Resources and tools

General

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Check our FAQs, we may have your answer already.

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Our funding model

A short overview of our fundraising model and how it works.

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Logo pack

Download our logos to place on your website or any fundraising collateral and in your film credits.

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Donation form

For supporters who want to keep it old school and make an offline donation.

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Letter to donors

A sample letter which you can give to donors, directing them how to make their donation to your documentary project.

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For documentary filmmakers

Fiscal sponsorship

What is it and who can it be granted to?

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Fiscal Sponsorship Application Guidelines

A helpful guide for when you're submitting an application for fiscal sponsorship.

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Understanding philanthropy

What is philanthropy and how does it work?

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Philanthropic funding

Learn how to seek philanthropic funding.

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Private sector relationships

How to build and maintain effective relationships in the private sector.

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Funding proposals

How to write a great funding proposal for your documentary.

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Responsible asking

What is responsible asking and how to ask for funding responsibly?

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For supporters

Ways to support Documentary Australia

Already donated towards a documentary and want to do more?

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Why give to a documentary?

How giving to a documentary can increase the impact of your philanthropy.

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How to assess documentary proposals

An explanation of the elements of a documentary that a giver needs to consider in a submission for funding.

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Understanding documentary budgets

Interested in supporting a documentary financially but can't make heads or tails of the A-Z budget?

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For not-for-profits

Not-for-profits and documentary

Not-for-profits have a story to tell and filmmakers like to tell stories.

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Documentary as a tool for NFP's advocacy goals

How to assess which documentary will be helpful in furthering your NFP's advocacy goals.

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For educators

Films for the classroom

List of quality docs that have also created comprehensive teaching resources that align with the Australian Curriculum.

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Film festivals and competitions for students

Some of the most popular opportunities available for students to share their work and get recognised

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How to run documentary screenings at school

One of the most powerful ways to engage and inspire students is through film.

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Shooting documentaries on your mobile

Have you got an iPhone, an Android or an iPad? Well you can shoot your very own documentary on your own device.

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Planning to make a documentary at school?

Good planning can save a lot of time, money and headaches. Here's some basic questions to help get you underway.

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Science documentaries for the classroom

A list of really awesome science content which is perfect for the classroom.

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Making science documentaries

Get your creative juices flowing with these helpful hints for making science documentaries.

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Screen It! Documentaries about time

Some clips to help you explore different aspects of time.

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Tips of shot sizes and movement

Take note of these hot tips for students and teachers and get the proper shots you need to tell your stories.

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Editing apps for mobile devices

Some of the easiest apps to help you make your film.

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