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AIDC CEO & Conference Director Andrew Wiseman Departs to Pursue Film Projects

17 March 2017

After wrapping up a very successful 30th anniversary conference held last week in Melbourne, the Australian International Documentary Conference CEO & Conference Director, Andrew Wiseman, has decided not to seek a new contract for the position, so he can pursue his own film projects.

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"That's A Wrap!" Farewell from AIDC 2017

10 March 2017

The 30th Anniversary Australian International Documentary ConferenceAIDC 2017 – this week played host to Australia’s largest gathering of the documentary and factual sector across four days, 5 – 8 March, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.

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Celebrate 30 Years of AIDC with Films by Stanley Hawes Award Winners

1 March 2017

As part of AIDC 2017’s 30th Anniversary Celebrations, The NFSA (National Film and Sound Archive) has curated a special Film Australia Collection compilation to celebrate the milestone, featuring 10 early films by former recipients of the Stanley Hawes Award, produced between 1947 and 2006. 

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Brian Beaton Receives 2017 Stanley Hawes Award

1 March 2017

We're very pleased to announce the recipient of the 17th Stanley Hawes Award, given for outstanding contribution to the documentary sector in Australia

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O.J.: Made in America Wins Best Feature Documentary at The 89th Academy Awards

27 February 2017

Congratulations to director Ezra Edelman and the O.J.: Made in America team on their Best Documentary Feature win at the 89th Academy Awards.

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Final Speakers Added for AIDC 2017

22 February 2017

We're thrilled to announce the final round of speakers for AIDC 2017, coming up very soon at ACMI, Melbourne, from 5 - 8 March. 

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AIDC 2017 VR PLUS and Innovation Strand Gets Bigger with Crypto Party and New Speakers

15 February 2017

In exploring the theme, ‘Three Sides to Every Story’, AIDC 2017 will look at the past, present, and future of factual screen content. 

The conference’s focus on the future finds expression in the VR Plus and Innovation program strands, with special sessions and events devoted to key technological issues for the factual screen industry.

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There Are Three Sides to Every Story...

10 February 2017

In a special pre-Conference blog, AIDC CEO and Conference Director ANDREW WISEMAN delves into the inspiration behind this year's theme, 'Three Sides to Every Story'...

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AIDC 2017 Impact Strategy Hack Documentaries Announced

9 February 2017

We are pleased to announce the projects selected to participate in the AIDC 2017 Impact Strategy Hack, presented by Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF).

Relating to the chosen 2017 themes of ‘Race & Reconciliation’ and ‘Environment & Sustainability’, the two documentaries are Kimberley Project and Cultivating Murder. The films will be ‘hacked’ during two special AIDC 2017 sessions on Tuesday 7 March.

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VR Plus Day Passes Now Available

6 February 2017

Presented by Film Victoria, AIDC 2017's brand new VR PLUS day of sessions will explore the intersection of documentary and factual media with the expanding engagement opportunities of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and gaming.

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