Documentary Australia Foundation is a unique and powerful advocate for social change through storytelling
Who we are
Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) is the nation's only independent non-profit organisation that creates social impact through documentary film. Founded in 2008, we make it possible for philanthropists to tax-effectively collaborate with filmmakers to tell stories that change lives.
What we do
DAF is a unique and powerful advocate for social change through storytelling. We inspire and nurture partnerships between documentary filmmakers, philanthropists, corporate and not-for-profit organisations.
We add value to these partnerships by providing a funding platform, expertise and resources to help them achieve their goals and maximise their social impact. We receive and manage grants and donations as well as provide pathways for audiences to engage with issues.
We support the production of films that capture, shape and profile Australian culture and society and which inspire change on a global level.
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.
The big picture since 2008
$10.8m raised in funds
350 documentaries approved
2462 donations made
$6.9m raised through GoodPitch2 Australia
$635k in online donations (since 2014)