Recognising Brilliant Women
The Women in Games Fellowship is an incredibly exciting opportunity for me to be able to learn a lot and level up in 2017 - Lisy Kane
Launched in February 2016, the Women in Games (WIG) Fellowships assists women to undertake key creative, management and/or leadership roles in the games sector, with the aim of helping to address the low representation of women working professionally in the Victorian games industry.
The 2016 WIG Fellowship program supported Katie Gall, Brooke Maggs, Kalonica Quigley, Giselle Rosman, Kamina Vincent, and Lisy Kane to undertake a range of local and international opportunities which assisted them to expand their skills, talent and knowledge relative to their individual needs
Women in Leadership Development Initiative
It provided me with a stronger sense of how to use the diversity of skills and experiences within my team to better solve strategic challenges - Gabrielle Oldaker
Launched in 2015, in partnership with the Natalie Miller Fellowship, the Women in Leadership Development Initiative (WILD) initiative offers Victorian women up to $10,000 to undertake targeted professional skills development which will help them achieve their leadership aspirations by acquiring the business skills and expertise to confidently pursue leadership prospects.
Along with Gabrielle, Britt Arthur, Philippa Campey, Rachel Davis and Leanne Tonkes received fellowships in 2016, allowing them to tailor bespoke development opportunities to help them achieve their business and leadership ambitions.
Jill Robb Award
Jill Robb was the inaugural CEO of the Victorian Film Corporation (now Film Victoria) and a member of the Film Victoria Board from 1983-1989. As a producer and executive Jill has been a role model for many screen practitioners, particularly women working in the screen sector.
The Jill Robb Award recognises Victorian female screen practitioners who demonstrate leadership in the industry and who have attained international recognition for their exceptional work.
In 2016 Fiona Eagger and Deb Cox of Every Cloud Productions, the duo behind drama detective series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Gods of Wheat Street shared this Award for their outstanding leadership, achievement and service to the industry.
Past recipients of the Jill Robb Award include:
Sonya Pemberton (pictured), Producer/ Director (2015)
Nadia Tass, Director (2014)
Jill Bilcock, Editor (2013)
Sue Maslin, Producer (2012)
Greg Tepper Award
The Greg Tepper Award is presented at Film Victoria's annual Seen & Screened event to an outstanding early to mid-career screen practitioner.
The following talented women have been recognised for their notable body of work and accomplishment in their field:
Kitty Green (pictured), Director (2017)
Robyn Butler (Gristmill), Writer/Producer (2016)
Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, Producers (2015)
Joanna Werner, Producer (2014)
Sophie Byrne, Producer (2011)
Nicole Minchin, Producer (2010)
Philippa Campey, Producer (2009)
Beth Frey, Producer (2001)
Ana Kokkinos, Director (1995)
Held during Melbourne International Games Week, Film Victoria sponsors the annual Women in Games lunch which brings together women working in the games industry, providing a unique opportunity to network and be inspired by other women who have achieved success in the games industry.
Film Victoria is a founding supporter of the Natalie Miller Fellowship which recognises and nurtures the next generation of female leaders in the Australian screen community, to inspire them to achieve outstanding success at the most senior levels of the business.