SheDoc 2024 – Applications
Documentary Australia and Screen Queensland have opened applications for SheDoc, which will support up to six Queensland-based female documentary filmmakers in travel, research, and development of their projects.
The goal of SheDoc 2024 is to develop and foster women’s voices exploring varied and nuanced perspectives on issues that affect the lives of women, and to support creative and leadership aspirations amongst female-identifying documentary filmmakers.
Up to $10,000 to $30,000 is available per recipient. In addition to support from the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland, the grants are made possible by the estate of James Simpson Love, with the additional support of the Nelson Meers Foundation.
The grants are open to Queensland-resident documentary makers at any stage of their career, who are working or pursuing careers in key creative roles including editing, sound and cinematography. Practitioners can apply for funding to pursue a range of professional development opportunities, including but not limited to course tuition, mentoring, conference registration, consultant fees, research, travel and accommodation.
Formed in 2016, the SheDoc Fellowship was established by Documentary Australia to address the significant underrepresentation of women in key creative roles in media and documentary filmmaking. The program fits within Documentary Australia’s seven key focus areas: Environment, Youth & Education, Indigenous, Human Rights & Social Justice, Health & Wellbeing, Women & Girls, and The Arts.
Applications are encouraged from women from under-represented backgrounds, including those identifying as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, living with disability and based in regional and remote areas.