Dome Under Film Festival brings an immersive cinematic feast to Melbourne Planetarium

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Dome Under Film Festival brings an immersive cinematic feast to Melbourne Planetarium

Dome Under Film Festival

The highly anticipated Dome Under Film Festival returns to the Melbourne Planetarium.

Melbourne cinephiles, the Dome Under Film Festival is back, transforming the Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks into a cinematic haven on the weekend of 3 to 4 February 2024.

This exclusive event, the only fulldome film festival in Australia, is set to dazzle audiences with a handpicked selection of mind-bending fulldome-format films sourced from around the globe.

Dome Under Film Festival

  • When: Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 February 2024
  • Where: Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood, Melbourne
  • Tickets: Available in person at Scienceworks and online

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Picture this: films unfolding across the entire 16-metre domed ceiling of the Melbourne Planetarium, providing a visual feast with an unparalleled hemispherical view. Paired with a cutting-edge 5.1 surround sound system, attendees are in for a cinematic experience that feels like a virtual reality journey into the heart of storytelling.

With an impressive lineup of 26 films spanning diverse genres and originating from 13 countries, the Dome Under Film Festival has meticulously curated these gems into seven themed sessions. From kids’ films to astronomy wonders, ‘Music to Melt Your Mind’ to ‘Mind Blowing Art’—there’s something to captivate every film enthusiast.

Warik Lawrance, the visionary Founder and Curator of Dome Under Film Festival, is thrilled to bring the best of fulldome cinema to Melbourne for the fourth consecutive year.

“This marks the fourth consecutive year of bringing the best in fulldome cinema to the cultural landscape of Melbourne,” Lawrance exclaimed.

“It’s fantastic to be able to offer such a high-calibre program of films for yet another year,” he added.

Attendees can anticipate cutting-edge, awe-inspiring international films that seamlessly blend science, art, and entertainment. Lawrance promises a journey to the far reaches of space, featuring stunning visuals and profound insights into the mysteries of our world.

As the festival draws to a close, a distinguished selection panel will present five coveted awards: Best Astronomy Film, Best Children’s Film, Best Narrative Film, Best Art Film, and Best Short Film. These winning films will then be submitted for consideration in the esteemed international Best of Earth Awards, recognising excellence, creativity, and innovation in fulldome media.

For further information visit the Scienceworks website.