Following its preliminary event in 2009, IFSV was launched in Japan in 2010 as a festival for science films and visualizations. Our aim is to contribute to foster a culture of science appreciation through the promotion and development of visual expressions.
IFSV's recent focus goes to the exploration of the possibility of fulldome/immersive media.
Among various activities and events, IFSV's annual DomeFest has been gaining worldwide attention as a momentous event, attracting wide variety of people, from world's leading creators to novices or fulldome fans.
The 7th IFSV will provide an opportunity for welcoming creators, preparing the ground for cutting-edge works, as well as promote collaboration with digital planetarium systems, cooperation with related organization (such as IPS), and advance the community of science visualization as a whole.
Isshi TABE（LIBRA Corporation) -Committee Chair
This year's IFSV will be conducted based on the experience and achievements we have accumulated in the past 7 festivals.
We look forward to your continued support and encouragement.
Hiromichi GAN(Hiratsuka City Museum ) -Former Committee Chair
I sincerely hope that more people will get interests in science films and fulldome movies.
Satomi HATANO(Asterisk/NAOJ) -Executive Secretary/Webmaster
I got involved since its launch, so this year’s fest will be my 8th IFSV (including pre-event) as a staff member. I hope you have great experience with fulldome movies and science films.
Akira HIRAI (Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.)
There should be infinite potential in fulldome movies, or so-called "immersive media". I am excited to see a new frontier in immersive experience.
Takumi INOUE(Yamanashi Prefectural Science Center)
The 9th IFSV will be my first time to join the DomeFest. I am looking forward to doing my best!
I hope many people come join us & enjoy fulldome films.
Naoki NARISAWA(Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.)
I will do my best to contribute to the prosperity of fulldome media and science visualization.
Naoko HINODE (Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.)
A dome theater is just like a treasure box to me! Looking forward to sharing a lot of special fulldome experience with you all.
I've been engaged in the IFSV since its launch, with hope for sharing the delight of fulldome media with wider audience.
NOTE:The fulldome movie format for screening has been updated; Now we accept equirectangular format movies!
See the Format Specification sheet for details.
Other common questions may be answered in Frequently Asked Questions for Presenters
We call for fulldome short films (approx. 5min). Both science films and non-science films are welcomed.
Deadline: Jan 5, 2019
Note that your application will be invalid if your data has not been received by Jan 15.
High quality fulldome films with science visualization, experimental techniques, or latest production technologies, will be screened.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2018
Approx. 10 films are planned to be shown. Selected works will be decided by the Program Selection Committee of IFSV in case of exceeding entries.
Along with the entry through the web form, you must also submit a preview movie (full-length) of the submitted work by Nov 30, 2018. Your application will be invalid if your preview data has not been received by this date.
Entry Fee :20,000JPY
We invite presentations on fulldome movie production. Presenters may show trailers or other relevant movies(fulldome/flat) in their presentations
Deadline: Jan.5, 2019
The presenters may be selected through preliminary review in the case of exceeding entries.
You can exhibit or demonstrate your fulldome-related products, and make a special appeal to Dome Fest visitors.
[1 long-table /booth]
Application Period: Dec 1, 2018 - Jan.5, 2019
or till the venue capacity is reached.
First comes, first served basis
Entry Fee :10,000JPY/booth
Sunday, Feb17 - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019
|[DAY1] Sun., Feb. 17|
|17:00-20:55||Opening Ceremony, Dome Events, Feature Film Screenings|
|[DAY2] Mon., Feb. 18|
|9:15-18:40||Short-Film Contest, Presentations, Feature Film Screenings|
|[DAY3] Tue., Feb.19|
|9:30-17:35||Presentations, Feature Film Screenings, Closing Ceremony|
Anyone with interest in fulldome/immersive media is welcomed
Buy your tickets from online ticketing site.
Payment by Credit Card or Convenience Store Payment required
Your RECEIPT can be obtained on your own from the ticketing site. Seethis page for details.