Leanne Tonkes. 

The Victorian State Government has unveiled the recipients of two new fellowships designed to pave the way for more women in leadership positions within the screen industry.

Eleven women working across Victoria’s film, television and digital games sectors have been awarded Film Victoria fellowships totalling $186,000.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the government was taking a proactive approach to developing local talent and bolstering equality in the state’s creative industries.

“These dynamic women each have an impressive track record and strong leadership potential – I look forward to their growing contribution to the industry and to our creative state,” he said. 

The Women in Games Fellowship and the Film Victoria-Natalie Miller Fellowship Women in Leadership Development Initiative (phew) aim to provide development opportunities for women to build their leadership skills and professional expertise.

The fellowships and bursaries, fully funded by Film Victoria, are tailored to strategically develop the career of the recipient with activities ranging from international placements and formal training to mentorships.

“The recipients bring diverse perspectives and value to the Victorian Screen industry. The fellowships will enable them to further their careers and pursue leadership roles strengthening the sector as a whole,” said Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi.  

“The Natalie Miller Fellowship congratulates the five outstanding Victorian women who have the opportunity to further their leadership goals through this exciting funding initiative with Film Victoria,” said Natalie Miller Fellowship President Sue Maslin.

Women in Games recipients:

• Giselle Rosman, IDGA Melbourne branch director and part of the Hipster Whale team
• Kamina Vincent, Mountains co-founder
• Lisy Kane, Girl Geek Academy co-founder
• Katie Gall, games PR and marketing specialist
• Brooke Maggs, writer and game designer
• Kalonica Quigley, 3D artist

Film Victoria-Natalie Miller Fellowship Women in Leadership Development initiative recipients:

• Britt Arthur, Australian International Documentary Conference CEO
• Philippa Campey, Film Camp producer and founder
• Rachel Davis, children’s television specialist
• Gabrielle Oldaker, film marketer
• Leanne Tonkes, producer

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