Prof. Lena Thiele

Prof. Lena Thiele
Digital Narratives – Art & Design

Lena Thiele, author and creative director of the Berlin-based media company Miiqo Studios UG, has been designing and producing award-winning digital media formats such as web series, interactive storytelling formats and games since 2003.

Her main focus is on the creative combination of state-of-the-art technology and high-quality journalistic content to create innovative formats that intensively involve the recipient and create an experience.

The production, the web series netwars/out of CTRL, has received numerous awards including the SXSW Innovation Award for Best Visual Media Experience, the Grimme Online Award and the Prix Italia 2015.

Since 2012, as Head of Studies and Trainer, she has developed the Audience Design Training Program at TorinoFilmLab. In addition, she worked as a trainer for international programs and universities such as the Dok Leipzig NetLab, Berlinale Residency, the HFF Munich, Filmakademie Ludwigsburg, or the ZHdK and as a consultant for the international media industry. In recent years she has been a member of the jury of the International Digital Emmy® Award in the non-fiction sector on several occasions. In 2018 she was a member of the jury of the Grimme Online Award. Lena Thiele completed her studies at the Berlin University of the Arts with a Magister Artium degree.


AWARDS (Selection)

Prix Italia, Best Transmedia Experience  for »Netwars – Out of CTRL« (2015) Grimme Online, Knowledge and Education for »Netwars – Out of CTRL« (2015)  SXSW/South by Southwest Interaction Innovation Award for Best Visual Media Experience for »Netwars – Out of CTRL« (2015) Preis für crossmediale Programminnivationen for »Netwars – Out of CTRL« (2015)  Deutscher Digital Award, Bronze, Category Website, Mobile and Stationary for »Netwars – Out of CTRL« (2015) Japan Award for Best Work Creative Frontier for »Netwars – Out of CTRL« (2014) The FWA – Site of the Day (2014)REMI Winner Worldfest Houston for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2013) Focal International Award 2012 for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) Best Webdocumentary France24/RFI 2012 for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) Nominated for Deutsch-Französischer Journalistenpreis 2012 for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) In Competition: FIPA 2012 mit »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) Nominated for WEBTV Festival 2012 for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) Nominated for France 24-RFI Web Documentary Award for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) Nominated for Prix Europa for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2012) Nominated for DocLab Award for »Farewell Comrades! Interactive« (2011) Deutscher Entwicklerpreis / Best Mobile Actiongame: Project: »Werner: Haat am Ball« (2006) Deutscher Entwicklerpreis / Best Mobile Strategy Game for »Armored Forces« (2006)


»My work has been shaped by the transformation of digitalization. It is an exciting time to be in as we have the rare opportunity to reshape and co-create the way stories are being told and how we can connect people through story by using the innovation of digital technology to create a real human emotional experience.«


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