A B O U T D A F
WE ARE A UNIQUE AND POWERFUL ADVOCATE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH DOCUMENTARY FILM.
Documentary Australia Foundation is Australia’s only not-for-profit that fosters social impact through documentary storytelling. We enable documentaries to be made, seen and have positive social impact.
By placing documentaries at the heart of social impact campaigns, surrounding the films with funders, not-for-profits, educators, policy-makers and community, we maximise social impact.
Our expertise, information, guidance and resources help each sector work together to achieve their goals and maximise their social impact.
We act as a fiscal sponsor for documentary films, providing them with Deductible Gift Recipient Status, which makes it possible for philanthropists to tax-effectively collaborate with filmmakers to tell stories that change lives.
We promote social documentary storytelling of excellence and provide pathways for audiences to engage with films that capture, shape and profile social issues and cultural stories.
Greater access to the very best documentaries and their impact campaigns catalyses social awareness and ultimately change. Amplified visibility of diverse voices and powerful stories engages audiences with social issues and motivates them to act on the issues that affect society.
We support documentary films that inspire change across a broad range of issues.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE
YOUTH & EDUCATION
Since 2008, we’ve approved hundreds of documentary projects for fiscal sponsorship with close to 5000 individual donors showing support.
Over ten years we’ve raised over $20m, with $14m raised as co-hosts of GoodPitch2 Australia.
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.
Please join our powerful storytelling movement and support social impact documentary.
We are seeking multi-year corporate and individual partners to contribute to the funding that keeps us doing the work we do.
Support a social change issue by making a tax-deductible donation to an impact documentary film.
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Are you currently developing a documentary project with a clear impact goal? Have you finished production and are needing to fund an impact and outreach campaign? Are you about to start fundraising for your documentary project?
Apply today for our fiscal sponsorship program
and start raising funds for your documentary tax-effectively.