Our Organisation

Established in 1987, AIDC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting and elevating nonfiction storytelling through creative and business opportunities across film, television, streaming, and digital media.


The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is the premier event for nonfiction screen content in the Southern Hemisphere.

AIDC is an innovative and industry-leading event, welcoming industry players from across the globe to drive collaboration, development, and production and to inspire innovation and ignite social change.

AIDC organises a marketplace for documentary and factual product, provides a space for networking to encourage collaboration between practitioners, showcases the work of Australian and international producers, and creates a forum to discuss content, craft, technology, and future directions.

The next AIDC will take place 3-6 March 2024 at ACMI, Naarm / Melbourne. 

Join us for Australia’s premier event for documentary and factual servicing the screen and digital media industries.

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In 2024, AIDC will take place at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Naarm / Melbourne, Australia.


AIDC acknowledges the Wurundjeri / Woiwurrung and Bunurong people of the Kulin nations as the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather for AIDC each year. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all nations as the original storytellers of this land.


AIDC’s core goal is to support and elevate documentary and factual storytelling by bringing together the Australian industry with representatives from across the globe to drive collaboration, development and production and to inspire innovation and ignite social change.

Nonfiction filmmaking inherently amplifies diverse perspectives, and this year’s program is designed to do just that. With over 40 sessions, more than 70 speakers, 100-plus industry decision-makers participating, and over 180 projects being pitched, we are steadfast in our approach to showcasing a wide range of voices and stories. AIDC is dedicated to curating spaces for these perspectives, fostering discussions and connections through the films our community creates and the conversations they inspire.

Organisationally, we are committed to the principles of self-determination and freedom of speech, advocating for everyone’s right to express themselves freely and make independent choices. However, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy against bullying, violence, bigotry, discrimination, and racism across all AIDC platforms, whether in-person or online. We expect every participant, including guests, staff, audience members, volunteers, partners, donors, and funders, to uphold these standards of respect and decency.

We ask all AIDC attendees to collaborate with us in building an atmosphere of safety and inclusivity.