documents via e-mail within five (5) calendar days following an attempted notification. Such documents may include: (i) affidavits confirming eligibility and compliance with these Terms, (ii) liability releases, (iii) publicity releases (where permitted), (iv) license in which the Entrant warrants that the Entrant is the owner of the Entry (and all the intellectual property rights in therein), and (v) such other documents and personal information as may be reasonably requested by Sponsor. Failure to execute and deliver any required documents to Sponsor by the specified deadline may result in disqualification from the Competition, forfeit of the prize, and selection of an alternate potential winner. Sponsor is not responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet or wireless phone service that may result in a potential Winner or alternate not receiving a notification. A Potential Winner’s non-receipt of a message from Sponsor for any reason shall not impose any liability on Sponsor. 7. PRIZES: Prizes are non-transferable. No cash equivalent for the prizes will be offered and no other substitution or transfer of prizes shall be permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value, at its sole discretion. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Prizes do not include travel, transportation, accommodations or related costs. All prize details will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and will be final and binding on all Entrants. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery and is not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. Finalists (10): The ten (10) finalists will each receive the following, pursuant to guidelines and instructions to be provided by Sponsor: o Four (4) Pitch Competition tickets in the Finalist’s name to the Festival, two (2) tickets to the Festival Opening Night screening and after-party, and two (2) invitations to the Awards Reception. o Invitation to two (2) pre-festival virtual Happy Hours, including (i) the Art of the Pitch Workshop and (ii) a Q&A session with an immersive film creator. o One (1) general advisory meeting or phone call with members of the Pitch Competition executive team, lasting a minimum of thirty (30) minutes but no longer than sixty (60) minutes. (Total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each Finalist Award Package is US$295.) Grand Prize Winner (1): One (1) grand prize winner of Dome Fest West’s Pitch Competition presented by Hubblo will receive the following, pursuant to guidelines and instructions to be provided by Sponsor: o A minimum guarantee distribution deal of $5,000 USD with Hubblo immersive. o A script read and general meeting with two (2) Dome Fest West judges or panelists who will provide feedback on their project. o Two (2) All-Access Festival Passes to Dome Fest West 2025. (Total ARV of Grand Prize Winner Award Package is US$6,500. Grand Prize Winner will also have received the Finalists Award Packages.) Nothing set forth herein shall be construed to require Sponsor to produce the Festival or any subsequent festival or event at any particular time, or at all. If, for any reason, the Festival does not occur, Sponsor may substitute the Festival component of the prize with a prize or experience of similar quality and/or cash equivalent. Some prizes to be awarded have no cash equivalent. 8. NAME AND LIKENESS RIGHTS: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Competition constitutes each Entrant’s consent to Sponsor’s and its designees’ use of such Entrant’s names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. 9. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: By submitting an Entry, each Entrant represents, warrants and covenants as follows: o Entrant is the exclusive owner and sole author of the Entry (including the Project Sample and Video Pitch) and all components thereof are Entrant’s original creative work (and/or the Entrant has obtained prior written authorization to act on behalf of any co-creators) and the Entrant’s submission thereof does not and will not infringe, misappropriate, or violate the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity. o Acceptance of the Terms and participation in the Competition, including submission of the Entry, will not conflict with or violate any term or condition of any other agreement to which Entrant is a party, including but not limited to any union or guild regulation. o The Pitch is not based on any pre-existing intellectual property and is not substantially similar to a pitch Entrant has previously presented to a network or other industry professional. o There are no threatened, pending, or current claims, actions, or lawsuits in connection with the Entry, and Entrant agrees to notify Sponsor immediately upon Entrant’s notification of any such claims, actions, or lawsuits. o No component of the Entry has been previously published, produced, sold, licensed or optioned by or to anyone, at any time. o No component of the Entry has won previous awards. o Entrant is submitting the Entry voluntarily on a non-confidential basis. o Publication or other use by Sponsor of the Entry via various media including web posting will not infringe on the rights of any third party. o Entrant shall comply with any and all other rules, policies and procedures of Sponsor or Festival. 10. INDEMNITY: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor and the other Competition Entities, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, contractors, representatives, agents, partners, insurers, licensors, licensees, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, suits, actions, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses (including legal fees and court and administrative costs) of any kind whatsoever that you and/or your assignees, heirs, guardians, legal representatives or anyone on your behalf may now or hereafter have arising out of or in connection with (a) the Competition or the Entrant’s participation therein, (b) Entrant’s violation or breach, or alleged violation or breach, of these Terms, including, without limitation, any and all representations, warranties, terms, conditions, covenants, acknowledgments and agreements herein, or (c) the use, in whole or in part, by any Competition Entity of any Entry (or portion thereof) submitted by you in the Competition. 11. USE OF DATA: Sponsor will collect and use entrants’ personal information in accordance with the terms set forth in the Dome Fest West Privacy Policy. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to Sponsor’s collection and use of their personal information and acknowledges that they have read and accepted the Dome Fest West Privacy Policy. 