Visit the 9th FullDome Festival!

Each year around thousand people visit the FullDome Festival hosted by the Zeiss Planetarium in Jena, Germany. The Jena FullDome Festival is a key event devoted to audio-visual productions for dome-filling presentations. It provides an internationally recognized platform for creative people and a forum for planetarians and fulldome folks. Visitors watch the latest fulldome productions from around the world.

In the many workshops, presentations and discussions during the Festival, the participants get to know each other and exchange experiences. The Festival contributes to sounding out the potential of the fulldome medium, trying out new ideas, approaches and technical tools, and pushing back frontiers. Getting kindred spirits into contact, inspiring new ideas and promoting collaboration is not the least of the strengths of the Jena FullDome Festival. With contributions and guests from around the world, the 9th FullDome Festival again will confirm its status as the biggest international festival of its kind.

Festival contributions will be judged and the best awarded by criteria of content and treatment, technical implementation, artistic design, creativity, originality, narrative quality, entertainment value, and general contribution to the artistic, innovative and technical advancement of the fulldome medium. The FullDome Festival will present the already famous »Janus Awards«, Honorable Mentions, and Student Finalists at the Festival Gala. The Audience Award will be determined by ballot exclusively by the audience.

The grand opening of the 9th FullDome Festival will feature a special performance in the dome of the Jena Planetarium – a world première – on the evening of May 27. From May 28 to 30, full-length feature shows, short films and clips will be presented and assessed. At the Students’ Night on Friday, May 29 creative productions by students will be on stage. On Saturday night, the Gala with the awarding ceremony and screening the best of the best will crown the Festival.

We invite you to come to Jena to watch the latest productions in fulldome. We will screen 17 full-length feature shows, 36+ short films, 40 student clips, present two fulldome live sessions in the big dome, and not less than 16 workshops!

The first Festival day, Thursday, May 28 is dedicated to Astronomy. Feature shows will be screened collectively with short films and student productions in the afternoon hours. Thursday night is Short Film Night. Productions for kids and science topics will be in the focus on Friday, May 29. Following a long tradition, Friday night is reserved for all student clips. Saturday, May 30, will see mixed shows with entertaining and educative character. At the Festival Gala we will present the best of the Festival and our beautiful Vaino dance duo will hand over the Janus statues to the awardees. The detailed program will be published on Monday, May 11.

You do not need to register for the Festival. Come in, buy your ticket and enjoy fulldome. Day ticket is 15 Euro, the Festival pass for all three days 45 Euros. Secure your seat by sponsoring 50 Euro here.

Do you want to support the FullDome Festival? We offer to sponsor the Festival from 10 Euro upwards. Go to our support site, click on the Paypal button, select the amount to sponsor, confirm and tell friends! The most prominent coverage will be achieved in earning a Star on our Walk of Fame reserved for Festival Patrons contributing 500 Euros and up.

We recommend visiting FullDome Festival on Facebook and our web site for constantly updated news. Feel free to contact us with all questions regarding your contribution, participation and sponsoring any time. Join us in an ever more exciting event! Have fun with fulldome, friends and German beer!

The FullDome Festival Directors

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Host: ZEIS Planetarium Jena

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