Filmmaker Support Program

A series of workshops and opportunities to support Australian documentary filmmakers.

Impact and Fundraising Workshop

For filmmakers at all levels, learn how to raise philanthropic funds, build community partnerships and develop an impact strategy for your social impact documentary. 

These one-day workshops are presented by Dr. Mitzi Goldman, Documentarty Australia CEO and other members of our team.
Discussing documentary case studies, the philanthropic sector and how to identify the best partners, funders and advocates for your project to help make your film truly influential.

Upcoming Workshops



Storyworks is an intensive skills development program for documentary filmmakers. We have designed online learning modules and face-to-face masterclasses that can be delivered flexibly from 2-days to across 8 months for 20-30 participants.

Storyworks has been delivered in partnership with Film Victoria and Screenwest.
The course includes 2 major modules:

• How to Develop Partnerships to Attract Philanthropic Funding
• How to Build an Impact Campaign

The program features:

• Online self-paced learning and webinars.
• Workshops, mentoring and feedback to develop your social impact strategic plan, key pitching materials and evaluation framework.
• Case studies and Q&A’s with industry professionals.
• A handbook with templates and resources for impact production and fundraising.

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Check out our free filmmaker resources to get you on the road to becoming  fundraisers and impact strategists for your documentary.

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Fiscal sponsorship

Are you currently making a documentary and need to start fundraising? Maybe you’ve finished the documentary and need to raise more money for an outreach campaign? Have you got impact goals you want to reach but need to find the right impact partners?

Need help submitting your project?

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Executive Producer + Sweethearts Program

Our support is organised at different levels, according to our capacity, with the view to build knowledge in our documentary filmmakers, connect the not-for-profits to great stories and support the philanthropic sector in their giving.

When we identify strong performing projects, either through our workshops or through their online activity in attracting partnerships, we may choose to actively promote and support these best performing projects to our networks.

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