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AIDC Board welcomes QLD filmmaker Douglas Watkin

6 September 2017

The AIDC Board is thrilled to welcome Brisbane-based filmmaker Douglas Watkin as a new member of its ranks.

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The FACTory International Pitching Forum set to return in 2018

6 September 2017

We’re pleased to announce that The FACTory – AIDC’s international pitching event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content – will return for its third instalment in 2018, with applications opening Wednesday 4 October 2017.

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Introducing the new AIDC Advisory Committee

29 August 2017

As planning continues for the 23rd annual Australian International Documentary Conference, we are very pleased to reveal the 17 members of the new AIDC Advisory Committee... 

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Head of ABC Arts moves to BBC Storyville

11 August 2017

AIDC Board Member and former Head of ABC Arts, Mandy Chang, will soon take on a new role as Commissioning Editor for BBC Storyville and BBC Factual Acquisitions...

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Industry Consultation: Help Create AIDC 2018

2 August 2017

Have ideas for AIDC? Tell us what’s on your mind...

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AIDC appoints new Partnerships Manager, Thomas Hunt

2 August 2017

AIDC is very pleased to welcome a new member to the fold – Partnerships Manager Thomas Hunt. 

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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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