The FACTory

Enter The FACTory

Proudly presented by Film Victoria, The FACTory is AIDC’s annual one-day pitching forum designed to showcase ten selected documentary and factual screen projects to an audience of local and international decision makers. 

The FACTory provides a unique opportunity for exciting projects with international appeal to be pitched directly to an assembled group of top-level buyers, commissioners, and distributors in a live event setting; receive expert feedback on the spot, and seal financing deals.

AIDC is now seeking applications for feature-length documentaries, one-hour singles and series with global appeal in development or production. Submissions are open to a vast array of genres.

Previous projects pitched at The FACTory include Richard Lowenstein's anticipated Michael Hutchence biography Mystify, Annie Goldson's Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web, Dan Goldberg’s Food Fighter, and the upcoming China Love, produced by Media Stockade and pre-sold to ABC Arts.

To Apply

Projects will be shortlisted based on the following criteria: the strength and originality of the project; the commercial viability of the project in the marketplace; the track record of the creative team; and any finance in place.

Eligible projects are encouraged to apply now. 

Deadline: Wednesday 12 Dec 2018, 23:59AEDT.

The ten projects will be announced in January, 2019.

Click HERE for more details and to submit your project.


Is your project in later stages of production or almost complete? Your project may be better suited to targeted one-on-one meetings in Cut to the Chase. Contact our Marketplace team via to discuss any later-stage or finished projects.

VR/AR & Short Docs

Do you have a VR/AR project? Got an idea for a short documentary?

While these project types are ineligible for entry into The FACTory, creators are encouraged to contact the Marketplace team to register interest in other market opportunities. Send your name, contact details and project type to

FACTory Decision Makers

Previous companies to attend AIDC and participate in the FACTory as Decision Makers include:

A&E Networks, ABC, Al Jazeera, ARTE, Autook Films, BBC Storyville, CuriosityStream, Discovery, Dogwoof, France Télévisions, NHK, PBS, POV, SBS, Sideways Films, Tribeca Film Institute, TVF International, VICE Australia, ZDF, and more…

Check the AIDC website regularly from 8 November to meet the 2019 decision makers as we announce them!

The FACTory International Pitching Forum
Tuesday 5 March 2019
Deakin Edge Auditorium, Fed Square

The FACTory is presented by

Getty Images Partnership

Submitting to one of the pitching competitions at AIDC? To help you prepare your best possible pitch, Getty Images have partnered with AIDC to provide you - absolutely free - up to 10 footage clips you can use for your application.

The Getty Images online library has over 8 million footage clips on every subject under the sun - from moon landing to wildlife to time lapses of cities and much, much more. You can search by keywords, filming technique, viewpoints and composition, among other options. 

Click here to find out more.