FEATURING DECISION MAKERS FROM BBC STUDIOS, GENEPOOL PRODUCTIONS, THE GUARDIAN, AND MORE
We are very pleased to announce the national and international jurors for the 2nd annual AIDC Awards, featuring renowned creators, producers, and decision makers from across the documentary and factual industry.
The Awards will be presented on Wednesday 9 March at ACMI, Melbourne during AIDC 2022, acknowledging the very best Australian documentary and factual work of the last year across six categories: Best Feature Documentary, Best Documentary/Factual Series; Best Documentary/Factual Single; Best Short-Form Documentary, Best Audio Documentary, and Best Interactive/Immersive Documentary.
The early deadline for AIDC Awards submission is 23:59 AEDT Wednesday 8 December 2021, with late entries accepted until Wednesday 15 December 2021 (with late fee).
The 2022 AIDC Awards Jury comprises members with a wealth of screen knowledge and industry experience, including:
- Abigail Priddle, Creative Director, BBC Studios, The Documentary Unit, UK
- Gillian Moody, Producer, Kalori Productions, Australia
- Julie Shapiro, Vice President of Editorial, PRX & Radiotopia, USA
- Kate Montague, Managing Director / Co-Founder of Audiocraft, Australia
- Kitty Green, Director / Producer, Australia
- Lindsay Poulton, Head of Documentaries, The Guardian, UK
- Nashen Moodley, Festival Director, Sydney Film Festival, Australia
- Penny Smallacombe, Producer, Bunya Productions, Australia
- Rebecca Barry, Co-Founder & Producer, Media Stockade, Australia
- S. Leo Chiang, Director, Walking Iris Media, USA / Taiwan
- Sonya Pemberton, Creative Director, Genepool, Australia
- and more to be announced
For full bios on each jury member visit the AIDC Jury profiles.
“Now in its second year, the AIDC Awards recognise and celebrate the extensive craft of our nonfiction storytellers and we’re thrilled to have such a stellar line-up of local and industry talent represented on the 2022 AIDC Awards jury,” said AIDC CEO / Creative Director Natasha Gadd.
AIDC is also seeking nominations for the prestigious Stanley Hawes Award, a $5,000 prize presented annually at AIDC to a person or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the Australian documentary and factual sector. Nominations can be made by AIDC members until 16 January 2022.
Final submissions for the 2022 AIDC Awards close on Wednesday 15 December at 23:59 AEDT. Visit the AIDC Awards page for full category definitions and details about how to submit a project.
Image [anti-clockwise from top right]: Kitty Green, Penny Smallacombe, S. Leo Chiang, Kate Montague, Sonya Pemberton, Lindsay Poulton, Nashen Moodley