Pitch Australiana

Marketplace Australian filmmakers take the stage to pitch for VICE’s global digital documentary series, Australiana

VICE, Screen Australia & AIDC proudly present the second Pitch Australiana pitching competition, offering local producers the chance to win a $50,000 commission for a short form documentary to be released on VICE.com & SBS Viceland.

Four early career Australian filmmakers will once again take the stage at AIDC to pitch for the chance to secure funding for their production to be released through VICE’s global digital documentary series, Australiana: a short form series committed to offering a voice to Australian communities, individuals and subcultures on the fringe.

Image: Shooting Cats (2019)


Cleaning Trauma
A confronting insight into the inner workings of Melbourne’s most successful trauma cleaning business.
Director: Lachlan McLeod; Producer: David Elliot-Jones; DOP: Louis Dai

Make Kalgoorlie Great Again: A Gold Prospectors Campaign for Mayoral Office
A gold prospector searches in isolation for his fortune in the desert outside of Kalgoorlie, while nearby a mix of locals and FIFO workers operate Australia’s largest open pit mine.
Director: Brodie Poole; Producer: Joe McLaren

Boxed In
On the banks of the Murray River, an ex-cage fighter fronts the local drug epidemic head on by teaching kids at risk the discipline of Muay Thai Boxing.
Director: Natalie Nalesnyik, Producers: Philippa Campey & Samantha Dinning, DOP: Tim Metherall

Burlesque Blokes – Male entertainers dancing the line of consent
Burlesque Blokes follows a group of erotic male performers as they navigate female fetishisation, blurred lines of consent and group line dancing.
Director: Isaac Elliott; Producer & DOP: Lucy Knox