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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

Documentary Australia 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 action.

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 audiences.

READ an interview with Dr. Mitzi Goldman, CEO Documentary Australia Foundation via GoodPitch2Australia 


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.

Information for filmmakers

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.

Information for donors

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 you love.






Phone:02 9397 1497

Mail:52 Victoria Street - Paddington NSW 2021 - Australia