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ACCESS@AIDC 2017 Mentorship Participants Announced

20 January 2017

In collaboration with award-winning Singapore-based production company Beach House Pictures, AIDC is delighted to announce the six mentees selected for the 2017 ACCESS@AIDC Early Career Mentorship Program

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AIDC 2017 Screening Program Announced

18 January 2017

We can now confirm the six exclusive screenings that make up the AIDC 2017 Screening Program

The AIDC 2017 screening program is designed to provide both AIDC delegates and documentary fans with unique screening experiences featuring AIDC Keynote guests, unattainable through other festivals or programs. 

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AIDC Means Impact: Meeting New Challenges in Social Change Media

12 January 2017

We're very pleased to announce the five sessions and screenings that make up the Impact stream of AIDC 2017.

The AIDC 2017 Impact stream is devoted to media-making for social, environmental and political change, and this year considers the challenges faced by activist filmmakers in an increasingly fraught political environment. 

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AIDC + DocPlay Giveaway: John Battsek Doc Pack

10 January 2017

AIDC has joined forces with Madman’s brand new documentary streaming channel DOCPLAY to provide our eNews subscribers with the chance to win a special pack of four films produced by AIDC 2017 keynote guest John Battsek, producer of the Academy Award-winning One Day in September and upcoming Michael Hutchence bio-doc Mystify.

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AIDC Announces Game Changing Plenary Session

21 December 2016

It's time to raise and hopefully answer some questions about the future of the Australian factual industry - and there's no better place to do it than the AIDC 2017 Plenary session, Times They Are A-Changin'.

Co-presented by Screenwest and Edith Cowan University, and moderated by Dr. Cathy Henkel from the WA Screen Academy, the AIDC Plenary aims to generate lively discussion about the current state and future of the Australian factual screen industry.

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AIDC Means Business: Meet the Decision Makers

7 December 2016

It's time for us to unveil the sessions and speakers that compose the Business stream of AIDC 2017.

For the first time, AIDC has created a series of business sessions designed to introduce filmmakers to key local and international decision makers across a number of different areas. Driven by genre, these ‘Meet the Decision Maker’ sessions will explore some of the big questions facing commissioners today, be it in the arts, Indigenous, factual or specialist factual sectors. 

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Welcome to VR Plus: Exploring Documentary And Virtual Reality

30 November 2016

We’re excited to announce a brand-new addition to the 30th Anniversary AIDC 2017 program – VR Plus – a special day of sessions presented by Film Victoria on Sunday 5 March 2017, exploring the intersection of documentary and factual media with the expanding engagement opportunities of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and gaming.

Comprising three informative sessions and a networking event, the VR Plus day will highlight future possibilities for documentary VR/AR, provide invaluable insights into crafting immersive factual VR experiences, and identify business strategies for development in a rapidly growing field.

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Introducing AIDC's new CEO / Conference Director

15 November 2016

We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Wiseman as the new CEO / Conference Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference.

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Victorian Government Renews Funding For AIDC

10 November 2016

Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today announced renewed funding for the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), which will remain in Melbourne until 2020.

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AIDC 2017 First Program Announcement

8 November 2016

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) today opens registration for its 30th Anniversary event with the announcement of John Battsek (UK), head of Passion Pictures and producer of One Day In September; Amy Hobby (USA), producer of What Happened, Miss Simone?, and Ezra Edelman (USA), director and producer of O.J.: Made in America, as keynote speakers for AIDC 2017, taking place at Melbourne’s ACMI from 5 – 8 March 2017.

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