Screen Australia launch Gender Matters campaign to boost female participation

Screen Australia launch Gender Matters campaign to boost female participation

Screen Australia has today announced a $5 million plan to address the gender imbalance in the Australian film industry.

The package of initiatives will be rolled out over the next three years under the Gender Matters banner, with a focus on funding female led projects.

$3 million will be allocated to assisting female led creative teams, while $2 million will be used for marketing and industry networking.

It comes as Australian women make up 16 percent of directors, 32 percent of producers and 23 percent of screenwriters in the Australian film sector.

The organisation said the aim of the initiative is to increase the skills of the females already in the industry.

“We want to create sustainable and self-generating careers, that will be used to support women to build a range and breadth of skills in this industry for the long-term,” Screen Australia said in a statement.

A Gender Matters task force has been established to assist in implementing the initiative.

To read more about Gender Matters download the report here.

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