‘Tall Poppy’ from Justine Moyle, one of the inaugural SheDoc recipients. 

Create NSW and the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) have again partnered on SheDoc, an initiative which provides female documentary filmmakers with up to $20,000 to undertake self-directed professional development programs.

The fund is open to NSW-based female documentary filmmakers at any stage of their career. It be used to support travel, research, mentoring, residencies, skills development, the seeding of new work and the development of impact strategies using documentary. The aim is to award up to three grants.

Create NSW executive director for investment and engagement Elizabeth W. Scott said: “In SheDoc’s inaugural year we supported three exciting documentary filmmakers – Justine Moyle, Gemma Quilty and Georgia Plummer Quinn – to work with some incredible mentors and experience programs that made a real impact on their development.

“Initiatives like this have already helped to change the dial and widen the opportunities for female documentary makers across the Australian screen industry, so it’s exciting to partner with Documentary Australia once more to continue this support.”

DAF CEO Mitzi Goldman, said: “Many talented women in the documentary sector find themselves working in supportive roles such as editing and producing. Their skills are critical to successful documentaries, yet they are often less visible when the films are honoured.

“We encourage women who have been working behind the camera, at the editing bench or in producing roles to step into directing, writing or impact producing and seek opportunities to develop themselves professionally, no matter how long they have worked in the industry.”

Applications are open now and close February 17. To apply or for more info, go here.

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