AIDC’S PROGRAM BY, AND FOR, FIRST NATIONS PRACTITIONERS RETURNS FOR ITS SIXTH YEAR
We are proud to once again host the AIDC Indigenous Creators Program at our 2024 conference, coming up 3-6 March at ACMI in Naarm / Melbourne.
Curated by returning AIDC First Nations Producer, Laurrie Mansfield, (née Brannigan-Onato), AIDC’s Indigenous Creators Program is a dedicated strand of sessions designed by and for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and global First Nations practitioners, providing new opportunities to upskill and network.
Now in its sixth year, the program is targeted at all experience levels across the documentary and factual sector and is designed to bring together creators working in all forms of nonfiction screen content.
This year’s sessions include a focus on widening the impact of First Nations documentaries, learning from visionary Indigenous creators, and an informal opportunity for filmmakers to meet the buyers seeking Indigenous-authored nonfiction stories.
As First Nations Producer, Laurrie Mansfield is responsible for the programming of all First Nations content across the main AIDC conference program, including the highly anticipated Spotlight Session, Rachel Perkins: Truth to Power, presented by Screen Territory, and a panel on collaborative storytelling principles, First Nations Co-Creation, Collaboration & Truthtelling, presented by Screen NSW.
“First Nations storytelling is a beacon of light in a time of deep collective grief. The collective strength, power and wisdom of Indigenous knowledges is evident in our projects, but more importantly, it is evident in our communities. AIDCs Indigenous Creators Program is more than sessions on factual filmmaking, it’s a chance for our Indigenous filmmaking community to connect and relate on issues relevant to us,” said Laurrie.
“Opportunities to hold space for our stories and communities are what fill our collective cup and it is an honour to produce this program made up of vastly inspiring and talented changemakers, trailblazers and truthtellers.”
SESSION IMAGE: RACHEL PERKINS – TRUTH TO POWER
2024 INDIGENOUS CREATORS PROGRAM SESSIONS
Opportunities for Impact
First Nations-authored projects are inherently impactful, but how can we dream bigger for our communities? Presented by Screenwest. [Learn More]
Visionaries – Crafting Excellence
First Nations visionaries reveal their unique creative processes in the art of First Nations documentary storytelling and craft. Presented by Screen Queensland. [Learn More]
Meet the Buyers Seeking Indigenous-Authored Stories
An opportunity for Indigenous Creators Program participants to hear from and have an informal yarn with decision makers seeking Indigenous-authored stories. [Learn More]
The Program also features a special Yarning Circle hosted by Kelrick Martin and Aunty Kaylene Butler welcoming all First Nations practitioners attending AIDC 2024, and an exclusive Welcome session at the Indigenous-owned Big Esso by Mabu Mabu in Fed Square, both presented by ABC Indigenous.
SESSION IMAGE: OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPACT | CREDIT: Through the Fire (Garuwa, 2023)