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International Year Of Forest 2011

THE LIFE OF TREES  was produced on the occasion of the “INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FOREST 2011” proclaimed by the UNITED NATIONS

 "We have underestimated the importance of trees. They are not merely pleasant sources of shade but a potentially major answer to some of our most pressing environmental problems. We take them for granted, but they are a near miracle. In a bit of natural alchemy called photosynthesis, for example, trees turn one of the seemingly most insubstantial things of all — sunlight — into food for insects, wildlife and people, and use it to create shade, beauty and wood for fuel, furniture and homes."

Jim Robbins 



World Wide Fund for Nature 

The Life of Trees narrates in a very lovely and charming way a sustaniable story about Trees. Produced was the animated 3D movie for the United Nations international year of forests. To this end, the Word Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) was gained as partner in Germany. The film is dedicated to the global conservation of trees, and aims to support the protection of the environment by giving insight into the extraordinary connectivity in nature. The premiere took place in october 2012 at Planetarium Hamburg.


Reef Distribution

Reef Distiribution is licencing LIFE OF TREES and other high-end fulldome shows internationaly.



Softmachine is the pioneer and worldwide leading company for the production of 360° films. Softmachine developed the 360° format further using omni-directional 3D effect for LIFE OF TREES. The productions of Softmachine have been seen so far by millions of spectators all over the world and have been awarded many times with most respectable international awards.

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Large formats have always been a passion of ours at ILUSA MEDIA, where our main objectives are to consolidate and improve our business project in terms of competitiveness, capacity to innovate and develop within the world of digital contents and audiovisual production in general.  Our relationship with Fulldome has always been an intense one. We have a major production capability and a wide range of products, which we have built up thanks to a multi-disciplinary team that works in an integrated way towards a clear objective: CREATING EDUTAINMENT EXPERIENCES. Contents must be friendly and useful for end users, be seamless on the platform, and demanding for their creators. ANY OLD THING WILL NOT DO. The company has three strategic lines: SERVICES; INNOVATION; and PRODUCTIONS such as our own Prod.PRO line, which can be found at fulldome factory and our first co-production with Softmachine “The Life of Trees”.


FilmFernsehnFonds Bayern

Since 1996, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern is responsible for film funding in Bavaria. The Free State of Bavaria, the BLM (Bavarian regulatory authority for commercial broadcasting), the public television broadcasters Bayerischer Rundfunk and ZDF, and the private broadcasters RTL and ProSiebenSat1 are all shareholders.

Senator Entertainment

Senator Entertainment is a media conglomerate that produces and co-produces TV and theatrical product, as well as acquiring and exploiting rights to completed films in all stages of the distribution chain, i.e. theatrical, DVD, TV and the multiple internet platforms in a global and all-encompassing fashion.



The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics.

Planetarium Hamburg

Weit über 300.000 Menschen gehen jedes Jahr im ehemaligen Wasserturm im Hamburger Stadtpark auf Entdeckungsreisen in den Kosmos. Das Planetarium Hamburg - unser "kosmisches Schauspielhaus" - hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren mit seinen einzigartigen technischen Möglichkeiten und dem breit gefächerten Spielplan zu einer weit über die Grenzen von Deutschland hinaus beachteten Begegnungsstätte der Öffentlichkeit mit Kultur und Wissenschaft entwickelt, das im Sternensaal verblüffende Blickwinkel auf unseren Planeten Erde und dessen Bezüge zum Weltall ermöglicht. Lassen Sie sich im Planetarium Hamburg durch weltweit einzigartige Rundum-Sinneserlebnisse überraschen und in Erstaunen versetzen!


Louisiana Art & Science Museum (LASM)

Housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River, the Louisiana Art & Science Museum offers educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. The art galleries showcase changing fine art exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. In the interactive art and science galleries designed just for children, creative and enlightening fun comes in many forms.


Norrköping Visualisation Center

In the Center's dome theater you are treated to an experience where you are surrounded by both sound and image. Accompany us on journeys of a lifetime to outer space, through the body of an astronaut, down into the depths of the sea or on a dizzying flight through the world.


Heureka, The Finnish Science Centrer

Heureka planetarium is one of the most modern digital planetariums in Europe. The shows are mainly animated planetarium films based on newest technology, and the theatre has been fully renovated. There are altogether 135 seats in the planetarium. The narration of the shows is in Finnish, but voice-overs in Swedish, English and Russian can be listened to with earphones available at the entrance of the planetarium.



Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.


Minimosmos is located in Miniwelt offering children und families enjoyable activities.


Tampere Planetarium

The unique image world of the Planetarium surrounds the spectator from different sides and gives more dimensions to visual experiences. The multimedia sky of the Särkänniemi Planetarium shows new programmes every year. We welcome you to experience armchair travel to the bowels of the starry sky! The Planetarium can be used not only for traditional star shows but also for music and theatre performances, various presentations and meetings and seminars.

C.A.I Systeme

Technical provider for 3D systems.