“Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach them how to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.”
At Documentary Australia, we are committed to building sector capacity and equipping filmmakers with the knowledge, skills and resources required to utilise and scale our model. We are proud to support the passionate, skilled and creative documentary filmmakers who apply for Documentary Australia approval.
Join our Filmmaker Hub
Our Filmmaker Hub was launched in 2022 for all filmmakers of approved Documentary Australia films. The hub aims to meet our filmmaker community’s desire for more opportunities for engagement and the ability to share knowledge and experiences with fellow creatives. This private digital community, hosted on Workplace, provides resources via our knowledge library, free capacity building learning modules across a range of topics including impact, communications, finance, and evaluation, as well as channels for filmmakers to connect, discuss and share.
Our 101 Workshops are a core offering of Documentary Australia, introducing filmmakers to the philanthropic and impact paradigms with a mixture of theory and practical skills development. The three sessions are presented by our CEO Dr Mitzi Goldman.
100% of surveyed attendees last year rated the workshop good or excellent, agreed that their objectives have been met and would recommend the workshop to others.
“The webinar really enticed me to pursue philanthropic funding as an effective tool to help fund my film.” – Filmmaker
“It was really insightful and will definitely shape how I approach the impact campaign … It was immensely eye-opening and helpful.” – Filmmaker
Documentary Australia Logo Pack
Offline Donation Form
Financial Details Form
Safe & Secure Handbook
Offline Application Form
Would you like tips and advice on how to effectively fundraise for your project? Read our information guides, templates and snapshots of successful fundraising stories below.
Interested in submitting a grant via Documentary Australia? Read our checklist here and email firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: We need at least 4 weeks notice
Applying for a philanthropic grant
Private sector relationships
How to find philanthropic funding
A Letter to donors
Defining your audience
Impact Resources and Templates
Looking to maximise the impact of your film but not sure where to start? These key resources and templates should help.
Impact strategy template
2-page impact case for support template
Press release template
Evaluation Resources and Templates
We all know that documentary films can have powerful and far reaching impacts, but how do you capture that? View our monitoring and evaluation guides and templates below.