12. CHOICE OF LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION: These Terms shall be deemed to have been entered into and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California as applied to contracts made and to be performed entirely within California, without giving effect to the state’s conflicts of law statute. Any controversy, dispute or claim arising out of or related to these Terms, the Competition or your participation therein, shall be resolved exclusively through final and binding arbitration as described in this section. This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be interpreted broadly. It includes, but is not limited to, all claims and disputes relating to the Competition. YOU AGREE THAT BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND SPONSOR ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION. YOU AND SPONSOR AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. ANY ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS; CLASS ARBITRATIONS AND CLASS ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. The arbitration will be conducted by JAMS in accordance with its then-current Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Rules”) and will be held in Los Angeles, California. The arbitration will be conducted by one neutral arbitrator chosen by the parties. If the parties cannot agree upon an arbitrator, they shall submit to the procedure used by JAMS to choose an arbitrator. The current rules may be found on the Internet at: http://www.jamsadr.com/rules-streamlined-arbitration/. This arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§116. The arbitrator shall apply California law, as described in Section 24 (Applicable Laws), consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. Notwithstanding anything herein or in the JAMS Rules to the contrary, the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against you or Sponsor. The arbitrator’s ruling is binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. In the event this agreement to arbitrate is held unenforceable by a court, then the disputes that would otherwise have been arbitrated shall be exclusively brought in the state or federal courts located in Los Angeles County, California. Each party to any arbitration shall bear its own costs, including attorney’s fees. Failure to appear at any arbitration hearing entitles the arbitrator to proceed ex parte. 13. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: Each Entrant retains ownership of such Entrant’s Entry. Sponsor claims no ownership rights in any Entry other than the non-exclusive licenses and permissions necessary to evaluate and judge the Entries for participation in the Competition as set forth in these Terms. By accepting Entries, Sponsor in no way grants Entrants any additional rights therein or otherwise expands the scope of rights under applicable copyright laws. Entrants are solely responsible for protecting their rights in their Entries, including without limitation, for filing or registering any components of the Entry with the Writers Guild of America and/or the United States Copyright Office. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor and/or any participating independent judges may independently access or develop creative concepts and/or works which resemble the Entry or incorporate similar concepts, themes, formats, plot lines and characters to those in the Entry and that Entrant is not entitled to any compensation and has no rights of any kind in connection therewith. Entrant acknowledges and agrees that: (a) Sponsor, and Competition Entities may have access to and/or may create literary, film, tape and/or other materials, ideas and concepts which may be similar or identical to Entrant’s Entry, ideas, and/or concepts; (b) Entrant will not be entitled to any compensation or other consideration because of the use by Sponsor, Competition Entities or any other Competition participant of such similar or identical material, ideas and/or concepts; and (c) Sponsor’s, Competition Entities’ or other participant’s use of material containing elements similar to or identical with those contained in Entrant’s Entry shall not obligate Sponsor to negotiate with nor entitle Entrant to any compensation or other claim. 14. DISQUALIFICATION: Any person may be disqualified from the Competition (including, but not limited to, terminating the person’s participation in the Live Pitch, cancelling the Grand Prize Winner’s meetings, and terminating other applicable experiences early, in whole or in part) if Sponsor in its sole discretion determines that person has done any of the following: failed to satisfy the requirements for eligibility; provided Sponsor with untruthful, inaccurate, or misleading information; used robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like methods to enter the Competition; violated any provision of these Terms or any other rules, policies and procedures of Sponsor; abused, tampered, or interfered in any manner with the Competition or the Website; acted in an unreasonable, non-sportsmanlike way; acted in any manner to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass Sponsor or any other person; given or agreed to give anything of value to any person associated in any manner with Sponsor or its agents to advance in the Competition or win any prize; or accepted or agreed to accept anything of value from any person to promote any product, service, or venture during the course of the Competition. 15. RIGHT TO CANCEL OR MODIFY: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify these Terms or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition for any reason or for no reason in its sole discretion. Possible reasons include but are not limited to ineligibility of Entrants, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Competition. If Sponsor decides to reconvene the Competition after a suspension, the determination of Winner(s) will be made from among all eligible, valid, non-suspect Entrants, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. In the event that any legal or regulatory authority challenges the Competition, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Competition, or to disqualify Entrants residing in the affected geographic areas, and in such event, Sponsor shall have no liability to any Entrants who are disqualified due to such an action other than refund of the Entry Fee. 16. RELEASE; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY; AND INDEMNIFICATION: By participating in the Competition and submitting an Entry, each Entrant (a) agrees to be bound by these Terms and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to the Competition; (b) waives any and all claims against Sponsor, and all other Competition Entries for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from (i) participation in the Competition; (ii) printing errors or any errors made in the advertisement of the Competition; (iii) lost, late, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, damaged, destroyed or mutilated Entries or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operations or transmissions, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials or failures in transmission of Entries; (iv) errors in the administration of the Competition or the processing of Entries; or (v) any electronic traffic congestion, or any lost, interrupted, or unavailable connections with server, network, Internet service provider, or telephone; and (c) indemnifies and holds harmless the Sponsor and Competition Entities from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against Sponsor or other Competition Entities due to or arising out of Entrant’s Entry, or Entrant’s conduct in creating a Entry or otherwise in connection with this Competition, including but not limited to: claims for trademark infringement; copyright infringement; violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy; or defamation, threatened or actual injury, loss, or damage to any person, including death and disability; and damage to or loss of property, arising out of such Entrant’s participation in the Competition or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Entrants further agree that in any cause of action, Sponsor and the Competition Entities aggregate liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Competition, and in no event shall the Competition Entities be liable for attorneys’ fees. Entrants waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  • Is there a map of the festival venues?
