AIDC & Doc Edge Announce New Partnership

AIDC is proud to announce new cultural partnership with New Zealand’s Doc Edge documentary festival and industry conference.

AIDC is proud to announce a new cultural partnership with New Zealand’s Doc Edge documentary festival and industry conference.

Established to foster and promote Trans-Tasman co-productions of non-fiction feature films or long-form episodic series, the partnership will facilitate an active exchange of documentary practitioners and projects between Australian and New Zealand.

As part of this exchange, two members of the Doc Edge team will join decision makers at AIDC 2019’s FACTory International Pitching Forum and select a project pitch to receive the new Doc Edge Prize.

The prize will provide the winning filmmaker with complimentary registration to Doc Pitch 2019, a Doc Edge Festival pass and 4 (four) nights’ accommodation in Auckland, New Zealand.

In return, members of the AIDC team will sit on the assessment panel during Doc Pitch at the 2019 Screen Edge Forum and select a project to attend AIDC 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.

AIDC CEO & Conference Director, Alice Burgin, said: “The divide between Australia and New Zealand is geographic only, as in reality we all share a common goal: the desire to tell good stories. AIDC hopes that this relationship with Doc Edge will provide additional opportunities for our two countries to work and play together, and further build the reputation of our talented filmmakers on the world stage”

Doc Edge Co-Founder and Trust Director, Alex Lee, said: “Doc Edge and AIDC are both passionate supporters of local documentary filmmaking talent and the development of engaging factual content. This agreement is the start of an exciting and important relationship between our two documentary organisations and it will nurture more co-production opportunities between our two countries.”

This new partnership is the fifth collaboration between AIDC and forums in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, including Tokyo Docs (Japan), CNEX Chinese Doc Forum(Taiwan), Docs by the Sea (Indonesia), and Doc Aviv (Israel).

The call for submissions for The FACTory 2019 is now underway, with documentary and factual producers encouraged to apply before the deadline of Wednesday 12 December 2018.