Factory 2020: New Talent

Marketplace Presented by Film Victoria, FACTory 2020 is AIDC's centrepiece marketplace program, featuring Forum Pitches, the New Talent Pitch and Rough Cut Sessions

The FACTory 2020 New Talent Pitch showcases the brightest new nonfiction screen talent to decision makers and production companies from all over the world, giving directors and producers a unique platform to present their first major documentary work.

This event is open to Gold Pass, All Access Pass and Tuesday Pass holders only. 



Laura’s Choice 

Three generations of women come to terms with a radical approach to dying.

Director, Producer, Writer: Sam Lara, Cathy Henkel

(Australia, Austria, Switzerland)



Life After Juvie

Against the torrent of ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric, young people caught in the sticky web of the juvenile justice system find their voice.

Writer, Director, Producer: Charby Ibrahim

Producers: Britt Arthur, Mish Armstrong




Lighten My Load

A young man donates sperm to a lesbian couple and finds himself on a journey to make amends for his father’s adoptive past.

Director: Ned Speldewinde

Producer: Claudia Nankervis

Executive Producers: Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope




Queens of  Concrete

A true life journey of discovery as three girls wrestle adolescence in pursuit of Olympic history.

Director: Eliza Cox

Producer: Gena Lida Riess

Executive Producer: Anna Kaplan

(Australia, USA, Japan)




  • Date & Time

    16:00 – 17:15, Tuesday 3 March 2020

  • Venue

  • Moderator

    Brigid O'Shea

  • Session Producer

    Danielle McCarthy