Resources and tools
Frequently Asked Questions
Got a question? Check our FAQs, we may have your answer already.
Our funding model
A short overview of our fundraising model and how it works.
Download our logos to place on your website or any fundraising collateral and in your film credits.
For supporters who want to keep it old school and make an offline donation.
Letter to donors
A sample letter which you can give to donors, directing them how to make their donation to your documentary project.
For documentary filmmakers
What is it and who can it be granted to?
Fiscal Sponsorship Application Guidelines
A helpful guide for when you're submitting an application for fiscal sponsorship.
What is philanthropy and how does it work?
Learn how to seek philanthropic funding.
Private sector relationships
How to build and maintain effective relationships in the private sector.
How to write a great funding proposal for your documentary.
What is responsible asking and how to ask for funding responsibly?
Ways to support Documentary Australia
Already donated towards a documentary and want to do more?
Why give to a documentary?
How giving to a documentary can increase the impact of your philanthropy.
How to assess documentary proposals
An explanation of the elements of a documentary that a giver needs to consider in a submission for funding.
Understanding documentary budgets
Interested in supporting a documentary financially but can't make heads or tails of the A-Z budget?
Films for the classroom
List of quality docs that have also created comprehensive teaching resources that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Film festivals and competitions for students
Some of the most popular opportunities available for students to share their work and get recognised
How to run documentary screenings at school
One of the most powerful ways to engage and inspire students is through film.
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.
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.
Science documentaries for the classroom
A list of really awesome science content which is perfect for the classroom.
Making science documentaries
Get your creative juices flowing with these helpful hints for making science documentaries.
Screen It! Documentaries about time
Some clips to help you explore different aspects of time.
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.
Editing apps for mobile devices
Some of the easiest apps to help you make your film.