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Speed Pitching Sign Ups Open Tuesday 7 February

6 February 2017

The full schedule for AIDC 2017 is now live, featuring an unmissable array of speakers, sessions and screenings devoted to documentary, factual and unscripted screen content.

Alongside these inspiring programs, the AIDC Marketplace will host structured networking opportunities in the form of our always in-demand SPEED PITCHING sessions.

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Final Projects & Prizes Announced for The FACTory Pitching Forum

3 February 2017

We’re very excited to announce the 10 international documentary projects selected for The FACTory pitching forum, to be held in the Deakin Edge, Federation Square, on Tuesday 7 March during AIDC 2017.

Presented by Film Victoria and Screen Australia, The FACTory provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to pitch in-development factual screen projects directly to an assembled group of top-level international buyers, commissioners, and distributors; receive expert feedback on the spot, and potentially hook up a financing deal. 

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Full Program Confirmed for AIDC 2017

31 January 2017

It's time to lock-in the full final program for AIDC 2017.

Over a jam-packed four days from 5 - 8 March, the 30th Anniversary AIDC (1987-2017) will present over 46 sessions, masterclasses, screenings and networking events – all dedicated to documentary, factual and unscripted screen content.

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New Business & Networking Opportunities Announced for AIDC 2017

24 January 2017

Working in the factual content sector is rewarding but not without its challenges. Staying up to date with business developments and building a contact list can be tricky when you’re deep in research or out on a shoot.

To ensure factual professionals get the latest information and make the contacts they need, we’ve scheduled a host of vital and insightful Business sessions and set up Roundtables and Speed Pitching sessions with access to more than 40 international buyers, commissioners and decision makers...

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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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