30 Years of AIDC

Journey of a Nation

Stanley Hawes Award 1999 - John Heyer
Watch Journey of a Nation in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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Doc - A Portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt

Stanley Hawes Award 2001 - Stewart Young
Watch Doc - A Portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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On Sacred Ground

Stanley Hawes Award 2004 - Robin Hughes
Watch On Sacred Ground in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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Dhakiyarr vs the King

Stanley Hawes Award 2005 - Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA)
Watch Dhakiyarr vs the King in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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Art of War: Far from the Frontline

Stanley Hawes Award 2006 - John Hughes
Watch Far from the Frontline in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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Forbidden Lie$

AIDC 2006
Anna Broinowski, writer, director and producer of Forbidden Lie$, tells how the acclaimed project found its first supporter at AIDC
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Man of Strings

Stanley Hawes Award 2007 - Michael Gissing
Watch Man of Strings in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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The Burning Season

AIDC 2007
Dr. Cathy Henkel, writer and director of The Burning Season, tells how the project - described by Variety as "As inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth was frightening" - found life at AIDC 2007
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Rats in the Ranks

Stanley Hawes Award 2009 - Bob Connolly
Watch Rats in the Ranks in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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Vietnam Symphony

Stanley Hawes Award 2010 - Tom Zubrycki
Watch Vietnam Symphony in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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Killing Anna

AIDC 2012
Writer/Director Paul Gallasch explains how AIDC lead to his film Killing Anna winning the Sydney Film Festival Australian Documentary Prize.
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I Am a Girl

AIDC 2013
Julian Chou-Lambert of documentary distributors TVF International and filmmaker Rebecca Barry reveal how a meeting at AIDC 2013 led to her film I Am a Girl making its way to National Geographic
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Blown Away

AIDC 2013
Producer Rachel Clements reveals how a catch-up between filmmaking friends at AIDC 2013 resulted in the Cyclone Tracy 40th Anniversary documentary Blown Away
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The Floating Brothel

Stanley Hawes Award 2014 - Chris Hilton
Watch The Floating Brothel in the Australian Mediatheque during AIDC 2017 as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations
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More 30 Years of AIDC Stories coming soon

Celebrate three decades of Australian documentary with this special collection of stories from filmmakers who pitched, impressed and wrangled their way to success at past AIDC events.
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