Lionhearted is a 360° documentary and my Diploma project of the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg. The award-winning film was shown at festivals world wide including the renowned Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (FIVAR) in Toronto.

upcoming festivals:

– Festival Internacional de Cine de Maipú | FICMAI – Buenos Aires, Argentina October 7 – 13, 2019
-Baltimore Next Media Web Fest – Maryland, USA – October 31 – November 3, 2019

Lionhearted 360 documentary VR

Project Information/ short Synopsis

Rida is 8 years old. The extroverted girl fled with her family from Pakistan to Europe. She is now living in Hotel City Plaza, a self-organised refugee shelter in Athens.

Rida is playful and witty. At the same time she seems mature and far older than her age. She tells us about her journey, the difficulties of her escape and her dark past overshadowed by the Taliban.

Despite everything she’s been through, we get to know a self confident, resourceful and imaginative personality with a lion’s heart. How much of her childhood innocence can she preserve? Can Athens become her new home?

360° Trailer with 3D audio

Festivals and Awards

The 360° documentary Lionhearted was shown at film and art festivals around the word. At the Chico Independent Film Festival (California) it was awarded with the “Best New Media Award”. Here is a selection of festival screenings:

Ivy Film Festival (Brown University Providence , USA) – 9-15 April 2018

Newark International Film Festival (New Jersey, USA) – 7-9 September 2018

Vox Popular Media Arts Festival (Bay, Canada) –  13-16 September 2018

FIVAR Festival of International Virtual & Augmented Reality Stories (Toronto, Canada) – 15-17 September 2018

KremFest Virtual Reality (Seattle, USA) – 20th September 2018

The Chico Independent Film Festival (California, USA) – 27-30 September 2018

60. Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany) – 31 October -3 November 2018

International Children’s Rights Film Festival (Bursa, Turkey) – 12th-19th April 2019

22nd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (Austin TX, USA) – 1st-5th May 2019

23 Filmfest Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel, Germany) – 9th -11th May 2019

Wild Goose Festival (Hot Springs North Carolina, USA) 11th-14th July 2019

AVANCA Film Festival (Avanca, Portugal) 24th-28th July 2019

Macon Film Festival (Macon Georgia, USA)  15th – 18th August 2019

XRAR – Immersive & XR International Film Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 27th – 29th September 2019

Further Information

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