Mitzi Goldman (Australia)
Founder and CEO
Documentary Australia

Mitzi is a Co-Founder and CEO of Documentary Australia, a not-for-profit organisation enabling social impact documentaries to be funded and screened to inspire social change.

With over 35 years’ experience as a documentary director, producer and editor through her production company Looking Glass Pictures, Mitzi has created many award-winning international documentaries. Mitzi’s credits include as Producer – KaChing! Pokie Nation, Night Parrot Stories, Memoirs of a Plague, End of the Rainbow; as Director – Jez: A Letter for Life, A Common Purpose, Chinese Take Away, Hatred; and as Executive Producer – Incarceration Nation, Backtrack Boys, Undermined: Tales of the Kimberley, Leunig Fragments, Zach’s Ceremony, Constance on the Edge, I Am a Girl, Surgery Ship.

From 2002 to 2008 Mitzi was Co-Head of Documentary at Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). She was also Co-Chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), and co-founded OzDox, a monthly forum on documentary culture. Mitzi holds a BA from the University of Sydney and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Political Philosophy.

Company Bio

Documentary Australia is a unique not-for-profit that supports powerful stories for social change. Since 2008, we have supported hundreds of filmmakers to tell important stories through documentary across seven key areas: Environment, Health & Wellbeing, Human Rights & Social Justice, Women & Girls, Indigenous, Youth & Education and The Arts.

We provide approved projects with access to our Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, allowing independent filmmakers to access philanthropic funding and enabling donors to tax effectively support the issues they care about.

We amplify the reach of these documentaries by supporting their impact strategies and guiding filmmakers, philanthropists and communities on how to use documentaries to further their advocacy and impact goals.

The organisation is steered by the values of integrity, inclusiveness, innovation and inspiration to achieve four key aims: Great Films, Great Partnerships, Great Impact, and Leadership and Advocacy.