Jury for the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction
See the jury members for the IDFA DocLab Competition for Immersive Non-Fiction.
Arnaud Colinart is a director and producer with over 15 years experience across multiple media industries spanning documentaries, animated series, feature films, video games and virtual reality experiences. He has contributed to numerous keynotes about new media and innovation in storytelling at Sundance Lab, Tribeca Storyscapes, SXSW, MIT – Media Lab, Oculus Connect, and Cannes Next, among others. After he produced and co-directed the VR experience Notes on Blindness (Peabody Legacy Award 2022, Sundance New Frontier 2016, Tribeca Storyscapes Award 2016, SXSW Innovation Award finalist 2017), Colinart co-founded ATLAS V, a production company dedicated to immersive experiences and new forms of storytelling.
Jessica Brillhart is a designer, author, and tech theorist. She led research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies' Mixed Reality Lab. Before that, Brillhart was the principal filmmaker for Virtual Reality at Google. MIT Technology Review included her in the 35 Innovators Under 35 list. She has also received the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Award. In 2018, Brillhart founded her studio, Vrai Pictures, in New York. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two dogs and her husband.
Joy Mawela is head of the Digital Content Hub at Tshimologong, an incubator affiliated with Wits University. In this role, she spearheaded the strategy and business development efforts for the South African digital creative industries, encompassing animation, gaming, XR (AR and VR), digital music, and visual arts. Mawela played a pivotal role in establishing Tshimologong’s gaming incubation hub and organized the groundbreaking Fak'ugesi African Innovation Festival. She devised a comprehensive business and operational strategy for the Digital Content Hub, including a Pan African accelerator program, gaining industry attention. Before Tshimologong, she was a broadcaster, funder, and festival program coordinator in South Africa, solidifying her media expertise. Proficient in content acquisition, she connected with global film festivals and markets. She is dedicated to advancing digital creative industries in South Africa and across the Pan African region.