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DAF's Education Program
DAF's Education Program
DAF's Education Program


$170,000 Raised of 400,000 Goal

Young people need your support today.

You can help young people engage and learn with documentaries. Support young people’s creativity by donating to Documentary Australia's education program - DAF.Ed today!

We know that young people are using technology more than ever and it’s playing an increasingly significant role in their social development. The continued emergence of new information and communication technology represents an important opportunity to engage or re-engage young learners.

  • 16% of teenagers in Australia are not in full time work or study.
  • There is 19.5% gap in attainment of grade 12 between young people from low and high socio-economic areas.
  • Media Arts has become mandatory from years K-12 and there is huge demand for professional learning courses as teachers strive to meet their training quotas (100hrs/5-years in NSW).

The DAF.Ed program is designed to support young people & educators to achieve positive change in education through documentary. Finding your voice is one of the greatest challenges for young people. Working with young people and teachers in educational initiatives that use documentary as a central tool, enhances their skill base, empowers and guides them to communicating their story, learnings and their point of view, and participate and contribute creatively to their educational experience.


  • Build media literacy of teachers and young people by providing professional development in documentary filmmaking and how to use documentaries within teaching practice
  • Enhance student engagement by providing accessible and relevant documentary resources for the classroom
  • Elevate sharing of stories amongst teachers, schools and young people to advance education in Australia


Our Youth and Education program is one of six new program areas that DAF is building with the support of Screen Australia. Dusseldorp Skills Forum, James Kirby Foundation, WeirAnderson Foundation and Westpac have partnered with us to develop DAF.Ed and we now need more partners to share in the impact of its implementation. 

Please contact Lianne at Documentary Australia to discuss how you an help to grow the program on: 02 9397 1439 lianne@documentaryaustralia.com.au


Over the next year we aim to implement this important program. We have been working with teachers and an advisory group of educational professionals to identify the gaps and map the program to the sector's needs.

Now we need your help to make it happen! Your tax-deductible donation can help us in the following ways:

  • $5,000 can help us train 25 teachers to teach their students using documentary filmmaking 
  • $10,000 can help us create & test a ‘prototype’ of our documentary streaming program for schools
  • $15,000 can help us develop new curriculum-based educational materials 
  • $30,000 can help us work intensively with a school, community & business collaborative documentary film project
  • $50,000 can help us develop an online learning area to deliver awesome documentary film resources & training to teachers
  • Or become a Major Project Partner and contribute $100,000 towards the development of the entire program. We’re looking for 2-3 Major Project Partners to join us over the next 2-years to develop and grow the program to be financially sustainable within three years.

If you need further information please don't hesitate to contact Lianne at Documentary Australia on: 02 9397 1439 lianne@documentaryaustralia.com.au

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Dusseldorp Forum


December 14, 2015 12:00 AM
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Phone:02 9397 1497

Mail:52 Victoria Street - Paddington NSW 2021 - Australia