Helping Filmmakers

MDFF’s aim is to support and promote independent documentary both here in Melbourne and around the world.

If you are...

  • Crowd funding a documentary project
  • Releasing a documentary online
  • Film Festival or Conference looking for promotion
  • Doing giveaways or comp tickets for an event
  • Hosting a documentary screening via Demand Films, or Fan Force
  • Hosting a film night
  • Fundraising

...then please email info@mdff.org.au and we will get it out to our 10k Twitter, 17k Facebook, and 2k Instagram Followers as well as our 15k mailing list.

Covid-19 Impact and Help for the Local Australian Documentary Sector

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the local, Australian film sector. We will be helping out by offering

  • 10 x free 30 second cinema ads for local Carlton businesses and film related businesses in Melbourne when we return to cinema
  • Ongoing promotion on social media each week of documentary premieres, film festivals in both Melbourne and Australia to help
  • Dedciated e-blasts and any other assistance that we can provide by request

If you are have film work on offer or looking for film work pleaase consider joining https://www.facebook.com/groups/australianscreennews/

Anything else, please email info@mdff.org.au and we will get it out to our 10k Twitter, 17k Facebook, and 2k Instagram Followers as well as our 15k mailing list.

Resources

Melbourne Documentary Organisations

Film Victoria

Aidc

Doco3000

Docuverse

Cinespace

Don't You Have Docs

Australian Documentary Film Festivals

AACTA Docfest

Antenna Film Festival

Stonger Than Fiction

Transitions Film Festival

Castlemaine Film Festival

Real Film Festival

The Adventure Travel Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival Australial

Other Ways to Showcase Your Documentary in Melbourne

Filmonik

West Side Shorts

Film for Change

Crowdfunding

Indiegogo

Pozible

Kickstarter

Seed and Spark

Chuffed

Go Fund Me

Other Ways to Fund Documentaries in Australia

Documentary Australia Foundation

Creative Partnerships

Australian Culture Fund

Future Foundation

Australian Arts Council

Grants in Australia

Screen Australia

Film Victoria

AIDC/Vice

AIDC/SBS

Queer Screen

Overseas Grants Available to Australian Filmmakers

Screen Craft

The Whickers

American Documentary Film Fund

Brit Doc

The Filmmaker Fund

The Fledgling Fund

Ford Foundation

Roy W Dean

Sundance Film Fund

Doc Society

Tribecca

More Grants

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Documentary Podcasts

The Documentary Life Podcast

Pure Nonfiction

Sup Doc

The Documentary Podcast

Factual America

Helpful Articles & Short Free Documentary Courses

3 Ways to Create Your Own DCP

How to Make Money on YouTube for Documentary Filmmakers

HBest Online Documentary Courses

Documentary Filmmaking Masterclass — Learn how to Plan, Write and Shoot your Documentary Film

Creating a Modern, Cinematic Documentary with Soul

Shooting a Character Documentary

Colour Grading for Filmmaking

Lighting Made Simple

Documentary Interview Techniques

Documentary Photography

Editing Interviews

Making a Mini Documentary

DIY Crowd Funding for Indie Projects

10 Tips for Crowdfunding Indie Projects

How to Make a VR Documentary

Create a Web Series

Creating a Festival Strategy

YouTube for Documentary Filmmakers

Grant Writing Tips

Essential Tips for Crafting Narrative for your Documentary

Non-linear way to Structure Your Documentary

Using Public Domain Footage

Free Documentary Resources

Lean Documentary Filmmaking

A Guide to Filming a Documentary on a Smartphone

Free Templates, Forms, and Resources for Documentary Filmmakers

Strategies to Sustain Documentary Filmmaking

Finding your Documentary in the Edit

Making the Most of Your Documentary Release

Videography

Factual Storytelling

Budgeting

Pitching

Interviewing

Archive

Publicity

Social Impact

Best Cameras to Use

Movies about Movies

Fundraising

Using Music in Documentary

Making a Documentary Filmmaking Career

Sound Design in Documentary

Using Lens in Documentary

Essential Books for Documentary

Using Archival Footage

Choosing Music

5 Simple Mistakes Documentary Filmmakers Make

Expert Tips for First-Time Documentary Filmmaking

Choosing Music

6 Documentary Filmmaking Tips from Barbara Kopple

Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

How to Create a Documentary Character

12 Tips on How to Create a Documentary

8 Great Sources of FREE Public Domain Footage for Your Documentary!

Free Crowdfunding Course

Unconventional Funding Sources

Recommended Festivals

Aussie and Kiwi Film Festival

London Australian Film Society

Tribecca Film Festival

Big Sky Film Festival

Doc NYC

American Documentary Film Festival

Down Under Berlin

Maoriland Film Festival

Open City Docs

Encounters Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Recommended Australian Festivals

Antenna Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

Setting Sun Film Festival

Stronger Than Fiction

Environmental Film Festival

Sydney Women’s International Film Festival

Adelaide Film Festival

Muslim Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Jewish International Film Festival

Indonesian Film Festival

Indian Film Festival Australia

Recommended Regional Australian Film Festivals

Capricorn Film Festival

Screen Wave

Bryon Bay Film Festival

Vision Splendid

Dungong Festival

Lorne Film Festival

Regional Victorian Cinemas

Swanspool Cinema

Mansfield Cinema

Theatre Royal Castlemaine

Daylesford Cinema

Regent Ballarat

Echua

Pivotian Cinema