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, we discovered that between 2015 and 2018 only 16% of Scotland’s feature documentaries were directed by women. We launched this campaign in 2019 and since then, we've made progress.  Women now direct 30% of Scotland's documentaries, but we still need to work together as an industry to get to 50%.  


of Scotland’s
feature documentaries are
directed by women

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

  • #MoreWomenDirectors
  • #MakeWomenVisible
  • #OurStoriesTold
  • #SDI5050