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I'm Violeta Ayala 

Film Futurist, Technologist and Artist

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Violeta Ayala is a filmmaker,  AI innovator and creative technologist. As the first Quechua member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ayala combines traditional narrative with cutting-edge technologies like XR, VR, and AI. Her notable works include the critically acclaimed interactive VR animation "Prison X" (Sundance, Cannes, SXSW) and the AR experience "Las Awichas" displayed on London's Strand. Ayala has directed powerful documentary films such as "La Lucha" (2023), which helped secure disability pensions in Bolivia, and "Cocaine Prison" (2017). Her films have premiered at major festivals and broadcast globally.

Ayala's work drives social progress, earning over 50 awards, including a Walkley, and nominations from IDA and Rory Peck Awards. Her "Woven Worlds" won the XR Innovation Award at Games For Change 2023, and she has created innovations like a 3D Indigenous Futurism Gallery and co-designed Expylab to expand access to immersive storytelling in the Global South. She was selected as one of the leading voices on AI for "Creating Future: Art and AI for Tomorrow's Narratives" at the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Currently, Ayala combines storytelling, indigenous futurisms, AI, and new mediums to redefine narratives. Projects include a personal documentary on building a Feminist AI and the "Cyberpunk Tinkus" feature film. She is the co-founder of


LA LUCHA, doc, 90 min, 2023

PRISON X, VR Interactive & Immersive Animation, 35 min, 2021 

COCAINE PRISON, doc, 75 min, 2017 

THE FIGHT, doc, 29 min, 2017 

THE BOLIVIAN CASE, doc, 85 min, 2015 

STOLEN, doc,78 min, 2009 


LAS AWICHAS, Phygital Experience (Post-Photography/AR/Interactive Art), The Strand, London 2024 

PRISON X, VR, SXSW Sydney, Australia, 2023 

WEAVING WORLDS, VR film, 15 min, Games For Change, New York, US, 2023 

LAS AWICHAS, AI/ Post-Photography, Martadero, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2022

PRISON X, VR, Forum Des Images, Paris, France, 2022


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