The Audience Award:
Solar Superstorms by Spitz Creative Media, NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab, and Thomas Lucas Productions, in association with Fiske Planetarium at the University of Colorado (Boulder). The festival visitors handed in 1998 voting cards, on which they gave each show from 0 to 5 points. The highest average number of points 4.138 was given to the show Solar Superstorms.
The Director’s Award:
Incoming! by California Academy of Sciences. It is the first minute that makes a whole show successful. And there was no doubt in this case. An amazing scene followed by another one and another one… High quality animations from the beginning until the very end. A great show! The Brno Observatory and Planetarium Director’s Award is this year, for the first time, connected with a financial reward in the form of a one year license. The show Incoming! will be introduced to the viewers in Brno in a few months.
The IPS Jury Award:
The Man from the 9 dimensions by National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan). The international jury decided to award The Man from the 9 dimensions because it brings a fresh insight and sparks curiosity about the most complex and deepest questions regarding us, the universe and „the theory of everything“. The show is engaging and the story attracts the attention of the audience in a very fascinating way. The visuals and the music of the show enhance its educational elements and it also makes a very creative use of the fulldome environment.