FullDome Festival 2023 - SPATIAL FEELING MAY 11-14 2023



Quick note to world: These are the winners of the 2022 FullDome Festival JANUS-Awards:

Best Fulldome Short Film
Grandmas House by David Gardener

Best Fulldome Feature Film
321 Liftoff by Filip Veselý and Martin Živocký

Best Fulldome Art & Experiment Film
ION by Marek Slipek

Best Fulldome NEW Talent Film
Schweigespirale by Beatrice Aliné & Tim Kaszik

Best Fulldome Science & Education Film
Star Dreaming by Prospero Productions

Special Jury Selection Award
Deconstructional Shift by Rocco Helmchen

Best Fulldome Audio Production
EÓN by Alejandro Casales


This: the Award Ceremony with announcements of this year's JANUS winners, Sat. May 14th, at 6:30 p.m. CET. Live and easy in the YouTube-stream, all around the world, and absolutely free!
There is even more: Before the Awards, watch the Frameless Forum Extended Session, with talks and presentations of the inspiring kind. For free!
Check the Saturday Frameless Forum program for details.



The “Frameless Forum” is a unique program in the FullDome Festival that invites new voices, projects, tech innovations and business plans in and around the dome and immersive media. Meet media artists, planetarium people, science and music visualizers, interdisciplinary researchers, 360° performers, spatial sound creators and pioneers of immersive applications from all around the world in hands-on sessions. The Frameless Forum is a platform for sharing ideas, live and surround, beyond the flat frame paradigm. Reflecting the international nature of the festival visitors, presentations will be mostly in English. READ MORE.



We are honored to have a most exciting immersive music performance as the opening event of the 16th Jena FullDome Festival: TROPICALISZT features 12 top pianists playing four grand pianos live in the Jena Planetarium, accompanied by breathtaking 360-degree visualizations. Tickets for two TROPICALISZT in-house shows May 11., 19:30 and 21:30, also available as a 360-stream all around the world. Check the TROPICALISZT flyer for the whole story and all information.



Welcome FullDome Festival jury 2022!

We extend a warm welcome to the dedicated jury members in the 16. Jena FullDome Festival! These are the people who will decide who wins a JANUS-Award in the 2022 contest.

Welcome Mike Phillips!
Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, Director of Research at i-DAT at the University of Plymouth, UK.

Welcome Michaela French!
Artist, lecturer and researcher working with light and time-based media across a range of artistic and creative contexts.

Welcome Dr. Mariana Wagner!
Musician and astrophysicist performing her very own show SOUND OF SPACE live in the Hamburg Planetarium, a fulldome concert experience in immersive sound and astronomy.



Before we open the doors of the 16th Jena FullDome Festival, May 11-15 2022, we want to say THANK YOU from our hearts to all you fulldome people, artists, performers, musicians, Best Of Earth partners, Award winners and Award nominees, virtual and inhouse visitors from all around the world who contributed to all past FullDome Festivals from 2007 till today!

THANK YOU to all sponsors, visionaries and afficionados of immersive media, be they student, independent, professional or all of the above.

THANK YOU to all presenters and debaters in the Frameless Forum sessions, to all the round-the-clock helpers on and off the stage, to the 360-degree streaming team and social media wizzards, to the rising stars of early morning Yoga-in-the-dome and to the late-late night DJ/VJ activists.

THANK YOU to the ticket shop admins and reception desk heroes, to the award sculpture designers, to the tech teams at the controls of light, sound and digital fulldome projection in the Jena Planetarium, to all catering angels who served coffee, gin, or vegan soup when they were needed most.

THANK YOU, all unnamed individuals, institutions, companies and good spirits, who are passionate about being part of this fabulous community of international fulldome friends, fans and followers.

THANKS also to all, who bear with us, even if we might have misunderstood, discouraged or frustrated them, please excuse the occasional unwise action in our fight for the Right to Immerse.

Finally, THANK YOU for allowing us to anticipate seeing you all again at the 16. Jena FullDome Festival, May 11. – 14. 2022.

Praise the Dome!





The Jena FullDome Festival, founded in 2007, provides an open platform to present and praise immersive media, electronic arts, science, business and the exploration of fun and future in full dome.

We invite media artists, Planetarium people, science and music visualizers, interdisciplinary researchers, dome VJs, 360° performers, spatial sound creators and pioneers of immersive technologies from all around the world to show their work and share their ideas, live and surround, beyond the flat frame paradigm.

The Jena FullDome Festival is teaming up with partner festivals on three continents to form the Co-op of International Fulldome Festivals. 2021 was the first year that four festivals on three continents shared the #BestOfEarth selection in their venues, with 19 fulldome films nominated for the BestOfEarth Awards, The story of the Co-op of International Fulldome Festivals will continue. The next BestOfEarth festival is scheduled for 2023.

Our international community includes people from:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ehtiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenia, Kosovo, Latvia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, Wales, Ukraine, USA