Alan Hicks (AUS/USA) Independent Filmmaker
Al Hicks is an Australian Independent Filmmaker well known for his films Quincy and Keep On Keepin' On.
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Al Hicks is an Australian Independent Filmmaker well known for his films Quincy and Keep On Keepin' On.
As president of documentary film and television, Diane is responsible for the documentary feature film and television slate of Participant Media.
Tom Brisley thrives on pushing the boundaries of factual television.
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Sandi Tan is the writer, director, producer and co-editor of the award-winning Netflix documentary Shirkers.
Tamra Simmons is the executive producer on the ground-breaking Lifetime documentary series, Surviving R. Kelly.
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Andrew McGrath is the owner Soundwaves, an award-winning sound post facility located in Port Melbourne.
Jacinta Parsons is a radio broadcaster and the co-host of the Breakfast show on ABC Radio Melbourne.
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Simon is one of Australia’s most experienced documentary filmmakers.
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Claire Forster, along with the team from Artemis Media in Perth created Every Family has a Secret.
Dale Cochrane is an experienced documentary cinematographer, having filmed across every continent including a three week expedition to Antarctica.
Santilla Chingaipe is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia.
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With over two decades in the entertainment industry Karla is recognised as a producer who nurtures both creatives and talent to bring new formats and stories to the screen.
Rachael is the creator, investigator, and host of the ABC’s first true-crime podcast, Trace.
Donovan is a founding partner of Beach House Pictures and spearheads strategy & content development.
ITV Australia’s Head of Entertainment Majella Wiemers has made almost every genre of television.
Michael Cordell is one of Australia’s most established producers and directors; his projects straddle many genres and have won numerous awards.
Kyle Murdoch has 15 years of experience working around the globe in factual television as a producer, director and writer.
Chris is a business affairs-focused producer, specialising in digital distribution
Brittney has worked in festival operations for nearly eight years, now in her third year with AIDC.
Melanie Horkan is the Conference Programmer at the Australian International Documentary Conference.
Tom Zubrycki is an award-winning documentary practitioner.
Erin is an expert in international risk management and strategy development.
Suzanne Derry is the Senior Solicitor at the Arts Law Centre of Australia.
Douglas is an expert in image and footage licensing at Getty Images.
As a filmmaker and storyteller, Douglas has produced short and long-form documentaries, television series, feature documentaries, animation and immersive art experiences.
Andrew is the Head of Factual for leading Australian production house CJZ.
Annabel Crabb is the ABC’s Chief Political Writer and presenter of Back in Time for Dinner, The House and the highly acclaimed Kitchen Cabinet series on ABC TV.
Daniel is a leading Australian producer of international feature documentaries.
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The Australian Directors Guild (ADG) is a registered industry association representing the interests of film, television and digital media directors, documentary makers and animators throughout Australia.
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Kylie Boltin is a Walkley Award-winning producer and journalist, and currently the commissioning editor of online documentaries for SBS.
Submarine is a hybrid sales, production and distribution company.
Natasha’s passion for documentary traverses two decades of experience working across production, programming, festival curation and distribution.
Rudy Buttignol is the President and CEO of British Columbia’s Knowledge Network Corporation.
Al Cossar is the Artistic Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, where he has previously held roles of Programmer, Acting Artistic Director, and Associate Artistic Director.
Jo Dillon has worked in the development and production of high-quality scripted and unscripted international screen stories for over fourteen years.
Matthew Deaner is the Chief Executive Officer of Screen Producers Australia.
David Doepel is co-founder and CEO of Demand Film, a global theatrical distribution company.
Denise Eriksen has had a lengthy career in factual television, and currently sits as the Co-Chair of AIDC.
Jess Fuselier is a community outreach, marketing and data specialist at the Sundance Institute, living in Los Angeles, California.
Mitzi is a founder and CEO of the Documentary Australia Foundation, having been instrumental in its realisation since its inception in 2006.
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Torsten Hoffmann is the founder and CEO of Melbourne-based 3D/4k Content Hub.
Lisa Jackson is an immersive muti-media content creator exploring issues of First People identify and language through her work.
Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM is a medical practitioner and expert in the treatment of trauma
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Tosca Looby has had a long and glamorous career as creator of natural history and factual television for over two decades.
Erkko Lyytinen is a commissioning editor for Finnish public broadcaster YLE, focusing on co-productions of creative documentaries.
Eddie Martin is the director of acclaimed documentaries Have You Seen the Listers?, Lionel, and the award-winning All This Mayhem.
Kelrick currently oversees the Indigenous department at the ABC.
Jo-anne McGowan is an Emmy® nominated producer specialising in documentary across all genres, with a particular passion for the arts.
Caro Meldrum-Hanna is an award winning investigative reporter with ABC TV.
Kate Montague is the director and founder of Audiocraft, an organisation for Australian podcasters and radiomakers.
Theresa Navarro is an Independent Spirit Award-nominated producer and the Vice President of External Affairs at American Documentary, the producer of POV on PBS.
Dr Jordan Nguyen, is one of Australia’s most innovative biomedical engineers, who’s committed his work to improving the lives of as many people as possible.
Maya is a director with a strong focus on social justice.
Victoria Noble is Senior Director and Executive Producer of Production and Development, Factual, for Discovery.
Stephen is part of the factual commissioning team at the ABC.
Lisa Opie is the Managing Director of Factual for BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial TV production arm that creates many of the UK's most successful shows.
Kate is a hands-on Creative Producer who works regularly with Genepool Productions, WildBear Entertainment, Chemical Media and Renegade Films.
Jen Peedom is a BAFTA nominated director, known for her gripping, intimate portraits of people in extreme circumstances.
Sonya Pemberton is one of Australia’s leading factual filmmakers.
Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria.
Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten and Sky News.
Adrian is the Nine Network’s Head of Content Production & Development working across traditional broadcast and digital.
Joyce Steele is the Account Manager for HW Wood Australia Pty Ltd and heads up the Film & Entertainment team responsible for placement of insurance and risk programs.
Alex Kelly is a filmmaker, artist and communications and campaign strategist committed to social justice.
Madeleine is an award-winning writer, director, producer and presenter of television, film and virtual reality.
Sari Braithwaite is a practitioner who works across the disciplines of history and film.
A media entrepreneur, company director and philanthropist, Deanne Weir has more than 25 years’ experience in media and communications.
Ana is a hybrid practitioner who plays at the messy fringes of art, technology, design and culture.
Rebecca Bennett is an award-winning freelance producer based in Sydney, Australia.
Jaimen is a drone cinematographer whose stunning footage of whales, dolphins and surfers has amassed over 250 million views.
Ranell provides essential programming and operational support for IDA’s educational and conference programming.
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Michael was Managing Director and co-founder of Bearcage before becoming CEO of WildBear.
Tea Uglow is a founding member of Google’s Creative Lab.
Madman is Australia's leading independent theatrical, home entertainment distribution and rights management company.
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