Filmmaker Jesse Ayala Speaks at the American Film Institute Fest in Washington D.C.

Fovrth Studios
Oct 11 · 2 min read

WASHINGTON D.C.— Filmmaker Jesse Ayala speaks at the American Film Institute DOCS Festival in Washington D.C. on ‘Growing Pains: Virtual Reality, Documentary, and a Search for Answers’ at the festival hub.

Eight years into the dazzling new age of virtual reality, we find ourselves at a crucial turning point. VR’s “gee-whiz” moments are now being held to greater scrutiny by investors and industry trackers. Is VR evolving into a viable format, and, if so, in what genre(s)? Will it be primarily a gaming environment or training and medical application? Where does that leave documentary filmmakers? American University School of Communication Professor and Center for Media & Social Impact founder Patricia Aufderheide leads a provocative discussion with VR makers and industry personnel exploring VR’s emerging identity crisis.

Moderator: Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor of Communications Studies, American University. Panelists:

Watch the full conversation on Facebook Live stream below:

Ayala’s talk coincides with the daily screenings of the film Authentically Us: She Flies By Her Own Wings as part of the AFI DOCS VR Showcase.

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