SheDoc supports female documentary filmmakers

First launched in 2016, SheDoc is a Documentary Australia Foundation initiative to support female documentary filmmakers, proudly supported by CreateNSW and RØDE Microphones.


The fellowship program aims to make a pivotal intervention in a woman’s filmmaking career and is open to women, resident in NSW, working in documentary at any stage of their career and in any key creative role.

This program will benefit women working in lead creative roles in factual and documentaries.

Our aim is to award up to 4 grants every two years

• to encourage new voices;
• to enable skills to be consolidated or developed;
• to assist projects to be kickstarted; and
• to assist in building strategic audience engagement strategies.

By offering funding to facilitate opportunities that are self-directed and of benefit, our aim is to positively intervene in and support women’s filmmaking careers.

SheDoc will support travel, research, mentoring, residencies, skills development, seeding new work and the development of impact strategies using documentary.

SheDoc is not for production funding.

The initiative is funded by private philanthropic support, with funding from CreateNSW and corporate partner RØDE Microphones. In addition to the Fellowship funding, RØDE Microphones will offer each of the SheDoc fellowship recipients audio equipment that best meets their needs. They will also offer consultation and advice to the recipients on audio requirements and techniques.



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