fulldome animation festival winners
- LodeStar held the world's first fulldome animation festival and competition
to large and wide-eyed crowds Saturday night. The winners:
First Place: Aaron Romero, University of New Mexico, "SnowGlobe" (directed
by Sheryl Hurley)
Second Place: Dan Spence, Northern Kentucky University, "A Child's First
Third Place: Kiernan Holland, Los Alamos, "LavaCoaster"
A big thanks for all the entries (and interest that didn't result in
submission.) The event had a great vibe while wowing audiences and putting
some much needed revenue into the coffers. We'll definitely be hosting the
second annual DomeFest next July as part of the DigiFest SouthWest Festival.
New names all round-for the animation festival and the film festival-as the
programs grow and refine. Next year, we hope to screen more fulldome
entries and make the program exclusive to the new medium. (We screened 40
minutes of local productions and festival submissions as well as 40 minutes
of framed material this year.) We also hope to have bigger prizes. So
start generating your visions and putting your team together.
Thanks to Sky-Skan for the never-ending support in making the Festival
LodeStar Astronomy Center
1801 Mountain Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104