FullDome Festival in Jena 22-24 May 2014
The Jena FullDome-Festival wants to encourage people from planetariums, fulldome theatres, universities, museums, creative artists, digital dancers, pioneers, vendors and visionaries to explore and embrace fulldome as an immersive art form, educational tool and mind altering experience for all the senses.
The grand opening of the 8th FullDome Festival on May 21st will feature a special theatrical performance (“Kometentanz”) in the dome of the Jena Planetarium. From May 22 to 24, full-length feature shows, short films and clips will be presented and assessed. Friday night, May 23 will feature creative productions by students from Germany and abroad. The festival brochure, to be published shortly before the Festival, will detail the whole program with shows, short films, student works and workshops.
Shown at right: Festival organizer Micky Remann.
IMERSA supports the Jena FullDome Festival, and IMERSA founding Board member Dan Neafus, manager of the Gates Planetarium in Denver, will attend.
Visitors to the festival will watch and assess international fulldome shows, meet professional, student and independent producers and participate in hands-on workshops, making-of sessions, presentations and expert talks. The Festival is dedicated to sounding out the potential of the fulldome medium, trying out new ideas, approaches and technical tools. The meeting of kindred spirits, getting to know inspiring ideas and finding support for collaborative projects across various disciplines have been noted as characteristic features of the Jena FullDome-Festival.
The best Festival contributions will be judged by an international panel and awarded by criteria of content and treatment, technical implementation, artistic design, creativity, originality, narrative quality, entertainment value, and general contribution to the advancement of the fulldome medium. At the Festival Gala on May 24, 2014, the FullDome Festival will present »Janus Awards«, Honorable Mentions, and Student Finalists. The Audience Award will be determined by ballot exclusively by the audience present at the FullDome Festival Gala.
The annual FullDome-Festival at the Zeiss-Planetarium Jena is a key event for professionals and activists in the emerging field of 360-degree immersive multimedia productions. The purpose of the Festival is to showcase recent fulldome productions and to provide an open platform to promote the art, the business and the future of fulldome. v Now in its eighth year of existence, the festival has attracted thousands of visitors and gained international reputation. No other festival in the world has raised more prize money as a material reward for fulldome artists. The festival’s own “Janus Fulldome-Awards” have become sought after prizes that acknowledge excellence and creativity in fulldome productions.