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Get approved for fiscal sponsorship and start raising funds for your documentary.

Are you currently developing a documentary project?  Have you finished production and needing to fund an impact and outreach campaign? Are you about to start fundraising for your project? 


Apply to have your documentary approved for fiscal sponsorship with DAF and start building partnerships and fundraising for your film using our DGR (Deductible Grant Recipient) Status. This means that donations made to your film are 100% tax-deductible, which is an excellent incentive for funders. Many public and private institutions, along with individual donors, require non-profit status to make tax-deductible donations. By getting approved with DAF you will be able to receive funding from sources you were previously ineligible to receive. For more information about this visit Filmmakers FAQ.

Documentary projects are accepted to DAF only after passing through a review process.

In order to be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

Your project must be a non-fiction film, video or multimedia project.

The project director (or co-director) must have an Australian Business Number.

The project application should reflect your ability to develop a quality project and your ability to identify funding sources. Although your film may be on any social issue, the film must not reflect values that unlawfully disciminate.

If your project is eligible, you will need to submit an application. Submissions are taken each quarter.

To make an application to DAF for sponsorship, you must first sign up below. Once signed into the site, you can fill out an application form and then submit it online for approval.  


Ready to apply? The below links will help you construct your application:

Please note that a non-refundable Application Fee of $165 ($150 + GST) is required before your submission is processed. You must have an Australian Business Number to apply. For further eligibility details please read our Terms & Conditions.


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Application Deadlines


DAF has four application rounds per year, and all projects are reviewed for approval by the Board of Directors.

Please note that all applications must be submitted by COB.

The next application deadlines are:

Weds 25th January 2017

Weds 26th April 2017

Weds 26th July 2017

Weds 25th October 2017 



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