Documentary Australia

Impact Partner Network


Documentary Australia has spent years developing and fostering strategic partnerships with a range
of stakeholders and sectors in order to ensure that important stories are told, funded, seen and have impact.

Industry Partnerships

Documentary Australia has been honoured to present the Documentary Australia Award for Best Australian Documentary at the Sydney Film Festival since 2012.
Please note: we play no role in selecting the films in the competition or judging the winner.

We value our strong partnership with DocPlay, the home of documentary content in Australia and New Zealand. We have our own dedicated Documentary Australia page, populated exclusively by titles approved and supported by us.

We’re thrilled to partner with ACMI in Fed Square to focus on storytelling to amplify voices, spark connections and inspire change through events, screenings and more in Melbourne.

Impact Partner Network


Documentary Australia’s Impact Partner Network is a coalition of advocates, educators and change-makers. We value these partners as critical actors maximising the potential of our films to raise awareness, spark conversation and facilitate action. Our Impact Partners have an interest in at least one of our seven impact areas and use our films as tools for engagement in their activities and campaigns.


Our Impact Partner Network contributions to documentaries:

Benefits of partnering with Documentary Australia:

For more information or to join our Impact Partner Network, please contact Sharlene Dadd, Partnerships and Development Director, at

We use stories to incite action and create impact on vital social issues

Annual Impact Report 2022-2023

In FY22-23, Documentary Australia continued its commitment to empowering filmmakers to create and share compelling narratives to drive meaningful social impact.

The financial year saw a growth in the demand for documentary and the presence of Documentary Australia-supported films across various release options. Our commitment also extends beyond the lens, encompassing partner and industry engagement that elevates the collective impact of our endeavours.

Our dedicated community of donors play a pivotal role in our success. Your generous support enables us to bring powerful stories to life and to create real impact on the issues that matter most.