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Changes to the Documentary Program assessment criteria

The Gender Matter five-point plan proposed changes have been reviewed and unanimously agreed to by the Gender Matters Taskforce.

Screen Australia has removed the required time limits on credit eligibility from all documentary programs and will add gender diversity as well as cultural diversity as a consideration for funding decisions across all relevant Screen Australia programs.

These changes, which were proposed in the Gender Matters five-point plan, have been reviewed and unanimously agreed to by the Gender Matters Taskforce.

Fiona Cameron, Chief Operating Officer at Screen Australia says, “These are simple but significant additions to the approach Screen Australia takes to assessment that can be actioned immediately. Assessment will continue to be based on merit, however the gender and cultural diversity of the team, while to date informally considered, will now formally be a factor taken into account. We have also recognised that careers, particularly for women, are not always linear. The removal of the time limit on credits that were applicable to some of our programs is designed to encourage increased participation for those who find it necessary to take time out of the industry.”