Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

How to participate in the 12th Jena FullDome Festival

Fulldome producers may apply for presenting full-length feature shows, short films, student clips and real-time applications of any kind in the fulldome format. Premiere shows are privileged for presenting. Participants may enter more than one contribution in any one or several of the categories. Producers of full-length feature shows, short films and real-time applications need to apply early for screenings at the Festival (see deadlines under Submission Form). Full-length feature shows will be curated and nominated for screening. Presenters of full-length feature shows and short films are requested to provide significant previews or content as work-in-progress together with the application. A fee of 100 Euro (full-length feature shows only) will become due with the nomination. Feature and short films must have been released in 2017 or 2018 or premiere at the FullDome Festival. They must not have been presented at previous FullDome Festivals.

Student shows shall not exceed the length of 5 min, short films shall not exceed the length of 15 min. Student works can be submitted without prior confirmation within the given submission closing date.

The FullDome Festival includes assessment of audio productions as part of fulldome presentations. The contest is open for contributions to all categories with surround sound productions from 5.1 up to 24-channel Spatial Sound Wave audio. Works containing audio only (no visuals) will not be accepted.

The Festival Directors decide which of the short films and student works will be nominated for the jury session. The Festival Directors will decide which real-time applications, presentations and panels will be part of the program.

The FullDome Festival directors and the jury of independent experts will rate the productions and decide on the FullDome Festival’s own “JANUS” Awards in various categories. A “best-of” selection of all 2018 entries will be presented at the Festival Gala and award ceremony on the JANUS Night, May 26th.

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


All participants must register to get access to the Festival. Contributors shall register for the 12th FullDome Festival via the online form:

Two persons for each student contribution named in the submission form will have free access to all Festival programs including the Gala, with the exception of special evening performances. Confirmed registration includes the right to place information and advertising materials on the tables exclusively provided for this purpose.

Special theme »The Power of Twelve«

The number 12 is special in many aspects. A watch face shows 12 hours. 12 months make a year. 12 constellations form the zodiac. It is a holy number in many sacred traditions. Twelve-note compositions became widely influential on 20th-century composers. Entrants are free to interpret this theme. Relating any entry to the 2018 motto is optional, not mandatory. The FullDome Festival Directors will consider a JANUS award on the motto depending on the quality of submissions reflecting the special theme.


Submission Guidelines 2018 (PDF Version)


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