We are storytellers & strategic thinkers

We dream big, & small

We care about the planet

Social justice is at the heart of what we do

Documentary is our thing

This is Shark Island Institute

Our Work

SHARK ISLAND INSTITUTE is a purpose-driven business focused on five core activities.
We make and support films for impact, develop stories that need to be told, and manage and
nurture long-term impact campaigns. We build circles of influence and collaboration with a
diverse cross-section of the community, to achieve a more inclusive, just and healthy society.

Shark Island Productions

We are an award-winning production company. We make social impact documentaries to engage audiences,
shift thinking and inspire action around social justice and the environment.

ENTERTAIN. EDUCATE. MAKE AN IMPACT.

The Portfolio

A portfolio of the best international and Australian documentaries we can find, telling the urgent stories of our time.
We work with outstanding film teams who pursue these stories and their outreach programs with determination and grit.
We choose films that can act as a disruptor, and develop their Australian impact campaigns.

Telling the important stories of our time.

The Labs

Through a series of residential workshops, international mentorship
and collaborative learning, we support the development of five
Australian social impact documentaries each year over a 12-month period.

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUSTRALIAN DOCUMENTARY.

The Sessions

A forum of documentary screenings, in conversations and intimate round table discussions –  exploring and discussing the most pressing issues of our time.

GREAT MINDS. DEEP CONVERSATIONS. BIG TOPICS.

Good Pitch Australia

We continue our support for 19 outstanding Good Pitch Australia documentaries and impact campaigns, with the ambition to shift the national conversation on key issues. We build powerful coalitions of supporters around each film, provide strategic guidance and create impact campaigns to shift consciousness, change behaviour and influence policy.

POWERFUL COALITIONS. GROUND BREAKING FILMS.

Our Team

We are a small and dedicated team of documentary filmmakers,
storytellers, changemakers, strategic thinkers and community builders.
We aim to make great films and create important social change,
and we do this together with our coalition of our philanthropic partners.

THE SHARKIES

Our Place

We believe in the importance of PLACE. Our two work places are
at the heart of what we do. They are spaces where we create,
inspire, discuss, develop, step into the uncomfortable conversations,
host screenings, nurture, nourish and share great food with our friends.

Build it and they will come

Contact

Address
Shark Island Institute
One Dorhauer Lane
Woollahra NSW 2025
AUSTRALIA

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