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Artistic Visions | Innovative Technologies | New Media

The future of our narrative for the narratives of our future


What We Do

Content &
Strategic Advice

We support you, your team and your projects with our experience and our network. From idea to premiere, publication, curation and beyond.

Workshops &

We develop agile training formats for the interface of storytelling, innovative technologies and immersive media.

Curation &
Project ­Management

Exhibitions, conferences, festivals, events - we advise on content, facilitate, network and support implementation. 

Content & Strategic Advice

  • Astrid has been advising filmmakers, screenwriters, artists, XR creators, producers and their projects on storytelling, immersive media, production and distribution for over a decade. 



Workshops & Coaching

  • Tailor-made workshops for you and your team. 

    We work internationally and on innovation topics. Our requirements are constantly changing. So does our workshop content.  We use new technologies, creativity tools and agile methods. 


    Photo: EUCL | Prototyping Lab 2022 in Leipzig

  • Our mentors are creatives, early adopters, experts, award-winning artists and experienced producers.


    Photo: EUCL | Prototyping Lab 2022 in Leipzig

  • What Astrid developed in the past:


    FIRST MOVIE PROGRAM - Mentoring for filmmakers on their way to their debut feature film 


    WRITERS' ROOM:LAB  - Workshop for international series development for professional screenwriters


    STORY: FIRST - Workshop for mediaprofessionals, transmedia Storyworlds and digital platforms


    AI: STORYTELLING -  Creative workshop in collaboration with Lance Weiler, Columbia University New York



  • ...


    PITCH PERFECT - Pitch and presentation training, individual and in groups


    and the EUROPEAN CREATORS' LAB for XR Creators: project development for immersive media


    ... are just a few formats developed by Astrid.  

Curation & Project Management

  • I4C Conference and Exhibition in the "Akademie der Schönen Künste", Munich: The Magic in Virtual Reality, (with Diana Iljine and Edgar Reitz)


    Curated and lead by Astrid Kahmke

  • European Creators Lab, Astrid Kahmke




  • EUCL @VRDays Europe, Astrid Kahmke, Hsin-Chien Huang

  • Virtual Worlds Festival, Conference Day in the Gasteig, Munich

    Curated and lead by Astrid Kahmke

  • European Creators‘ Lab, Astrid Kahmke (with Tupac Martir, Sartore Studios)

What’s Up at IONDA?

  • After the great success of 2023, on to the next edition with its three labs 

    The XR Development Lab starts with a great line-up of mentors in Lyon  on 8th of April ! 

  • Match your lab 

    A full circle for your immersive project development

  • A brandnew B2B event in Berlin powered by IONDA 

    Exclusive B2B event for the XR industry in Berlin, May 26 - 29, 2024. Supported by the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, XRBB e.V., Berlin Partner and others.

  • XR exhibition at the re:publica! 

    As part of our industry event XR Port Berlin, we are also curating and organising an XR exhibition at re:publica, May 27 - 29, 2024

Who We Are

Astrid Kahmke

For over 35 years, Astrid's career has been all about storytelling. From theatre to festivals, television, international feature films, transmedia storyworlds, virtual reality and immersive media to the latest developments in future technologies such as AI.

Astrid has more than 20 years of experience in the film industry, and over 10 years as a consultant, coach, project manager, festival director and curator with a focus on XR.

She produced international feature films, ran the First Movie programme for talent filmmakers and producers on their way to their first feature film for many years, curated the "I4C" conferences of the Bavarian Film Centre, ran the Virtual Worlds Festival in Munich.  Since 2017, she is head of the European Creators‘ Lab, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Media Program of the EU. 

Astrid is a passionate networker and works on a project basis with artists, experts, creatives, and public and private institutions worldwide.

Agnieszka Kracla


Agnieszka graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia and studied Interactive Media and Performance at Adam Mickiewicz University. During her studies, she gained experience in social media communication and now continues to combine both her educational background in media with social media communication at IONDA .

Aside from her work, Agnieszka has a keen interest in sustainability movements, she has organized a series of workshops called "Zines for the Planet," focusing on using art to address climate change.

Agnieszka works at IONDA as Social Media and Content Manager and is in charge of communications.

Mads Damsbo

Head of Studies, European Creators' Lab

Mads is a creative producer focused on developing new narratives, utilizing new technology; provoking unexpected emotions and experiences in diverse audiences. Schooled as a Producer from the progressive filmschool Super16 and with a bachelor in Media Directing from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Mads has since become an expert on the production of immersive media narratives, giving lectures, organizing workshops and teaching masterclasses all around the world. 

Currently Mads is producing selected immersive projects including the worlds first feature film written by an AI, working as CEO and creative producer at Kaspar AI and acting as Head of Studies at the European Creators Lab. 


IONDA unites decades of storytelling experience with the visions of inspiring thought leaders.

FUNDING Astrid's projects and events have been supported by, among others, the EU / Creative Europe Media, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Mitteldeutschen Medienförderung, der Vertretung der Regierung von Québec in Bayern, Invest in Bavaria. 



For her events, she cooperated with (among others), the Filmfest München, Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Leipzig, Goethe-Institutes worldwide, Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Munich, Pôle PIXEL, Institut Francais, Games & XR Association Mid Germany, Women in Immersive Technologies Europe (WIIT), Innovation Bridge Europe



Astrid has been a guest lecturer with a focus on "Immersive Storytelling" at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Munich, the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, the University of Television and Film Munich, SAE Munich, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich and has led workshops in cooperation with Bayerischer Rundfunk and ZDF.



(Selection): AWE Europe, SXSW, NextRealities, diverse Goethe-Institutes, Internationales Filmfest Rotterdam (IFFR), VR Days Europe, 1E9!, Luxemburg International Filmfest, Coding DaVinci, Hub Montréal, Loikka Filmfestival Helsinki, B3Biennale Frankfurt, Berlinale, Filmfest München, Academy for Visual Arts Kharkiv, Venice Biennale Immersive, VRHAM!, IDFA, New Images and more.

Astrid is on the scientific advisory board of the Akademie for Theatre and Digility and Member of the Board of Trustees of  Hidalgo Festival.

IONDA Cooperation Partners

Rose Pistola

Rose Pistola is a creative office based in Munich. It serves clients from various industries, such as publishing houses, cultural institutions and medium-sized companies. The team, consisting of art directors, offers a wide range of services: Conception, Creative and Art Direction, Design, Typography, Illustration, Film, Animation and 3D. The office works very conceptually and content-oriented.

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Who We Look For

IONDA is growing!

We are looking for project-related cooperation (Europe): 

Producer/Project Management. You have ideas and visions, are at home in art, culture and XR with an interest in innovative technologies? You don't just want a job, you want to be allowed to grow and expect perspectives for your work? Good this way! Contact


For our workshops and events we are always looking for mentors / trainers, experts in the field of Future of Storytelling, VR / AR / AI / Web3.  Contact


You just don't fit into any pigeonhole? Tell us about yourself.  We look forward to talking to you! Contact