Resources and tools
Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? Check our FAQs, we may have your answer already.
Our funding model
A short overview of our fundraising model and how it works.
For supporters who want to keep it old school and make an offline donation.
Terms and conditions
Terms and Conditions for working with Documentary Australia Foundation
Uluru Statement from the Heart - Study Guide
Educational resource produced by filmmaker Rachel Perkins and Law Professor Megan Davis.
For documentary filmmakers
Setting the Scene for Greener Screens
This document is designed to be the starting point for integrating sustainable production practices into your work as a filmmaker.
Fiscal sponsorship application guidelines PDF
A helpful guide for when you're submitting an application for fiscal sponsorship.
Fiscal sponsorship Application Template Google Doc
The fiscal sponsorship application + guidelines in a handy Google Doc for you to draft your submission
For Approved Filmmakers to download our logos to place on your website, fundraising collateral and in your film credits.
What is philanthropy and how does it work?
How to find philanthropic funding
Learn how to seek philanthropic funding.
Private sector relationships
How to build and maintain effective relationships in the private sector.
How to write a great funding proposal for your documentary.
What is responsible asking and how to ask for funding responsibly?
A letter to donors
A sample letter which you can give to donors, directing them how to make their donation to your documentary project.
Defining your audience
Define your audience for social impact
Applying for a philanthropic grant
Grant applications requiring a DGR or NFP status must be carried out by Documentary Australia Foundation on your behalf.
Safe + Secure Handbook
A handbook by DocSociety containing the best resources we could find on safety and security issues facing documentary filmmakers
Ways to support Documentary Australia
Already donated towards a documentary and want to do more?
Why give to a documentary?
How giving to a documentary can increase the impact of your philanthropy.
How to assess documentary proposals
An explanation of the elements of a documentary that a giver needs to consider in a submission for funding.
Understanding documentary budgets
Interested in supporting a documentary financially but can't make heads or tails of the A-Z budget?
Documentary film and filmmaking for the classroom
Support teachers in using documentary filmmaking to enhance their lessons
Blog for Educators
documentary film content, filmmaking ideas & inspiration for the classroom.
Documentary films for the classroom
Engage your students with these inspiring, true stories. All films have curriculum linked lesson plans and toolkits.