Film Victoria

Manager, Games and Digital Content opening at Film Victoria

Manager, Games and Digital Content
• Part-time – 3 days per week
• Fixed-term until 8 January 2016 (maternity leave replacement)

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria. We invest in projects and people, and promote Victoria as a world-class production destination nationally and internationally.

DMD Brad Giblin Film Victoria discusses gaming, accessiblility guidelines

DMD Brad Giblin Film Victoria discusses gaming, accessiblility guidelines and funding policies

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At the recent Disability Meets Digital event in the UK, Brad Giblin of Film Victoria presented a talk giving insight into the process behind the guidelines. He also covered what accessibility means in the games industry compared to other industries, and success stories from over the past year – including how the guidelines have influenced national government funding, providing a template for games funding in other countries and indeed any kind of digital media funding.

http://igda-gasig.org/events/film-victoria-update-a-game-accessibility-s...

12 game projects supported in Film Victoria's new two funding programs for games

In a striking contrast to the latest funding round from Screen N.S.W's Interactive Media Fund where $300,000 went mostly to app development and none towards games projects, today Film Victoria announced that 12 Victorian games projects will share over $540,000 through their "Screen Development - Games" and "Screen Marketing - Games Release" funding initiatives. The projects given the green light from Film Victoria are:

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The GDC 2012 Breakfast Club

This is the tsumea GDC 2012 Breakfast Club. No, they aren't a rag tag mix-match of high school students but a carefully selected team of the finest games developers that Australia and New Zealand has to offer. And whilst these guys weren't exactly confined to the local high school library, they were instead situated somewhere more chaotic and undoubtedly more stranger.

Week 1 of the 2011 Play Well Cup

The first week has ended for the 2011 Play Well Cup, a 6-week Starcraft 2 tournament between local games developers and online/media companies, with all donations and proceeds going to the Child's Play charity. It's an exciting event instigated by James Croft who was inspired by the work of popular Starcraft 2 game casters on youtube as well as the distinct lack of local Starcraft 2 action.

Film Victoria announces The Games Investment Programme

The Games Investment Programme assists Victorian games developers to create a diverse range of games for any distribution platform with an emphasis on technical, creative or design innovation.

This programme recognises the need to support games developers to create a prototype or full game on any distribution platform. It assists games developers to create original IP, attract further investment, reach a targeted audience, and ultimately strengthen Victoria's screen industry.

Victorian Government halves Digital Media Fund

Screenplay reports that Melbourne game developers have suffered a set back as support supplied by Film Victoria's Digital Media Fund has been halved by the Victorian Government. The Digital Media Fund has been extremely beneficial for the Melbourne games industry in sparking new opportunities and helping developers realise their goals.