Join trailblazing independent film producer and former Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios, Ted Hope, as he provides invaluable insights into the world of global streaming platforms.
Hear from the director of triple Academy Award® nominated Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, as he discusses documentary storytelling in non-traditional forms and the art of animation.
Academy Award®-winning Australian filmmaker Eva Orner discusses pushing boundaries and how to survive (and thrive) on a global stage in an ever-evolving industry.
Meet the Emmy Award-winning docuseries producers Chapman and Maclain Way (Wild Wild Country, Untold) as we discuss how to successfully craft provocative stories of the past.
Join leading investigative filmmaker Nanfu Wang, director of the Academy Award®-shortlisted In the Same Breath, as she discusses the craft and risk of filming some of her most daring scenes.
Seasoned media expert and digital evangelist Loren Hammonds takes us on a journey into the world of immersive storytelling and experiencing documentaries.
Join award-winning Blackfella Films producers Darren Dale and Jacob Hickey in conversation as they take us through the last eight years of their formidable partnership.
Join 2022 Academy Award®-nominated directors of Writing with Fire and high-profile international journalists for this not-to-be-missed interrogation of investigative storytelling.
A deep dive into recent character-led observational documentaries Palazzo Di Cozzo, The Department, James & Isey and Anonymous Club with some of our finest contemporary ob-doc filmmakers.
Working with Indigenous stories and storytellers? Hear from First Nations practitioners Gillian Moody, Jodie Bell, Mitch Stanley and Angela Bates on ethical cross-cultural filmmaking, best practice and cultural safety.
In celebration of International Women's Day, we shine a spotlight on women calling the shots in Specialist Factual with a who's who of women working across wildlife.
Join leading Australian investigative audio creators Osman Faruqi, Marc Fennell, Ruby Jones and Camille Bianchi as they share insights into uncovering story and the art of effective interviewing techniques.
A panel of esteemed local music doc makers reveal insights into bringing legends to life and navigating complex licensing deals to create some of the most iconic recent music documentaries.
Meet the new executive team from Screen Australia as they discuss new developments in the Australian documentary and factual landscape.
Introducing the Stan Originals initiative and an exploration of the streamer's first long-form production, collaborating across news, documentary and journalism.
The ABC explores new and innovative creative approaches to stories that intersect two genres - art and history - and introduce their ground-breaking new programs for 2022.
Meet the commissioners from SBS and NITV, learn about their exciting upcoming shows in 2022, and get a sneak peak of the latest strategies and opportunities at both broadcasters.
Take a deep dive into ABC's new breathtaking blue chip natural history slate, including Ningaloo and Southern Ocean Live.
Discover and discuss audience curiosity, ethical practice and impact opportunities in the intriguing world of social experiment filmmaking.
Insights into the world of returnable series, multiple spin-offs and building global audiences from Australia’s leading producers and distributors of adventurous ob-doc formats.
With younger audiences becoming more engaged with documentaries, factual and their own content creation, join producers and commissioners as they explore the power and potential of children’s factual content creation.
Meet the major streamers occupying the doc space in local, global, and North American markets, and learn how to get your projects on their platform.
Get ahead of the game, with leading documentary and factual sales agents and distributors discussing international market trends and future directions of distribution.
Join Network 10 executive Yeesum Lo to discuss strategy, opportunity and what’s new in the world of Popular Factual.
Drawing on case studies of Incarceration Nation and Cry of the Forests, discover what’s been achieved in the world of Impact and how to tell your story to potential funders.
A much-needed conversation on documentary funding in Australia - where the money's coming from, its real-world impacts, and what considerations filmmakers can take into account when applying for different funds.
An introduction to Shark Island Foundation – a new Australian philanthropic foundation dedicated entirely to supporting and funding documentary in Australia
Explore documentary’s limitless potential with three new genre-bending doc works from innovative Australian and New Zealand creators.
World-class creative studio ANAGRAM (UK) will guide the 4 selected project teams in developing a blueprint for a new non-linear or interactive work.
WTF are NFTs, DAOs and the metaverse, and what do they mean for documentary filmmakers? Join our panel of experts as they demystify the mysterious world of the creator economy.
To open the 2022 Indigenous Creators Program, we welcome all First Nations Practitioners from across the globe to come together with First Nations filmmaker and AIDC Board Member Douglas Watkin.
Join Taryne Laffar, Producer of Our Law, as she takes us through the process of creating the six-part documentary series for NITV and its evolution into an exciting new series.
Environmental and Nature documentaries and series are a huge business so how can First Nations filmmakers capitalise on making films about our country and give voice to the land respectfully?
Hear from representatives from Screen Australias First Nations and Documentary departments as they share tips and tricks to crafting your next funding application.
Three network executives, a spinning wheel of subject matters and a bunch of development producers with only minutes to prepare their pitch. What could possibly go wrong?
Winner of the inaugural AIDC Getty Images Archive Pitch, join us for a sneak preview of Regenerating Australia, an innovative short documentary created by Damon Gameau and Anna Kaplan.
Learn about how distributors and production companies can collaborate with Getty Images to create archive-rich series during these challenging times.
Join industry leaders 21-19 for an insight into design thinking for documentary filmmakers drawing on recent design collaborations for feature docs Franklin, Palazzo Di Cozzo, and Television Event.
Screenrights experts take you on a deep dive into the commercial performance of a feature documentary with a visual case study exploring how money flows from sales made.
Join global FX experts Xe Money Transfer to learn vital insights into how to best manage your production’s foreign currency exposure.
Presented by Film Victoria, The FACTory is AIDC's centrepiece marketplace program, featuring Forum Pitches, the New Talent Pitch and Rough Cut Sessions.