The article last in my trilogy looks at an issue close to my heart – Diversity in the field of Virtual Reality.
The entrenched gender imbalance within the film and television sector is well documented, and in recent years there have been great strides to reverse this. However, what of VR – essentially a new medium? Are there parallel issues, given it emerged from the male-dominated tech world? Or could this be a more diverse and inclusive space from the outset? Byron Bay Film Festival director and virtual reality producer J’aimee Skippon-Volke explores diversity initiatives within the VR sector and talks to other women working in this space. Continue reading “Women Pushing for a Different Reality”
The Following is the 1st in a 3 part series of articles for Inside Film Magazine.
Published in the June/July edition this piece looks at the state of play with regards to how film festivals are presenting VR – and which Australian’s are making a splash.
Fresh from Cannes, Byron Bay Film Festival director and virtual reality
producer J’aimee Skippon-Volke outlines how international film festivals are showcasing and supporting immersive projects, and highlights some of the Australian projects succeeding on the world stage.
Continue reading “New Realities of the Festival Circuit”
Australian Immersion returned to Cannes’ NEXT VR – this time with representatives from each of the experiences being highlighted joining me at what is surely the world’s biggest celebration of film.
Continue reading “Cannes 2018”
J’aimee: Here in Australia there’s a lot of policy making around these invisible lines which separate the various States and Territories which make up this wonderful country. In the past what this has often resulted in is missed opportunities for the Country as a whole – while the States battle it out to stake their ground one way or another.
Continue reading “BBFFxGCFF”