AIDC’s 2022 Cut to the Chase will open for submissions by early November, and the deadline for submissions will be mid-January 2022. 

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Do you have a pitch-ready project for AIDC?

Cut to the Chase is AIDC’s curated marketplace, carefully matching producers and decision makers for optimum outcomes with no time-wasting. A hybrid event in 2021,  Cut to the Chase will continue to allow decision makers and projects to make meaningful connections through one-on-one meetings.

Submitting your project is easy, and free for anyone with an All Access Pass, with all screen and digital media formats considered across the documentary and factual sectors.

The most compelling projects will be selected for curated short meetings with local and international decision makers attending AIDC, including commissioning editors, acquisitions executives, distributors and sales agents, plus other financiers and funders.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for AIDC 2022 by purchasing an All Access Pass in order to submit a project to Cut to the Chase.

Passholders are invited to submit two(2) film or television project (this is an updated increase from 1!) and one (1) audio documentary project per pass. 




Applications Cut to the Chase 2021 have CLOSED

Submissions closed 3 February 2021

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Cut to the Chase now includes audio docs!

In 2021, the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is shined a bigger spotlight on audio documentaries and integrating audio formats into the Cut to the Chase marketplace.

Audio seeking decision makers who attending in 2021 included:


Audio documentary workshop

As part of a new partnership, eight audio documentary projects submitted to Cut to the Chase were selected for complimentary project consultations prior to AIDC with one of Australia’s leading podcast agencies, Audiocraft, to hone their ideas prior to entering the market. Criteria for selection included:

  • A narrative idea that is suitable to an eight to ten podcast episode series (and sustains this duration);
  • New voices/stories;
  • Access to talent/tape;
  • A clear idea of how sound can be used to elevate the story.

Indigenous Creators Market

AIDC will continue this exciting new marketplace opportunity dedicated to Indigenous practitioners with market-ready projects. The marketplace will be highly competitive, pairing the best projects submitted to AIDC with local and international decision makers specifically looking to work with Indigenous creatives.

To be eligible to participate in the Indigenous Creators Market, delegates be registered to attend AIDC and submit a project to Cut to the Chase by its 2022 deadline (to be announced).

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