Gayatri Parameswaran and Felix Gaedtke, co-founders at NowHere Media, work at the intersection of storytelling, technology and impact. In this interactive session, they will share the motivation, creative process and impact of some of their immersive documentaries. The discussion will tap into the following questions: What are the opportunities and challenges of immersive formats such as virtual and augmented reality? And how can you craft impactful stories for it?
Please register until November 27th: ikf(at)filmuniversitaet.de
Gayatri Parameswaran is an Emmy® nominated writer, director and producer of immersive works. She was born and raised in India and is currently based in Berlin, where she co-founded NowHere Media -- a storytelling studio that views contemporary issues through a critical lens. Gayatri’s artistic practice lies at the intersection of storytelling, technology and societal impact.
Her work has been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, IDFA, Festival de Cannes, United Nations and beyond. She is a Sundance New Frontier alumnus, has won the Tribeca Storyscapes Award for Best Immersive, SXSW Best Use of Immersive Arts and the Lumiere Award for Best VR documentary among other accolades. Gayatri is a guest lecturer at universities such as the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Hochschule für Medien, Kommunikation und Wirtschaft (HMKW), Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Züricher Hochschule der Kunst (ZHdK).
Felix Gaedtke is an Emmy® nominated immersive storyteller and creative producer currently based in Berlin. He co-founded the immersive storytelling studio NowHere Media with an urge to create spaces for under-represented voices in mainstream discourses. His passion to convey different realities across the world has led him to working with VR and AR storytelling techniques. His recent work KUSUNDA takes you into the lives of an indigenous group in Nepal and their fight for language reclamation. KUSUNDA recently won the prestigious Storyscapes Award at Tribeca Film Festival. He is a Sundance New Frontier alumnus and has also won ‘Best Use of Immersive Arts’ at SXSW as well as the Lumiere Award for ‘Best VR documentary’ among other accolades. Felix’s immersive works have been exhibited at the Venice International Film Festival, SXSW, Cannes XR, the UN, HotDocs, Bergen International Film Festival and beyond.
For more information on NowHere Media and projects: NowHere Media
An event of the IKF - Institute for Artistic Research at the Babelsberg Film University.