Director Jennifer Peedom was awarded the $25,000 David and Joan Williams Documentary Fellowship at the Sydney Film Festival last week.

The fellowship, which was established by Foxtel boss Kim Williams AM to honour his parents, was presented by Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) executive director Joost den Hartog.

Peedom directed the award-winning Solo (alongside David Michôd), about Andrew McAuley's attempted solo kayak expedition across the world's most treacherous ocean, and, more recently, Living The End – three stories about travelling towards death.

Solo won an AFI Award, FCCA and ADG Award while Living the End has been nominated at the Banff World Media Awards.

The fellowship, valued at up to $25,000, is given in the form of grants and will be overseen by filmmakers Bob Connolly and Victoria Treole and by an AIDC panel initially comprised of Connolly, Treole, AIDC board member Julia Overton and the AIDC's Joost den Hartog.

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