Student Grants


FullDome Festival Student Grants

Application Guidelines

The Fulldome Festival Foundation awards two 750,00 € non-refundable grants to support the production budget of two student fulldome films to be released at the 2018 FullDome Festival. The purpose of the Grants is to encourage creative ideas for fulldome shows and help financing them. Furthermore, the FullDome Festival Student Grants want to emphasize the importance of communicating clearly and comprehensively the essence of a planned fulldome show and how to manage a budget.

The application process is simple: provide a two pages synopsis in English of a fulldome film you want to produce and have not yet started working on. Use the first page for a summary including production plan, the second for any kind of visuals to outline the fulldome film content (sketches, storyboard, photographs). Whatever means you chose to illustrate your idea: the application should show that your project is worth being supported and that you are capable of realizing it. The deadline to turn in the completed fulldome film is April 30, 2018.

>> Entrants need to observe the 2018 Submission Guidelines, available below as PDF download. <<

Formal application requirements

• Provide the title of the film, a short introduction of yourself, your team (if applicable) and your experience in past fulldome productions (if applicable).
• Applicants must include proof that they are enrolled at a University.
• Deadline to turn in the application is Oct 15, 2017 to:
Applications will be reviewed by the 2017 festival jury whose members will decide by majority vote who will be awarded the two grants. The jury decision will be announced no later than Oct. 23, 2017.
Recipients of the grant will sign an agreement to the effect that their grant supported project will premiere at the 12th Jena FullDome Festival in May 2018.

The amount of 500,00 € will be paid up front, the remaining 250,00€ will be paid when the completed film is submitted. Applicants from non-European countries shall have a PayPal account to transfer the money. Recipients are free to find additional sources to fund their project in addition to the grant.
Grant supported student films cannot enter the student film contest and are not eligible to receive any of the 2018 student Fulldome Awards. However, grant supported films are eligible to receive any of the other Fulldome Awards, if the 2018 festival jury so decides.

All competition rules and prerequisites for entry, as set in the 2018 Submission Guidelines, also apply for grant supported student films, with the exception that these films may be longer than 5 minutes but must not exceed 15 minutes.


Submission Guidelines 2018 (PDF Version)

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