Stephanie King (Australia)
Impact Director
Documentary Australia

Stephanie is a documentary filmmaker, impact producer and Impact Director at Documentary Australia working on unceded Gadigal, Gooniyandi and Bunuba lands.

She is known for Undermined – Tales From the Kimberley, which premiered at MIFF and was awarded the Antenna Film Festival Audience Award, ahead of a national cinema release in 2019. Her work has shown on The Guardian, Al Jazeera, NITV, The Australian, The West and National Indigenous Times, and her impact series Voices of the River achieved a record 43,000 submissions to a WA Government inquiry.

Stephanie has worked as an impact producer/ strategist on DelikadoIncarceration Nation, Undermined, Voices of the River, Climate Change & Other Small Talk, Climate Changers and others. She was a 2021 recipient of Screen Australia’s Enterprise People, and a 2022 fellow with UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, New York. She has been a guest speaker at AIDC in 2017.

Stephanie has also worked in the social and university sectors, and has been awarded for her social welfare and environmental sustainability campaigns. She has worked as a researcher on Indigenous housing, climate change, social equity and policy with the University of Sydney. With Documentary Australia, she leads impact programs and sector advocacy with CEO Mitzi Goldman.

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.