Leading Lights is AIDC’s philanthropic funding program, designed to enable and empower the next generation of Indigenous, emerging, and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) non-fiction creators.
The goal is to bring new ideas and new voices to the table, enriching the documentary and factual community and building the foundations for the future of the industry. Eligible applicants are early-career factual and documentary practitioners who have not attended AIDC before. Those selected to be beneficiaries of the fund will receive an AIDC Focus Pass, which provides them access to conference sessions and masterclasses. Recipients will also be offered the opportunity to upgrade their Focus Pass to an All Access Pass, providing full access to the conference's marketplace and networking events.