Documentary Australia Foundation is a unique and powerful advocate for social change through documentary storytelling
Why We Exist
Bringing compelling stories, important issues and themes into the living
rooms, schools, community centres, corporate world and cinemas of the nation
inspire, educate and connect likeminded people and drive fundamental social
change with long-lasting effects.
The partnerships that result
from the shared interests and passions of philanthropists, charities and
documentary filmmakers can foster important and lasting change.
Who We Are | What We Do
Foundation places documentary stories at the heart of social impact strategies
and campaigns, surrounding the films with coalitions of partners – funders, non
profits, educators, policy makers and community
We are a non profit organisation that facilitates funding and outreach
for social impact documentary storytelling to inspire social awareness and
How We Do It
We add value to these partnerships by granting approved films Deductible
Gift Recipient (DGR) Status, making it possible for philanthropists to
tax-effectively collaborate with filmmakers to tell stories that change lives.
We provide expertise, information, guidance and resources to help each
sector work together to achieve their goals and maximise their social impact
We celebrate social-documentary storytelling of excellence and
provide pathways for audiences to engage with films that capture, shape and
profile social issues and cultural stories .
We enable documentaries to be made and seen by diverse and targeted
DAF was the recipient of the 2013 AIDC Stanley Hawes Award for outsanding contribution to the Australian documentary film industry and was a nominee for the 2015 Sydney Peace Prize - an acknowledgement of the power of documentary as a uniting tool in the pursuit of peace.
Creating a profile and registering
your project is simple. If you’re an Australian filmmaker or producer with a
social impact documetary project that needs support, head to GET APPROVED, follow the prompts, read through our resources and you’ll be
fundraising for your film in no time.
Support social change by donating to a documentary film today. You
can make a tax-deductible donation that we will then gift to the film of your choice or you can support DAF directly.
Visit FILMS to find a documentary project