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%.
feature documentaries are
directed by women
Scotland needs an environment where all documentary talent rises. This Campaign is in response to that need.