General Guidelines

Submissions categories:

– IFF’17 accepts entries for two distinct categories:

  • Short Pieces
  • Complete Fulldome Shows
  • in both standard (2D) format, and in stereoscopic (3D) format.

    – Short pieces, with runtime from 1 up to 15 minutes are accepted. A short piece does not need to be a complete piece in itself. It can be a sequence of a larger production in preparation or a visualization of a simulation. It should incorporate an audio component.

    – Entries need to have made their debut not before 2015.

    – Applications must be sent to IFF’17 until 15 November 2017.

    Submissions must be accompanied by:

    – Original signed Memo of Understanding (MoU).

    – An application form for each submission, if submitting multiple entries.

    Submissions selection and review:

    – The IFF’17 organization will exert it’s curatorial responsibility and discretion to ensure the quality of every aspect of IFF’17 including submissions, therefore will make an initial preselection of the submitted entries.

    – Any trailers, promotional clips of organizations, technology, institutions, etc, will be excluded from the competition.

    – The number of short pieces and full shows will be restricted by time and number of slots available for the duration of the festival.

    – During the festival, submitted entries will be juried by a committee chaired by the IFF’17 director. The decisions of the jury will be final.

    – All submissions are reviewed with identical selection criteria such as: content, technical implementation, innovation, artistic achievement, production values, creativity, originality, narrative, design, entertainment value, and advancement of visualization in the artistic and scientific fields of fulldome technologies.


    According to the jury, review awards will be attributed to the following categories:

    Short Pieces:

  • Best of IFF’17
  • Best Immersion
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best 3D
  • Public Choice Award
  • Complete Fulldome Shows:

  • Best of IFF’17
  • Best Immersion
  • Best Soundtrack
  • Best 3D