Why Register?

It's an essential event

“AIDC is one of the best documentary events I've been to. Brilliantly organised, it gave me access to filmmakers and stories I would simply not have met otherwise. It's an essential event for gathering stories and storytellers from that part of the world, I highly recommend it.”

Charlie Phillips, Head of Guardian documentaries

It's got what you need

+ If you’re a nonfiction screen content creator with a project for the marketplace, AIDC brings the who’s who of the industry to Australia to help you finance your project and have it seen by the widest possible audience.

+ If you want to expand your network, each year AIDC attracts around 700 delegates – big enough to provide plenty of new connections, and intimate enough to ensure face-time with key industry players.

+ If you want to gain sector intelligence, AIDC is the ideal place to get in-depth information about key trends in content, technology and business from industry leaders.

+ If you want professional development, AIDC’s program is designed to help you hone your skill set- so you can make better films and do better business.

+ If you want to be inspired by the power of nonfiction storytelling, AIDC hosts the best speakers and experts in documentary and factual screen content – ensuring that you’ll come away with even more ideas for your work.

+ If you want your work to make a difference, AIDC means Impact – with a special strand devoted to impact producing and social change filmmaking.

+ If you want the kind of content and experiences you simply can’t get anywhere else, AIDC hosts unique delegate social events and partners with ACMI to provide exclusive documentary screenings with special guests.

+ If you want to connect, learn and do business with your documentary compatriots in the city voted the most liveable in the world for seven years running, come to Melbourne in March for AIDC 2018. Get some Southern Exposure, and help us bring to light new stories and new opportunities.

REGISTRATION FOR AIDC 2018 IS NOW OPEN

It's about community

“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 and Mountain

"AIDC is a rare chance for non-fiction story lovers to talk ideas from dusk 'til dawn without being told to shut up. The atmosphere is vibrant and the mix of craft and business sessions means there is something for everyone. Somehow the conference creates a space for us to do our ever more important work in an environment that doesn't take itself too seriously. I hope to come for many more years. Long live AIDC!"

Stephen Oliver, Commissioning Editor, ABC Factual 

Important Dates

  • A very limited number of Early Bird Passes go on sale Wednesday 8 November 2017 (Midday AEDT)
  • The AIDC 2018 program First Look announcement and opening of standard price pass registration happens Wednesday 15 November 2017
  • Applications for the FACTory pitching forum close Monday 18 December 2017
  • The Cut To The Chase pitching webinar (for All Access Pass holders only) takes place Wednesday 13 December 2017
  • Cut To The Chase project submissions close Monday 5 February 2018
  • Final full program revealed Tuesday 6 February 2018