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Impact & Fundraising 101 for Documentary

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Three upcoming digital workshop sessions for documentary filmmakers and impact producers.

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Join us to learn all about philanthropy, building partnerships, developing successful impact strategies and workshop your project through our upcoming webinars.

Do you need to raise vital funds for your impact documentary project?

Are you looking to understand the philanthropic landscape and how to secure strategic partners? Or, do you want to workshop your documentary project?

Dr. Mitzi Goldman (CEO) and Clara Williams Roldan (Impact Director) will take you through how to develop your case for support, key steps in finding philanthropic funders, building relationships and soliciting support.

2 x 2.5-hour webinars on Thursday 9th September

1) Fundraising & philanthropy 101 (10am - 12.30pm AEDT)

An introduction to the world of philanthropy and different fundraising mechanisms, including different fundraising strategies.

2) Impact strategies & campaigns 101(2:00pm - 4:30pm AEDT)

An introduction to creating impact with documentary, from defining goals, identifying audiences and designing strategy.

2.5 -hour workshop on Tuesday 13th September

3) Pitching your project (3:00pm - 5:00pm AEDT)*

An opportunity for attendees to develop and deliver their project pitch and receive feedback. This is a great opportunity to tap into a wealth of industry knowledge for all filmmakers.

* Pre-requisite for this workshop is 'Defining your impact strategies'. Max. 10 participants per pitching workshop, if numbers are greater the group will be split into two sessions


How It Works:

These workshops are designed to attendees with a number of takeaways essential to developing a successful fundraising and impact campaign. The workshops can be taken individually, but it is recommended filmmakers partake in all three session to gain the most benefits, including:

• A clearer understanding and definition of strategy development and campaign design;

• An insight into how to effectively fundraise;

• Demonstrations of effective methods for developing long-lasting partner relationships;

• Demystifying the numerous distribution and marketing platforms that are available;

• Providing tools for developing meaningful and effective impact assessment;

• Giving filmmakers and impact producers an idea of major players in the space


Cost: $75 per session or $200 for all three!

Upcoming Webinars:

1) Fundraising & philanthropy 101;

2) Impact strategies & campaigns 101;

3) Pitching your project.

Email annie@documentaryaustralia.com.au with any questions.



”This was an inspiring and informative workshop that gave me a clearer understanding of seeking potential funding.”

“Thank you for nurturing our futures in film making!”

“Mitzi was extremely encouraging and generous with her wisdom.”

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Documentaries inform, inspire and engage. 

Real stories provoke empathy, change minds, influence behaviour and bring communities together to catalyse systemic change.


Documentary Australia is Australia’s only not-for- profit organisation that promotes social change through documentary storytelling.

We raise awareness, create empathy and inspire action on important social issues.

By connecting independent documentary filmmakers with likeminded funders, individuals and organisations on the front-lines of social change, we amplify the issues in documentaries to encourage compassion, activism and social transformation.


Over the last ten years, over $24 million has been raised for powerful impact documentaries across a broad range of issues.

This has allowed audiences to engage with films that inspire change across our seven issue areas:

- Environment

- Health + Wellbeing

- Human Rights + Social Justice

- Indigenous

- The Arts

- Women + Girls

- Youth + Education


Watch our story here

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