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Documentary Australia is honoured to recognise and support Australian documentaries at the Sydney Film Festival. These are important stories that delve into on-going social issues, to educate and incite change.
Documentary Australia had the pleasure of hosting a night to shine a light on Catherine Scott’s Backtrack Boys, an award-winning documentary shifting views on young people doing it tough.
First launched in 2016, SheDoc is a Documentary Australia Foundation initiative to support female documentary filmmakers, proudly supported by Create NSW and RØDE Microphones.
The 66th Sydney Film Festival has announced the return of Documentary Australia Foundation Award at the 2019 Festival, with 10 finalised and a $10,000 cash prize to the winning film. 
Create NSW has partnered with the Documentary Australia to launch a new round of SheDoc, the targeted initiative supporting female documentary filmmakers with up to $20,000 in funding to undertake self-directed professional development programs.