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SheDoc

SheDoc is a Documentary Australia Foundation initiative to support female documentary filmmakers, proudly supported by Screen NSW 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 a year

  • 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 Screen NSW 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.

SheDoc launched on Wednesday 23rd November.

Applications are open from midday 28 November 2016 and close on 1st March 2017.

Who is eligible?
  • The Applicant for SheDoc must be female and resident in NSW.
  • The Applicant must have a valid ABN and, if required by law, be registered for GST.
  • If the application is related to the development of a project or building strategic audience engagement strategies for a project, the Applicant must own or control all the rights necessary to carry out the project.
How much can I apply for?

The maximum request for any one project is $20,000.

SheDoc funding may not necessarily constitute the full budget for the project. Where required, we encourage applicants explore other sources of funds to support their project.

SheDoc applications cannot be used for retrospective funding or to purchase equipment.

What can I use the funds for?

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.

How and when can I apply?

Applications for SheDoc are open from Monday 28 November 12 midday until 11.55pm 01 March 2017.

Apply by submitting an online application form via this link

https://screennsw.smartygrants.com.au/SheDoc

How will my applications be assessed?

Your application will be competitively assessed against criteria including:

  1. Creative potential of the Applicant, record of experience and the potential for skills development.
  2. The perceived benefits of the proposed program of activity to support the Applicant’s career ambitions and/or the benefit to community.
  3. The appropriateness of the budget and schedule, and the Applicant’s ability to realise the project within it.
  4. Confirmation of agreement or acceptance to a program of study if the project is for professional development in a course, or attachment to an individual or organisation.

Representatives from Documentary Australia and Screen NSW will read all applications and compile a shortlist.

Shortlisted teams will be interviewed by representatives from Documentary Australia and Screen NSW who will jointly make a decision on the successful recipients.

 

What are the terms of funding?

Successful recipients will have a briefing with Documentary Australia Foundation and Screen NSW. At that point we will:

  • discuss any requirements for SheDoc,
  • discuss the timing of your project,
  • provide feedback, and
  • address any questions you may have.

You will need to finalise and execute the SheDoc grant agreement within 30 days from receipt of the agreement, unless otherwise agreed by Documentary Australia Foundation and Screen NSW. If this does not occur, the decision to financially support the project may lapse.

Recipients will be required to submit an interim and final report on the progress and outcome of their fellowship.

Recipients will be expected to present the results of their fellowship in a public forum to be organised by Documentary Australia Foundation and Screen NSW at a time to be agreed.


 

For further information contact:

Lianne Black

Documentary Australia Foundation

Email: lianne@documentaryaustralia.com.au

Tel: 02 9397 1439