Why Register?

You Can't Miss AIDC - Here's Why!

“AIDC is bliss for a documentary filmmaker. I always come home from this conference, inspired, connected and re-invigorated about being a part of the Australian documentary community.”

Jennifer Peedom, Director of Sherpa

Reasons To Attend

+ AIDC is the place for non-fiction screen makers to do business in the Asia-Pacific. We bring key decision makers from all over the world to Australia to help you finance your project and / or help you make sure the widest possible audience sees it.

+ AIDC hosts invaluable networking sessions with leading decision makers from across the globe. Meet experts and connect with some of the best minds in the industry. Each year we attract around 700 delegates – big enough to provide many opportunities to expand your network, and intimate enough to ensure face-time with some of the ‘who’s who’ of the industry.

+ It’s the ideal place to get in-depth information about key trends in content, technology and business from industry leaders, with a special focus on leading edge developments in the nonfiction screen sector.

+ You want to be better at what you do! At AIDC we design our program around innovation, craft, impact and business development to help you hone your skill set - so you can make better films and do better business.

+ You want to be inspired. We reach out to the best speakers in any area intersecting with factual screen content, always keeping you up to date with what’s hot in docs.

+ You want to make a difference. Each year we devote a strand of the AIDC program to impact producing. If you really want to ignite social change through your work, then AIDC is the place to find out how.

+ You love documentaries. At AIDC we know the best way to be inspired by docs is to watch docs. That’s why we’ve partnered with ACMI to screen some of our favourite documentaries during the conference.

+ You like to party! We do too! We also know that some of the best deals are sealed during Happy Hour. Our events - like 2017's 30th Birthday Celebration - An Unnatural History Party - are unique and always highlights of the AIDC experience.

+ Melbourne is an amazing city to visit in March. The sun will be shining and rooftop bars will be abuzz. Make sure your schedule includes time to explore what Melbourne and Victoria have to offer…

+ AIDC will have a jam-packed 4 day event schedule, so staying until the very end is a must! If you want to get the most out of your registration, be sure to books flights and accommodation accordingly.


Important Dates

Wednesday 8 November 2017 (Midday AEDT) – First 50 Early Bird Passes go on sale. 


More Testimonials

“AIDC is the best place to pitch for an Asian filmmaker like me!”

Sopheak Sao, Director, Cambodia

"Part of being a storyteller is shutting out everything and concentrating on telling a great story - but you’ve got to emerge from that bunker and see what is happening in the big wide world, and AIDC is fantastic for that."

Michael Cordell, Creative Director, CJZ

"To have industry heavyweights prepared to share their knowledge and time so willingly was a money-can’t-buy experience."

Jarrod Greenwood, Filmmaker

"The AIDC was the match that ignited the blaze for this project, bringing together the partners, funding and global reach that fuelled the success of this film. In three days, we raised $359,500 from three broadcasters – ABC, BBC and CBC – and a National Geographic distribution advance."

Cathy Henkel Writer, Director of The Burning Season

“Coming from the UK, AIDC is an invaluable forum for meeting film and television practitioners from the Southern Hemisphere, with a strong emphasis on deal-making”. 

Ewan Angus, BBC Scotland