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Documentary Australia Foundation is a unique and powerful advocate for social change through documentary storytelling  

What we do

We enable documentaries to be made, seen and have positive social impact.

How we do it 

We place documentary at the heart of social impact campaigns, surrounding the films with funders, not-for-profits, educators, policy-  makers and community to  maximise social impact.

We provide approved films with Deductible Gift Recipient Status, and act as their fiscal sponsor, 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 promote social documentary storytelling and provide pathways for audiences to engage with films that capture, shape and profile social issues and cultural stories.

Why we do it

We know greater access to the very best documentaries and their impact campaigns catalyses social awareness and ultimately change. The amplified visibility of diverse voices and powerful stories engages audiences with social issues and motivates them to act on the issues that affect society.


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