Yasmin Elayat

Yasmin Elayat is an Emmy-award winning immersive director whose work has won multiple awards and exhibited at various festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SIGGRAPH, Festival de Cannes, and the World Economic Forum. Yasmin directed, wrote and produced the Emmy award-winning Zero Days VR (Sundance 2017), and co-directed the Emmy nominated Changing Same trilogy where Episode 1 premiered at Sundance 2021 and won “Best Immersive Narrative” at Tribeca Film Festival. Other titles include Blackout (2017), and 18DaysInEgypt (2011), which was lauded as one the Moments of Innovation in Participatory Documentary. Previously, Yasmin was Co-Founder at Scatter, pioneers of Volumetric Filmmaking and creators of Depthkit. Yasmin is now Senior Staff Editor, Immersive Graphics at The New York Times where she is exploring the future of journalism in XR. Yasmin is a United States Artists 2020 Fellow and a Sundance IDP Art of Practice Fellow. Yasmin sits on the inaugural Peabody Awards Interactive Board of Jurors.