New Decision Makers Announced

Introducing the second round of commissioners, distributors and programmers bound for the AIDC marketplace

The World Comes to You

AIDC continues its big-picture commitment to bringing the world to Australian producers with a new round of international decision makers added to the 2019 Marketplace.

This announcement sees a number of decision makers added to The FACTory International Pitching Forum line-up and our curated Cut to the Chase pitch meeting program.

We also welcome a new international moderator for The FACTory, and representatives from Canada’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Switzerland’s Visions du Réel.

Pathway to Europe

Joining previously announced decision makers from North America, Finland and Sweden, the AIDC marketplace welcomes Kazz Basma from UK/Spain-based international distributor Sideways Film, Philippe Muller from the European Culture Channel ARTE G.E.I.E., and Hayley Reynolds of BBC documentary strand Storyville.

IMAGE: Kazz Basma (UK/SPA) Sideways Film

IMAGE: Philippe Muller (FRA) ARTE G.E.I.E.

IMAGE: Hayley Reynolds (UK) BBC Storyville

Pathway to Asia

New decision makers from Asia include Yoshihiko Ichiya from Japanese public broadcaster NHK and James Bridges of Singapore-based doc streaming platform iWonder.

IMAGE: Yoshihiko Ichiya (JPN) NHK

IMAGE: James Bridges (SNG) iWonder

International Festival Programmers

AIDC 2019 will also host Jason Ryle from Canadian indigenous media organisation imagineNATIVE, operators of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Alex Lee of New Zealand’s Doc Edge, and Madeline Robert of Switzerland’s Visions du Réel documentary festival.

  • Jason Ryle’s participation is supported by the Consulate General of Canada.
  • Madeline Robert’s participation is supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland.

IMAGE: Jason Ryle (CAN) imagineNATIVE

IMAGE: Alex Lee (NZ) Doc Edge

IMAGE: Madeline Robert (CHE) Visions du Réel

New FACTory Moderator

DOK Leipzig’s Head of DOK Industry, Brigid O’Shea, will co-moderate AIDC 2019’s FACTory International Pitching Forum alongside SBS Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, Susie Jones.

IMAGE: Brigid O’Shea (GER) DOK Leipzig

How to Meet Them

With a revitalised focus on unique networking and pitching opportunities, and international co-production and co-financing opportunities, the AIDC 2019 marketplace is designed to get the best outcomes for producers and their projects.

Submissions for The FACTory International Pitching Forum close very soon, on 12 December 2018. Start your FACTory project submission today!

Cut to the Chase submissions close 31 January 2019, with many more decision makers still to come. Grab an All Access or Gold Pass to be eligible to enter a project.


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