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Festival 2024

The Audience Award:
The Great Solar System Adventure, produced by NSC Creative

The Brno Observatory and Planetarium Director’s Award:
Asteroid Quest, produced by Bertrand Loyer, Saint Thomas Productions

The Best Movie Award:
Dark Biosphere – Betting for a living universe, produced by Render Area
Jury: This film has an interesting theme and impressed us with its engaging storytelling. The first scene is unusual and immediately drew us in by humanising the story. Dark Biosphere enriches our understanding of the requirements for life and how Earth provides these, building upon this to provide a renewed hope of finding life elsewhere in the Universe.

The film is very well made. It has original visual and graphic effects alongside groundbreaking camera work and direction. The quality of the colour correction work demonstrates a deep understanding of the dome environment and maximizes the sense of immersion. The music and sound effects are emotionally powerful and add a lot to the impact of the show.

The Best Short Award:
The Colour of the Night Sky, produced by Zoltán Kolláth
Jury: We saw many different films during the festival, some from large experienced production houses and some from smaller teams. The Colour of the Night Sky may not have the complex production and high polish of some of the other films we saw, but it had a very original concept and it made us think about the sky in a new way.

The film effectively deconstructs the misconception that the night sky is dark blue or colourless by sharing the results of recent research, revealing some surprising sources of night-time colour. It is a good demonstration of how scientific research can be communicated in planetariums, and we thought the circular transitions were a nice way to demonstrate the different colours of the sky.