    In order to ensure that you can navigate the festival grounds with ease and make the most of your experience, we will be providing a comprehensive festival map. This will be made available a few weeks prior to the festival. The map will clearly outline the venues, vendor exhibits, parking locations, food and drink areas, and other important locations within the area around the Fiske. This way, you'll be able to plan your day effectively, knowing exactly where you need to go to catch your favorite films, grab a bite to eat, or simply take a break and relax.
  • Are the venues wheelchair accessible?
    Indeed, we have ensured that all of our festival venues, including the distinguished Fiske Planetarium, are fully wheelchair accessible. We believe in creating an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, can partake in the event with ease and comfort. We have put significant effort into providing appropriate facilities to maximize the enjoyment of all our attendees.
  • What are the food and drink options at the festival?
    At the festival, we are delighted to be right across the street from the Center for Community Dining. There, they offer a variety of both food and drink options to cater to everyone's taste. This includes a range of concessions and on-site dining options for those who prefer to sit down, relax, and enjoy a meal. All-Access Pass holders will given vouchers they can use to redeem for meals at the Center for Community Dining.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks?
    Bringing outside food and beverages into the festival venues is not permitted. The only exceptions are sealed or refillable personal water bottles brought by attendees.
  • Is there a dress code for the festival?
    It is highly recommended that you dress in comfortable attire that is suitable for the prevailing weather conditions. Please be aware that all scheduled events will be taking place indoors. However, it's important to note that the weather in Boulder during the month of May can be quite unpredictable and could potentially include snowfall. Therefore, to ensure your utmost comfort and safety, we strongly advise that you check the weather forecast before leaving your accommodation. Doing so will enable you to dress appropriately for the weather and avoid any potential discomfort or inconvenience.
  • Is there parking at the Venue?
    Yes! Parking is available in near the Fiske Planetarium.
  • What is the animal policy on screenings?
    Dogs are not permitted into any festival venues. Only service animals with verifiable certificates will be granted entry.
  • Will there be workshops or panels during the festival?
    Indeed, Dome Fest West is not just an ordinary festival. It goes beyond by providing an educational experience through its program. Before Dome Fest West officially kicks off, the VJ University is hosting a 2-day workshop. This includes hands-on instruction where participants can get involved and learn directly from some of the best fulldome VJ’s in the world. Details are available at https://vjuniversity.com.br/. In addition to these interactive sessions, the festival also features industry panels. These panels are composed of experts and professionals in the field who share their insights, experiences, and best practices. All of these are part of the comprehensive festival program designed to provide a rich and engaging experience for all attendees. We encourage interested parties to regularly check the festival's official website as it remains the most reliable source of updated information. They will be providing updates closer to the festival date, ensuring that attendees are well-informed and can plan accordingly.
  • What are the COVID-19 protocols for the festival?
    In accordance with CO State Department of Health guidelines, proof of vaccine is not required for venue entry. Masks are strongly encouraged for all attendees. Exceptions noted below. Dome Fest West is following all lawfully required COVID-19 health and safety protocols including CO State Department of Health guidelines and will continue to update and revise our protocols to reflect the most current safety standards - so make sure to reference this page closer to your event.
  • Are pets allowed at the festival?
    Please be advised that animals, including pets, are strictly prohibited from entering the premises of the Fiske Planetarium. This rule has been put into place to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors.
  • Who can I contact in case of an emergency?
    In case of an emergency, attendees should immediately contact venue staff, security personnel, or local authorities. Ensure you have access to emergency contact numbers and know the location of emergency exits.
  • What accessibility features are available at the festival?
    Our venue provides multiple ADA accessible seating options, including companion seating. The venue is designed to accommodate those with limited mobility, with no stairs present either outside or within the lobby and planetarium areas. As always, our staff are on hand to assist you in any way possible - please let us know how we can best serve your needs.
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