2023 Jena Fulldome Festival Winners

The 17th edition of the Jena FullDome Festival has just ended, here is the list of the 2023 festival winners!

2023 Festival Winners

Best Fulldome Short Film: "Undetermined Outcome", Rocco Helmchem & Johannes Kraas.
Jury statement: “Sci-Art at its best. The creators used excellent imagery and visual art with music to represent poetic concepts of quantum physics all displayed using exception use of the dome format.”

Best Fulldome Feature Film: "Hazelnut - In search of the perfect planet", Stéphane Bertrand, Damien Maugin, 3D Emotion / Mediastro Promotion.
Jury statement: “This charming and whimsical animated film tells the story of two curious and adventurous squirrels learning about life and astronomy while having fun as they search for hazelnuts on the perfect planet. We found the film beautifully illustrated and highly engaging for children of all ages.”

Best Fulldome Art and Experiment Film:"Little Warrior", Tanivu Nota, Maximiliane Nirschl, David Maier.
Jury statement: “Myth and legend of the Cou people is brought to life in this beautifully animated story which preserves their culture and shares their joy, spirit and traditions through the power of the dome.”

Best Fulldome New Talent Film: "Phantom Eye", Carlos Hurtado Múnera.
Jury statement: “This well-crafted, unique black and white fulldome film transports the audience to the front lines of a historical conflict that took place in Columbia. Using actual footage and stylized imagery along with a well-designed soundtrack, this film creates a powerful impact that effectively replicates the eye trauma and suffering of the victims of this violence.”

Best Science and Education Film: "One Sky", Sebastien Gauthier, Sebastien Gauthier 360 Productions.
Jury statement: “Told through episodic storytelling, this film recognizes the diversity of international cultures and communities and their unified common mission of exploring the stars under one sky.”

Best Fulldome Innovation & Creativity Film: "Future Ruhr", Sofia Mellino, Future Campus Ruhr NGO.
Jury statement: “Using unique effects incorporated into real footage, this film utilizes the medium of the dome format to create a surreal, yet powerful representation of the stark reality of contemporary industrial landscape.”

Special Jury Selection Fulldome Film: "Sounds of the Ocean", Joshua Sam Miller, Elise Lein, Embodied Sounds.
Jury statement: “With current concerns over the ecological health of the oceans, this fulldome film moves our hearts by bringing the beauty and majesty of the ocean and its inhabitants leaving you with a sense of wellness and hope.”

Fulldome Audio Award: "Future Ruhr", Sofia Mellino, Future Campus Ruhr NGO.

Honorable Mentions – Full Feature:

  • Moonbase - The Next Step
  • Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Der Traumzauberbaum
  • Armstrong


  • I Don't Understand
  • Broken
  • Space in fractal way
  • Dancing with Dead Animals Wannabe Spider
  • One Love by Antiboy

New Talent

  • "Asfixia", Briam Rolon
  • Opir*with ShuShu, Xenia Günther

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