DOCUMENTARY MAGIC: THE THREE “F”s Philanthropic Film Funding – 16 April 2013

It can break your documentary deadlock, help get your film financed and boost its distribution. Mitzi Goldman and Susan McKinnon from Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF) will discuss how DAF works and answer your questions. Already DAF has channelled $4.4 million to 500 film projects.

In this Ozdox session you can find out how to qualify for private funding through DAF, get information about DAF’s fees and deadlines, learn about legal and taxation requirements, discover how to find a funding partner, and be inspired by how DAF projects have used this funding collaboration to reach a wide audience.

Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), winner of this years Stanley Hawes Award for contribution to the documentary industry, presents working with philanthropy.

Mitzi Goldman and Susan MacKinnon present an information session about how to think laterally to engage new funding partners and reach diverse audiences. What are the benefits of working with private donors and what are the pitfalls? This is an informal session covering the changes at DAF, presenting case studies and offers the opportunity to address filmmakers questions about how best to use the DAF model.

Mitzi Goldman (Bio)

Mitzi has written, produced, edited and directed documentaries for over 25 years.

Throughout her career Mitzi has combined documentary production with teaching, research and writing. As well as managing her own production company, Looking Glass Pictures, Mitzi is an Executive Director of the Documentary Australia Foundation – a philanthropic initiative to enable private philanthropy to give to the documentary sector.

Susan MacKinnon (Bio)

Susan has worked as an independent producer for 24 years. In addition to her role with DAF, Susan is a producer with Shark Island Productions. Susan was formerly the Documentary Investment Manager at the Film Finance Corporation, helping finance over 400 films and internationalise Australia’s documentary industry. Susan is now a member of the International Documentary Advisory Committee for Hot Docs, Canada and a Committee Member for the ACT Screen Investment Fund.

Event Information

WHERE: Bon Marche Studio, Ground floor Bon Marche Bldg. UTS, 755 Harris Street, cnr Broadway

WHEN: 16 April 2013
6:00pm for 6:30pm screening.

RSVP not required, but be early to ensure your seat. Please invite your friends and colleagues too! This event is open to the public.

ENTRY: $7 (suggested donation)