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”



I’ve been working with the Byron Bay Film Festival for over a decade, taking the helm in 2008. The festival has evolved so much over the years – we’ve got luxury cars and the attention of A-Listers… We provide a platform for important films, issues and the work of established filmmakers while kickstarting and supporting emerging filmmakers from Australia and around the world. And we’ve been introducing Filmmakers to VR since we got our DK1 kit over 4 years ago.

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