Documentary Australia

Impact and Fundraising 101 Workshop

Three digital workshop sessions for documentary filmmakers and impact producers.

Event Details

Registrations close 19 June 2024 at 5:00 pm

20 June 2024 - 24 June 2024


10:00 am - 5:30 pm


Digital Webinar


Explore philanthropy, building partnerships, developing successful Impact strategies at our upcoming webinars.

Do you need to raise vital funds for your impact documentary project?
Are you looking to understand the philanthropic landscape and how to secure strategic partners? Or, do you want to workshop your documentary project?

Dr. Mitzi Goldman will be taking you through how to develop your case for support, key steps in finding philanthropic funders, building relationships and soliciting support.

1 x 2.5-hour morning workshop, 1 x 3 hour afternoon workshop on Thursday, 20 June 2024

1) Fundraising & philanthropy 101 (10am – 12.30pm AEST)

An introduction to the world of philanthropy and different fundraising mechanisms, including different fundraising strategies.

2) Defining your Impact strategies & campaigns 101 (2:30pm – 5:30pm AEST)

An introduction to creating impact with documentary, from defining goals, identifying audiences and designing strategy.

3-hour afternoon workshop on Monday, 24 June 2024

3) Pitching your project (2:30pm – 5:30pm AEST)*

An opportunity for attendees to develop and deliver their project pitch and receive feedback. This is a great opportunity to tap into a wealth of industry knowledge for all filmmakers.

* Pre-requisite for this workshop is ‘Defining your Impact strategies’. Max. 10 participants per pitching workshop, if number are greater the group will be split into two sessions

Attendees will be given an opportunity to deliver their project pitch and receive feedback. This is a great opportunity to tap into a wealth of industry knowledge for all filmmakers.

How It Works:

These workshops are designed to provide those who attend with a number of takeaways essential to developing a successful fundraising and impact campaign. The workshops can be taken individually, but it is recommended filmmakers partake in all three sessions to gain the most benefits, including:

• A clearer understanding and definition of strategy development and campaign design;

• An insight into how to effectively fundraise;

• Demonstrations of effective methods for developing long-lasting partner relationships;

• Demystifying the numerous distribution and marketing platforms that are available;

• Providing tools for developing meaningful and effective impact assessment;

• Giving filmmakers and impact producers an idea of major players in the space

Cost: $75 per session or $200 for all three

Upcoming Webinars:
1) Fundraising in the Philanthropic sector;
2) Defining Impact strategies;
3) Workshopping your own project.

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“This was an inspiring and informative workshop that gave me a clearer understanding of seeking potential funding.”

“Thank you for nurturing our futures in film making!”

“Mitzi was extremely encouraging and generous with her wisdom.”

From workshop participants in 2023: 

  • 100% rated 101 workshops good or excellent.
  • Over 90% agreed that objectives for the webinars were met, they would recommend the webinars to others, and they were provided with useful tools and resources.


  • Thursday 03 OCTOBER (2 sessions) + Tuesday 08 OCTOBER 2024 (1 session)