2016 Natalie Miller Fellowship recipient Sasha Close on her journey so far

Natalie Miller and Sasha Close. (Photo credit: Peter Jackson)

Applications are open for the annual Natalie Miller Fellowship, a $20,000 grant designed to support female leaders..

Established six years ago, the fellowship is open to all women working in the screen industry, and aims to offer financial assistance to allow the recipient to undertake attachments, mentorships, secondments and the like..

Last year.s recipient was Sasha Close, who is both film programming manager for South Australia.s Wallis Cinemas, and a consultant for 20 regional cinemas across Australia..

As part of her fellowship Close was keen to explore how a cinema chain operates in a different territory, and will be jetting off to the UK in two weeks to undertake a secondment with Picturehouse Cinemas. Once there, she will shadow key personnel in programming and marketing and view operations. Close said Picturehouse seem to be a really .innovative circuit..

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