Women Pushing for a Different Reality

Diversity is real

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”

New Realities of the Festival Circuit

IF magazine article

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.

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