“Dome Fest West” is a 360-degree film festival and conference that brings together the filmmaking community, Hollywood filmmakers and up-and-coming immersive content creators from around the world.
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Dome Fest West which will begin on October 6, from 6-9pm/PT at the Orange Coast College Community Planetarium in Costa Mesa, CA. Dome Fest West will continue on October 7 and 8 from 9am to 8pm, and on October 9, from 9am to 6pm. On Oct 9 at 7pm, a final award ceremony will take place. A full schedule of film selections along with panel speakers and presenters will be released on August 15.
This year’s festival will screen Fully-Immersive, 360-Degree Media Shows, chosen as the best productions of 2021-22. The festival will also include new technology presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, industry gatherings and parties. Event organisers expect up to 300 immersive filmmakers from around the globe to attend the festival in-person as well as virtually.
The 2022 Dome Fest West festival and conference will focus mainly on fulldome films, the artists that make them, and ways to further connect the fulldome community to new opportunities that are coming up. The Madison Square Garden Sphere in Las Vegas is structurally almost complete and already stirring up new fulldome content fans. As immersive cinema continues to evolve, more and more people are becoming interested in the genre. Immersive cinema offers a unique and engaging experience that traditional cinema simply cannot match. With the increasing popularity of immersive cinema, it is poised to become one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the years to come.
Ryan Moore, executive director and founder of Dome Fest West, said: “I see fulldome and immersive cinema as the future of the movie-going experience. With fulldome, you are no longer just watching a movie on a screen; you are inside the movie. The action unfolds all around you, and you feel like you are a part of it. It’s an incredibly immersive experience that is unlike anything else. Immersive and fulldome films are currently revolutionizing the way people see movies!”
Moore added: “Fulldome cinemas are already popular in Europe and Asia, and I expect them to become more popular in North America as well. They offer a truly unique experience that you can’t get from traditional movie theatres and I’m sure they will enjoy a bright future. With its ability to create a truly immersive experience, it’s easy to see why the fulldome experience is poised for growth in the years to come, and when that happens, immersive cinema will truly come into its own.”