Emmy award winning director Lynette Wallworth is an Australian filmmaker/artist who has consistently worked with emerging media technologies.
The involvement of the viewer inside the work becomes a metaphor for our connectedness within biological, social and ecological systems. Wallworth’s works include the interactive video EVOLUTION OF FEARLESSNESS; the award winning full dome feature CORAL (with its accompanying augmented reality work); the AACTA award winning documentary TENDER. Her Emmy award winning virtual reality narrative COLLISIONS premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the 2016 World Economic Forum. Her most recent work, AWAVENA premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival.
Wallworth has been awarded a UNESCO City of Film Award, the Byron Kennedy Award for Innovation and Excellence, and in 2016 she was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the year’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.
Wallworths’ most recent works have been developed at the invitation of indigenous communities with an interest in new technologies to highlight environmental issues. Wallworth is a frequent advisor to Sundance Institute Labs and is a newly invited member of the World Economic Forums’ Global Future Council on Virtual and Augmented Reality.