EXPLORE A CUTTING-EDGE PROGRAM OF KNOWLEDGE, INSPIRATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
Meet the producer and creative director at the heart of one of the world's most enduring and celebrated documentary collectives.
Academy®-nominated documentary filmmaker, Amy Berg, explores the pursuit of truth and justice in her documentaries examining some of the US’s most controversial criminal cases.
Feras Fayyad takes us through the challenges of making films with impact in demanding settings, and amidst competing narratives.
John Smithson discusses the creative challenges in crafting story in his new true-crime series I, Sniper.
BAFTA award-winner Ninder Billing shares her insights on how to turn an idea into irresistible factual content.
Join Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Robin McNicholas as he sheds light on their multi-sensory experiences at the intersection of science, technology, art and nature.
Hear about social media’s ever-changing nature from someone at the frontline of data-driven storytelling.
Immersive documentary maker Lynette Wallworth walks us through some of her most recent works, including her VR works, her process and her impact model.
Join Sarah Ferguson for a masterclass on producing documentaries that use bold journalism to explore the challenging issues of our time.
Dive into the collaborative process of bringing the unseen history of Bangarra Dance Theatre to screen.
Stan Grant talks about the process of turning his powerful ‘Australian dream’ speech into one of last year’s most successful documentaries.
A live and lively impromptu pitching session where producers are challenged to pitch on the spot to two different networks.
Five early-career filmmakers will pitch their character-led documentary proposals for Al Jazeera English's flagship documentary strand, Witness.
Alex Hryniewicz from Little Dot Studios discusses the opportunities and the pitfalls of making digital content.
Is Australian press freedom an endangered species? What can be done to prevent the media being portrayed as the enemy of the people?
Three major international cable networks discuss what worked in 2019, what's coming in 2020 and what they're looking for now.
How can filmmakers trying to enact social change cut through the noise? And how do they broaden their appeal to find new audiences to connect with an urgent message?
Part interrupted screening, part live commentary and part anatomy of a collaboration, this session takes a deep dive into the making of The Final Quarter.
Watch local filmmakers pitch for the chance to win a $50,000 commission for a short-form documentary for VICE’s tentpole digital series, Australiana.
Constantly challenged to tell stories in different ways, this session explores how creative collaborations can forge new ways of thinking, telling stories and co-creating.
Explore new frontiers in documentary with emerging opportunities across screens, spaces and galleries.
Emmy-Award nominated Director S. Leo Chiang takes a deep dive into finding and developing complex documentary characters.
Local and international heavyweights discuss their work and process in this intimate conversation.
Some of AIDC’s most high-profile international buyers speak about commissioning processes and what they are looking for with meet-and-greet to follow.
From philanthropy to festivals, meet the faces behind those “other” types of funding.
Four experts speak on the importance of powerful well-researched stories in an age of digital dependency.
A deep dive into listening for the narrative in sound and the sound in narrative.
Explore the creative, legal and moral challenges in the stampede to tell the next great true crime story.
A session that dissects the art of making revenue beyond broadcast by tapping into the education market.
The teams behind The Kingdom and Bondi Vet: Coast to Coast walk us through their experiences with the co-pro process.
Meet the key people behind hit ABC shows that have delivered real world impact, and find out what’s next in 2020.
Meet the Canadians at AIDC in our newest Marketplace activity!
Leading factual producers reveal how they tackled projects of scale … and scale doesn’t always mean big budget.
What makes a project right for SBS or NITV? Join us as we illuminate where there are opportunities for you.
Watch teams pitch compelling stories about contemporary Australia for the new landmark SBS strand, Australia Uncovered.
Director Jen Peedom discusses her story-focused approach to documentary writing, from pre-production through to editing.
Join us for an event like no other, purpose-built for nonfiction creators working in the XR sector to make meaningful connections with decision makers from Australia and around the world.
What does it take to create a successful documentary format and take it to the world?
Shaken by news of his father’s dementia, Chinese artist Maleonn sets off to build a time machine.
In a secret underground hospital in Syria, a female-led team risk their lives to provide medical care to the besieged local population.
The Invisible Crime presents a candid discussion on the complexities of prosecuting sexual crime and the importance of consent education, with a panel led by journalist Nicole Precel (The Age), winner of Raw Data, Real Stories 2019.
All in one place, meet the executives working across broadcast, festivals, and markets as they outline how to work with them.
Hear from the team at Xe Money Transfer about how best to manage and execute your project's foreign currency needs.
Meet the sales agents and distributors on the ground at AIDC, and learn how to work with them.
Kanopy founder Olivia Humphrey shares unique insights behind Kanopy, one of the world’s largest online educational streaming services.
If you’re a producer or content creator with raw material or looking for quality stock footage, Flame Stock is the new player in stock footage working with producers for producers.
Hear from Foxtel and Nine Network about recent factual success stories, upcoming slates and what they are looking for in 2020.
Join creative agency 21-19 to get an insight into the design thinking behind Mystify: Michael Hutchence.
Five of Australia’s top academic researchers want to work with you!
Watch as four teams of data journalists and creative technologists pitch for a $40,000 prize.
Presented by Film Victoria, FACTory 2020 is AIDC's centrepiece marketplace program, featuring Forum Pitches, the New Talent Pitch and Rough Cut Sessions