- Good Pitch Australia 2014
- Shark Island Development Lab 2018
- Australian Progress Fellowship 2018
As a director, Hollie Fifer’s documentaries are inspired by the true life stories that are too bizarre and courageous to believe.
Hollie’s films have been broadcasted and screened at festivals both within Australia and internationally including CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW SERPENT (NITV), COMMON GROUND (SBS), CORINNA and VERY IMPRESSIVE.
THE OPPOSITION is Hollie’s first documentary feature set in Papua New Guinea and the UK. Following a court injunction brought against The Opposition team in the NSW Supreme Court, the film screened in a redacted version at Hot Docs 2016 while the case was to be heard. Following the filmmaker's court victory, THE OPPOSITION had its full world premiere occurred at IDFA 2016 before going on to win the Grand Prize at the FIFO, screening at the UN Human Rights Council in March 2017 and winning Best Documentary Feature at the Oz Flix Independent Film Awards in 2018.
Hollie was the Documentary Tutor at NIDA between 2013 – 2017 and most recently has been appointed one of four Directors of The Artists Guild – a Melbourne art gallery run for female artists by female artists. Hollie is also the Executive Director of Good Pitch Pasifika linking documentary filmmakers with social change advocates in the Pacific region.
Hollie studied a Bachelor of Film and Television (Hons) at Swinburne University and The Northern Film School in the UK under the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship graduating with First Class Honours and the Award for Creative Excellence. Hollie continued her studies to receive a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability and Social Change followed by a Graduate Diploma of Documentary from the Australian Film Television and Radio School graduating with the Shark Island Prize for Best Social Impact Documentary.
Documentaries researched, developed and produced from a Melbourne Creative Spaces studio