New “fulldome” films--digital movies made specifically for projection inside planetariums--will be shown next month at the Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival in Hilo.
There’s a conference for filmmakers, but their newest works will be screened for the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 5-7. The venue is the Imiloa Astronomy Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
New films for the festival include:
"Cell, Cell, Cell!," the story of how complex human bodies are formed from trillions of cells.
"Dinosaurs at Dusk," an educational adventure that follows a father and daughter on their quest for flying dinosaurs.
"To Space and Back," a journey through the universe as uncovered through human ingenuity and incredible engineering feats.
The movies employ a variety of special effects, including computer-generated imagery (CGI), time-lapse photography and fulldome videography. Filmmakers from Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, Britain and the U.S. will participate.
Regular admission rates -- $17.50 for adults and $9.50 for children 5-12 -- will apply. The planetarium’s regular schedule of activities will not take place during the festival.
Info: Imiloa Fulldome Film Festival, (808) 969-9703.