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Our aim – by 2025, 50% of  Scotland’s documentaries  will be made by women

Our aim
by 2025, 50% of  Scotland’s documentaries  will be made by women

Documentaries help us find truths in a complex world and women have always made great documentaries – just not enough of them. 

The truth is that the British film industry is more male than it was a hundred years ago.   Although documentary is more relevant and popular than ever, only 16% of Scotland’s documentaries are directed by women. As a result, many of the issues that are important to Scotland’s women are not being explored. Many stories will never be told.

Scotland needs an environment where all documentary talent rises.  This Campaign is in response to that need.

Read more about the campaign
  • #MoreWomenDirectors
  • #MakeWomenVisible
  • #OurStoriesTold
  • #SDI5050

16%

of Scotland’s
documentaries are
directed by women

“We have such a wealth of talent in Scotland. I see it – young women who make the most incredibly relevant, exciting, daring work that shows all over the world. We want to keep that talent in Scotland and make sure that talent is supported.”

Emma Davie, Documentary filmmaker and Reader at Edinburgh College of Art

© Photography by CA Media

How you can help

If you would like to provide training, commission or exhibition opportunities for women filmmakers, or if you would like to fundraise on our behalf, please email us at women@scottishdocinstitute.com

You can also donate to the campaign. The more we raise, the more of a difference we will make.

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key sponsor

Scottish Documentary Institute
74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
EH3 9DF, Scotland, UK

UK +44 131 651 5760
women@scottishdocinstitute.com

Scottish Documentary Institute is a Company limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland (SC481435) with charitable status (SC049206)