Resources and tools

General

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Check our FAQs, we may have your answer already.

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Our funding model

A short overview of our fundraising model and how it works.

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Donation form

For supporters who want to keep it old school and make an offline donation.

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Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions for working with Documentary Australia Foundation

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For documentary filmmakers

Fiscal sponsorship application guidelines PDF

A helpful guide for when you're submitting an application for fiscal sponsorship.

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Fiscal sponsorship Application Template Google Doc

The fiscal sponsorship application + guidelines in a handy Google Doc for you to draft your submission

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Logo pack

Download our logos to place on your website, fundraising collateral and in your film credits.

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Understanding philanthropy

What is philanthropy and how does it work?

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How to find philanthropic funding

Learn how to seek philanthropic funding.

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Private sector relationships

How to build and maintain effective relationships in the private sector.

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Funding proposals

How to write a great funding proposal for your documentary.

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Responsible asking

What is responsible asking and how to ask for funding responsibly?

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A letter to donors

A sample letter which you can give to donors, directing them how to make their donation to your documentary project.

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Defining your audience

Define your audience for social impact

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For supporters

Ways to support Documentary Australia

Already donated towards a documentary and want to do more?

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Why give to a documentary?

How giving to a documentary can increase the impact of your philanthropy.

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How to assess documentary proposals

An explanation of the elements of a documentary that a giver needs to consider in a submission for funding.

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Understanding documentary budgets

Interested in supporting a documentary financially but can't make heads or tails of the A-Z budget?

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For not-for-profits

Documentary proposals and goals

Understanding the structure of documentary proposals and benefit your organisation’s own advocacy goals.

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For educators

Documentary film and filmmaking for the classroom

Support teachers in using documentary filmmaking to enhance their lessons

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Blog for Educators

documentary film content, filmmaking ideas & inspiration for the classroom.

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Documentary films for the classroom

Engage your students with these inspiring, true stories. All films have curriculum linked lesson plans and toolkits.

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