I am Poornima Meegammana, a filmmaker, lecturer, design researcher, and social entrepreneur from Sri Lanka. My interest lies in harnessing immersive technology for education and social impact.

Using media and technology to drive positive change is at the core of my work. I have created numerous impactful films, animations, and comic books addressing pressing social issues. My design research approach is firmly grounded in user research and design thinking, which enables me to address real-world challenges by seamlessly integrating technology.

My educational background includes a Master’s in Design Innovation and a Bachelor’s in Animation and Motion Graphics. Currently, I serve as the programme lead and lecturer in animation and game design at AOD Colombo. Additionally, I am proud to be an Unreal Authorised Instructor and a mentor for the Epic Games Women Creators Programme 2023.

I am honoured to have received international recognition for my creative and social endeavours, including prestigious awards like Forbes 30 under 30, the Adobe Aspire Award, and the UNESCO Prize for Girls and Women’s Education.