filmvicFilm Victoria will be running its Women in Games fellowship for a second year in 2017.

The program, which aims to assist women to undertake fellowships across the gaming community in Victoria, was run for the first time this year and provided opportunities to 6 approved applicants.

Fellowships are a key part in providing much needed experience and on the job training within the industry. The Women in Games fellowship hopes to address the current gender imbalance within the games industry, both locally and internationally. According to Film Victoria, 8.7% of related video game creator positions are held by women, a startling small statistic when you think about it. The good news is, that stat certainly won’t stay that low for long.

We’re taking a proactive approach to developing local talent and bolstering equality in our creative industries.

– Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley

There’s no date for entry submissions just yet, but we’ll keep you all informed when the info drops. In the meantime, head over to the Film Victoria website to find more information on the fellowship and previous winners.

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