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AIDC’s Top 10 Documentaries to Watch at MIFF 2017

14 July 2017

AIDC Conference Director ALICE BURGIN picks 10 documentaries to watch at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

With the release of MIFF’s 2017 program, Melbourne’s movie buffs are busily putting together wishlists and checking their schedules to ensure it’s possible to catch that one unmissable afternoon screening.

With a host of nonfiction films across four big categories – Documentaries, Animal Documentaries, True Crime and Music on Film – this year’s program is a genuine feast for documentary-lovers.

AIDC’s Alice Burgin will be joining the throng in August, and offers here a quick selection of some of the most anticipated features on the line-up this year...

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Sheffield: Doc City

21 June 2017

From the political to the virtual: 9 highlights from the 2017 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Since its inception in 1994, Sheffield Doc/Fest has grown into a veritable beast of a festival. With over 32,700 attendees, including more than 3,000 industry delegates from over 60 countries, each year the city is overrun by swarms of lanyard-clad festival nuts trying to squeeze in as much as they can from the epic program.

Amongst the thousands this year was AIDC’s Conference Director, ALICE BURGIN, who reflects on nine of her highlights from the festival’s packed schedule. 

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AIDC 2017 Podcasts

17 May 2017

Want to catch up on some of the most popular and well-received sessions from AIDC 2017? AIDC major partner and host venue ACMI has released a series of podcasts recorded during the event - including...

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AIDC Programmer, Alice Burgin, appointed as AIDC Director

3 May 2017

After programming a very successful 30th anniversary conference held in March in Melbourne, the Australian International Documentary Conference Programmer, Alice Burgin, will step up to the role of AIDC Director.

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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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