The Fulldome Festival Brno 2023 is only a few months away. The most important part of the festival (right after meeting all the friends and colleagues) is of course the shows. And although the submissions are still open… they will not stay open forever. 🙂
The submissions close on February 28. So no more postponing, no more procrastinating. It is time to act. The festival needs your shows now!
We are happy to introduce the FFB 2023 Jury members.
Sébastien Gauthier is a fulldome filmmaker and 360° cinematographer. His reputation in the planetarium community is well established through his stunning immersive live action visuals, technical expertise, award-winning films, like One Sky and Exo, and innovative contributions to the thriving dome milieu.
Founder of Sébastien Gauthier 360 Productions, in Montréal, he has produced, directed or filmed more than twenty fulldome titles. Originally trained as a physicist, he quickly developed a passion for science communication and cinematography. He started his career at the Mont-Mégantic Observatory and National Park, in Canada, then contributed to major museums and exhibitions projects around the world. From 2013 to 2019, he has been appointed head of programming and filmmaker at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montréal.
Inna Leonov-Kenny was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, back when it was still a part of the Soviet Union. She got her love of drawing from her artist father, and her obsession with animation from a bootleg black-and-white copy of Disney’s “Snow White”. After her family emigrated to the United States, Inna studied digital art at Drexel University, and eventually joined Spitz, Inc, where she spent the next twenty years helping create fulldome planetarium shows, including FFB-award-winning “Faster Than Light” and “Birth of Planet Earth”.
She is currently teaching animation at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. When not at her computer, Inna is most likely to be reading historical fiction, checking the news from Ukraine or watching cartoons with her husband and kids.
Maciej Ligowski, Ph.D., is the CEO & founder of Creative Planet, an immersive media production studio. As a fulldome producer and director, he won multiple international awards for his movies Dream to Fly, Explore, and Magic Globe. Maciej graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with M.Sc. in „Multimedia Techniques“ and from Shizuoka University, where he received a Dh.D diploma in “Nanovision Technology.” His passion for promoting planetariums as a source of education, entertainment, and environmental awareness is well supported by his background in science, multimedia, and storytelling.