JANUS-Award – The Jena tradition

The FullDome Festival honors outstanding achievements with the JANUS-Award. The double-faced Roman god Janus was chosen as our patron saint because he sees front and rear, past and future simultaneously. No one is better equipped to bless the heroes of immersive media reaching for the stars!
Check History in the menu to see who received a JANUS-Award between 2013 and 2021. We do not exaggerate when we claim that the JANUS is for Fulldome producers what the OSCAR is for movie folks.

New in 2021: BestOfEarth Award

For the first time in dome history, the Co-op of International Fulldome Festivals presented a shared #BestOfEarth program in four venues on three continents in their 2021 festivals. All shows selected for the #BestOfEarth program were nominated to win a #BestOfEarth Fulldome-Award, given out by the four festivals together.
The winners were decided by an independent jury. The award ceremony was streamed live, on Oct. 9. 2021, simultaneously across all time zones.

Watch the Award Announcements live from the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium Berlin on YOUTUBE

Win the Janus

The 2019 FullDome Festival Awardees


JANUS-Fulldome Student Film Award

“S is for Episode” by Jing Augusto-Wüthrich. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

JANUS- Fulldome Student Film Award.

“5 Minuten Tod“ by Jenny Elisabeth Kleine
and Pia Mozet. Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

JANUS-Fulldome Short Film Award

“Sonolumin” by Diana Reichenbach. USA.

JANUS-Fulldome Short Film Award

“Climate Crimes” Michaela French. Royal
Collage of of Art, UK.

JANUS-Fulldome Feature Film Award

“Exo - are we alone?” by Sebastian
Gauthier. Planétarium Rio Tinto Alcan Montréal, Canada

JANUS-Fulldome Feature Film Award

“CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story” by NSC
Creative. UK.

JANUS-Fulldome Audio Award

“Not a Nightmare” by Diego Arandia. Hochschule

JANUS-Fulldome Audio Award

“Zeche Zollern“ by Klaus Willig. Fachhochschule

JANUS-Joker Award – Special Jury Selection

"The Great Waka“ by Kara
Vandeleur. OHU Domes, New Zealand


Nominated for a Fulldome Student Film Award

“ÄÙ,Ä (Tudo Desconexo)” by Sarah Pacheco Alvin. Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Nominated for a Fulldome Student Film Award

“I am not who you think I am” by Safaa Mahmoud. Hochschule Darmstadt.

Nominated for a Fulldome Student Film Award

“Latent Space” by Marian Essl. University of Applied Art, Vienna.

Nominated for a Fulldome Student Film Award

„Sound of Changes - Zeche Nachtigall“ by Henning Großmann. Fachhochschule Dortmund.

Nominated for a Fulldome Student Film Award

„The Fishermen” by Robert Daniel. Hochschule Ruhr West

Nominated for a Fulldome Student Film Award

“The Dome is the Maestro” by Pedro Rodolpho Ramos Camargo. Bauhaus-Universität

Janus-Awards and Prize Money

The Jena FullDome Festival raised money for endowed awards to honor quality, creativity and innovation in fulldome production.
All prize money goes directly to the artists. Half of all prize money was awarded to student fulldome shows.

Year Prize Money JANUS Sculptures
2007 -  
2008 1500 €  
2009 4000 €  
2010 1700 €  
2011 9000 €  
2012 2100 €  
2013 7500 € 10
2014 3500 € 10
2015 4500 € 10
2016 3000 € 10
2017 4000 € 10
2018 6000 € 10
2019 3000 € 8
2020 - -
2021 - 1
Total 49800 € 79