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.
Scheduled in-person during AIDC between Sunday 3 and Wednesday 6 March 2024 (AEDT) or virtually during our online international marketplace between Thursday 7 and Saturday 8 March 2024 (AEDT), Cut to the Chase allows decision makers and projects to make meaningful connections through one-on-one meetings.
Submitting your project is easy, and free for anyone with a Business Pass or All Access Pass, with all documentary and factual formats considered across film, broadcast, digital media and audio.
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.
Passholders are invited to submit up to two (2) projects. Either two (2) screen projects or one (1) screen project and one (1) audio documentary project per pass.
Submitting your project is easy and free for anyone with a Business Pass / Online Business Pass or an All Access Pass / Online All Access Pass, with all projects then considered for curated in-person and online meetings with local and international decision makers and production companies attending AIDC.
- Submissions for Cut to the Chase close 23:59 (AEDT), Sunday 28 January 2024.
- You must purchase a Business Pass / Online Business Pass or an All Access Pass / Online All Access Pass to submit your project.
If your project has been selected for Cut to the Chase meetings AIDC will contact you no later than a week before the event confirming your meeting schedule. Please note that decision makers are seeking projects that have market potential and due to high demand, meeting time availability and project suitability, Cut to the Chase meetings cannot be guaranteed for all projects submitted.
View the list of decision makers attending AIDC 2024. More decision makers may join this list up to the submission deadline of 28 January 2024.
Key creatives attached to the submission will need to be registered with an AIDC Business Pass / Online Business Pass or an All Access Pass / Online All Access Pass in order to participate in pitch meetings.
Before submitting your project, be sure to read the
- Cut to the Chase Submission Guidelines .pdf format
- Cut to the Chase Submission Guidelines .docx format
Questions? Email email@example.com.
THE POST LOUNGE DOC PITCH
Do you have a documentary feature, one-off or series in the making across any genre – from ob-doc to factual entertainment, archival, or true crime? The Post Lounge Doc Pitch is looking to support standout unscripted projects with up to $30,000 worth of development investment through post-production, to be used for a sizzle, teaser or pilot. To be considered for the pitch, apply via the Cut to the Chase application form.
For the third year running, AIDC will feature marketplace opportunities dedicated to Indigenous practitioners with market-ready projects. The marketplace will pair projects submitted to AIDC with local and international decision makers specifically looking to work with Indigenous creatives.
Submitting to Cut to the Chase?
To help you prepare your best possible pitch, Getty Images have partnered with AIDC to provide you – absolutely free – access to their extensive library of stills and video you can use for your application.
The Getty Images online library has over 25 million clips, including content from leading editorial video producers such as TVNZ, NBC News Archives, BBC Motion Gallery, ITN and Bloomberg.
Content is available for every subject imaginable – from the moments that define humanity, to wildlife, climate change and sustainability, modern and historical change-makers and much, much more.
For more information or to request archive stills or footage, click the link below.