Emir Fils-Aime is a Filmmaker, based in New York City.
A curious mind, Emir is fascinated by the complexities of human existence and the ways in which the experiences of individuals intertwine with one another. From working in an emergency room to teaching middle school kids how to debate- he brings a diverse set of experiences into crafting stories.
More recently, Emir has been exploring the narrative capabilities of emerging media. This past summer, he participated in a virtual reality residency at The School of Machines, Making, & Make-Believe in Berlin, Germany. He built a narrative VR experience, which he has since exhibited at ACUD in Berlin and BRIC Arts Media in NYC. He is presently a participant in the Havas Fellowship- a joint venture between NYC Media Lab, Havas, and The Trust for Governor's Island- where he and his team are tasked with prototyping an immersive, augmented reality experience for Governor's Island in NYC.
Emir is pursuing a Masters degree in Integrated Digital Media at New York University.