AIDC & THE SCREEN AUSTRALIA INDIGENOUS DEPARTMENT PRESENT A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM EXCLUSIVELY FOR INDIGENOUS PRACTITIONERS
After a successful pilot year welcoming over 50 Indigenous practitioners to AIDC 2019, the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) and the Screen Australia Indigenous Department are again partnering with Australian state screen agencies to provide supportive pathways for Indigenous practitioners to attend AIDC 2020.
AIDC 2020 will see the return of the Indigenous Creators Program, a strand of sessions designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners in documentary and factual content production.
These private, Indigenous-only sessions will provide targeted information to practitioners from all skill levels around pitching, storytelling, funding, legal and distribution.
There will be one session per day of the conference and the program is open to all Indigenous delegates registered to attend AIDC.
Support to attend AIDC 2020 and take part in the program is available to practitioners living in states covered by the following agencies: Film Victoria, Screenwest, Screen NSW, Screen Queensland, and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC).
Douglas Watkin, AIDC Board Member and VP Indigenous Stories & Talent at Screen Queensland, said, “At events like AIDC, it’s so important for Mob to tell our own stories, for that authentic black voice to be heard.”
Alice Burgin, AIDC CEO and Conference Director, said, “We are proud to be hosting the Indigenous Creators Program for its second year and grateful for the continued cooperation of the Screen Australia Indigenous Department and all State and Territory screen agencies in making it happen. We hope it continues to be an exciting development platform for Indigenous voices in documentary and factual.”
Indigenous practitioners are encouraged to contact their local state agency directly to find out more about travel assistance and registration support to attend AIDC 2020. There are no limits to the number of delegates that can participate in the program.
The Indigenous Creators Program will be made available to all Indigenous practitioners registered to attend AIDC with a Gold Pass, All Access Pass or Focus Pass.
Visit the Indigenous Creators Program page for more information about the program and state agency support contacts.