Born in Kiel, Germany, Ricarda Saleh is a German-Bolivian Writer & Director. She studied film and interactive media at the University of Sussex and the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and finished it with the 360°/VR documentary Lionhearted in 2017. The movie won Best New Media Award at the Chico Independent Film Festival 2018 in California, Best Use of Technology Award at the Newark International Film Festival 2018 as well as Best 360° film at the 23. Avanca Festival 2019 (Portugal). Her second VR documentary, Paris Terror - The Hostages from the Hyper Cacher reached over 150.000 viewers on Tagesschau Facebook and was awarded with Best VR Documentary at the Venice Fine Arts Film Festival 2018 and Best 360° movie XRC Award 2019. In 2019, Ricarda realized the web series Throwback89 as co-writer and co-director. In 2019 Ricarda was invited to join the VR competition‘s jury at the International Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt. She is a member of the German organisation for Film and TV dramaturgy - Verband für Film- und Fernsehdramaturgie e.V. (VeDRA).