Opening Keynote: Seeing through the Eyes of Others: Redefining the Art of Storytelling
30 Jan 2024
ISE Show Floor Stage, Hall 4
Multi-Academy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is giving the Opening Keynote at ISE 2024.
In an increasingly interconnected world, the stories we tell and how we tell them can have a profound impact on society and the human experience.
Storytelling is also fundamentally linked to the audiovisual industry and influences every element of ISE. Almost every facet of the audiovisual landscape is driven by storytelling – including immersive experiences at visitor attractions, inspirational presentations by corporate leaders, and compelling advertising campaigns delivered over digital signage. Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will delve into the pivotal role of audiovisual technologies in shaping and enhancing the art of storytelling. By sharing examples from her work, she will demonstrate how these technologies can place viewers in the heart of the story, making the experience more personal, emotional, impactful, foster empathy and drive social change.
Most widely known for her Academy Award-winning documentary shorts Saving Face and A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness, Sharmeen is the first filmmaker from Pakistan to win an Oscar and the first female film director to have won two Oscars by the age of 37.
Following a move into narrative film-making, she directed two pivotal episodes of Marvel’s critically acclaimed series Ms. Marvel in 2022. In 2023, she was announced as the first woman to direct a Star Wars film, scheduled for release in 2026.