Raqi Syed is a filmmaker, visual effects designer, and researcher. She is co-director of the award-winning film experience MINIMUM MASS. Her practice and teaching focus on the materiality of light, hybrid forms of non-fiction and genre storytelling, and an anti-racist critical aesthetics of visual effects. Raqi has worked as a visual effects artist on a number of feature films for Disney Animation Studios and Weta Digital. In 2020 her VR work was exhibited at the Tribeca, Cannes, Annecy, and Venice International Film Festivals. She is a 2018 Sundance and Turner Fellow, and a 2020 Ucross Fellow.