Fulldome Showcase

MIFF 2015

Girl and man at piano underneath lights in the sky
A still from 'Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful'
Source: Live Company Ltd

The Melbourne Planetarium is proud to be a part of the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival.

Fulldome Showcase One – Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th August, 7pm

This fulldome showcase at the Melbourne Planetarium features Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful? and Bella Gaia.

Musica: Why is the Universe Beautiful? From Japan, begins with a forest, a flower, a sunset, the vast stadium of stars… A girl is mesmerised by the beauty of nature and asks, "Why do I sense beauty?" A quiet pianist who calls himself Musica shows her the common elements hiding in both music and nature. And so begins the endless conversation she has with Musica… and the Universe.

Bella Gaia, meanwhile, offers a poetic vision of Earth from space. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, filmmaker and composer Kenji Williams created Bella Gaia to simulate the transformation called the Overview Effect. Working closely with NASA's scientific visualisation studio, the award-winning film successfully simulates space flight, taking the audience on a spectacular journey around planet Earth.

Tickets: miff.com.au/program/film/fulldome-showcase-1

Fulldome Showcase Two – Saturday 1st and Saturday 8th August, 9pm

This fulldome showcase features Ancient Skies and The Submergence Trilogy.

Europe’s Neolithic civilisations, far from being "savages", were highly intelligent, capable of extraordinarily skilled feats of engineering and astronomy. Ancient Skies explores this fascinating subject and the enduring popularity of the legacy of our ancestors.

The Submergence Trilogy, meanwhile, includes three fulldome dance films: The Beautiful, an immersive metaphysical journey through the landscapes of South Wales; The Sublime, a dynamic fulldome dance film featuring site-specific live parkour and breakdance sequences, shot within the natural & urban spaces of Wales; and Pal o' My Heart, the story of two Irish boys, set during the Easter Rising, and filmed on location on the remote Pembrokeshire coastline with the two dancers, Daniel Connor and Murilo Leite D'Imperio, performing in and out of the water.

Tickets: miff.com.au/program/film/fulldome-showcase-2

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Sue 15 August, 2015 22:15
This looks like it would have been acbsolutely amazing, and i missed it! Should i blame the Paul Cox article insert in the MIFF brochure, even tho it was a nice touch...but it covered up the ad for THIS :( Is there any way in the world ii can have another chance to see these full-dome films? Would they be able to go to Adelaide for instance? Or can they be booked again in Melbourne? i dont know how it all works...but i think i want to build me a dome and learn projection!
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