IPS Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 Newsletter
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IPS Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 

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Jointly organized by International Planetarium Society, Inc. and IPS Conference Warsaw 2016.

We know the winners!

IPS Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 Announces Winners

The Brno Observatory and Planetarium has hosted 152 planetarians and fulldome fans from all over the world, who have see in total 66 shows for digital planetariums during 26 hours and 25 minutes.

The festival was held from 15 to 17 June, 2016 and the competition part of the festival included shows from producers from over 15 countries. The furthest places the festival visitors came from were New Zealand and Brazil. A lot of the shows came from Japan, South Korea, China and the United States. Each film brought its viewers a breathtaking experience, a fantastic story of the world, of which we can see just a little part over our heads every night. So, who are the winners of the three festival prizes in the shape of crystal balls?

The Audience Award

Solar Superstorms

A co-production of Spitz Creative Media, NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab, and Thomas Lucas Productions, in association with Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado (Boulder) 

The festival visitors handed in 1998 voting cards, on which they gave each show from 0 to 5 points. The highest average number of points 4.138 was given to the show Solar Superstorms.
See the trailer of The Solar Superstorms

The Best Educational Production Award
sponsored by the IPS-Eugenides Foundation

The man from the 9 dimensions

Producer National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

The international jury decided to award The Man from the 9 dimensions because it brings a fresh insight and sparks curiosity about the most complex and deepest questions regarding us, the universe and „the theory of everything“. The show is engaging and the story attracts the attention of the audience in a very fascinating way. The visuals and the music of the show enhance its educational elements and it also makes a very creative use of the fulldome environment.
The man from the 9 dimensions
See te trailer of The man from the 9 dimensions

The Brno Observatory and Planetarium Director’s Award


Producer the California Academy of Sciences

It is the first minute that makes a whole show successful. And there was no doubt in this case. An amazing scene followed by another one and another one... High quality animations from the beginning until the very end. A great show! The Brno Observatory and Planetarium Director’s Award is this year, for the first time, connected with a financial reward in the form of a one year license. The show Incoming! will be introduced to the viewers in Brno in a few months.
See the trailer of the Incoming!

IPS Fulldome Festival Brno 2016 Numbers

  • 28 April, 2015 an offer from the IPS to organize a fulldome festival
  • 16 newsletters sent to 543 subscribers during the year
  • 51 bottles of white wine Zweigeltrebe drunk during the festival
  • 312 pints of Dalešice beer drunk during the festival
  • 183 chicken legs eaten during the festival lunch on Wednesday
  • 45.2 TB of data on the planetarium hard discs occupied by the festival shows
  • 1560 hours of computing time for preparation of the festival projection
  • 8 people controlling the screened shows during the festival
  • 22 people ensuring trouble-free operation of the festival
  • 10 summer beds available during the festival
  • 28 °C the highest temperature during the festival
  • 11 °C the lowest temperature during the festival
  • 52  km/h the highest wind speed during the festival
  • 150.000 viewers of the firework show on Wednesday

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