Film Victoria levels up at Games Week

Join Film Victoria at Melbourne International Games Week 2018.

As Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration, Melbourne International Games Week (20-28 October) is an exciting time for the entire games sector – professionals and fans included. Local, national and international games talent will converge in the city for a range of conferences, events and activities, including the annual Game Connect Asia Pacific conference (GCAP), and PAX Australia.

Once again, Film Victoria is thrilled to be involved in what is set to be another jam-packed program. As well as being on the ground, we’ll be taking part in a number of industry events. Look out for us at the following.

High Score 2018: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming

Focusing solely on the music and sound art utilised within the video game medium, this one-day event will feature presentations on both the creative and professional side of the industry. You’ll hear about everything from the practices in composing and designing audio for games to creative philosophies, alongside topics such as music rights and royalties and the legal and financial sides of game music composition.

Film Victoria’s Manager – Games and Digital Content Liam Routt will be on the Ask Me Anything: Grants & Money panel at 11.45am-12.15pm, alongside Gemma Bastiani (Pozible) and Kaushali Seneviratne (Creative Victoria).

When: 9am-6:30pm, Saturday 20 October

Where: The Arcade 

Ticket info: $60 - $80

Find out about the sessions and book your place

Funding for Games: from start up to scaling up

Whether you are a developer at seed stage or a studio ready to scale, finding the right funding source can be a complex process of trial and error. In this Creative Exchange event, run in conjunction with Melbourne International Games Week, four key industry insiders will share their experience and perspectives on finding the right funding stream and how to avoid the common pitfalls at each stage of growth.

Moderated by Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher, the panel will be:

  • Blake Mizzi, League of Geeks
  • Bruce Argyle, Community Sector Banking
  • Chris Wright, Surprise Attack and The Treasure Hunters' Fan Club
  • Gemma Bastiani, Pozible

When: 2:00-3:30pm, Monday 22 Oct

Where: MCEC, Level 2, Room 212

Ticket info: Free, however bookings are essential

Find out more and book your place

Youtube Creator Lab with Eystreem at PAX Aus

Part of Victoria’s Digital Creator Program, the Youtube Creator Lab will teach you how to stream and record video games professionally. Live on stage, you’ll see Youtuber and one of Australia’s leading gaming creators Eystreem get a streaming setup with facecam working in under an hour live OR DIES TRYING.

Victoria’s Digital Creator Program is a series of 13 workshops by Changer Studios in partnership with the Victorian Government, jointly funded by Film Victoria, Creative Victoria and the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Resources and Transport.

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When: 12:30-1:30pm, Friday 26 October

Where: PAX Aus, MCEC

Ticket info: $67 as part of a day ticket to PAX, available on the PAX website

Interface at PAX

Interface at PAX Aus is a B2B networking event engineered to connect Australia’s rising development talent with senior members of the local and international games industry. Modelled on the ethos of ‘establish a connection’, Interface at PAX Aus presents a unique opportunity for these upcoming developers to get on the radar of some of the industry’s biggest names. Film Victoria is the Presenting Partner of Interface at PAX Aus 2018.

When: 7-9pm, Friday 26 October

Where: MCEC

Ticket info: Register your interest for this invitation only event by contacting Joel Van Daal

Game for Change lunch

Film Victoria will once again host its annual lunch for women and non-binary games industry professionals. As well as a provocation to the games industry to recognise, celebrate and be more inclusive of women and non-binary games developers, the Game for Change lunch is also a place for attendees to connect, learn from and empower each other.

This year’s guest speaker is Rhianna Pratchett – the award-winning writer and producer whose work includes Rise of the Tomb Raider, Overlord and Heavenly Sword.

Game for Change is an invitation only event.

Melbourne International Games Week 2018 will run from 20-28 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and venues across the city. Melbourne International Games Week is Victorian Government initiative, presented by Creative Victoria in collaboration with Film Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and the Game Developers Association of Australia.

See the full MIGW program on their website.