Do you have a pitch-ready project for AIDC?

Presented by Xe Money Transfer, Cut to the Chase is AIDC’s curated marketplace, carefully matching producers and decision makers for optimum outcomes with no time-wasting. An online event for 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.

Cut to the Chase now include audio docs!

With the success of the Sound it Out: Audio Documentary Pitch in 2019 and 2020, AIDC is excited to be incorporating audio documentary into the wider Cut to the Chase marketplace for 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for AIDC 2021 by purchasing an All Access Pass in order to submit a project for Cut to the Chase.

Passholders are invited to submit one (1) film or television project and one (1) audio documentary project per pass. 




If decision makers select your project for Cut to the Chase meetings, AIDC will contact you no later than a week before the event confirming your meeting schedule. Please note: due to high demand for decision makers, meetings cannot be guaranteed.

Before submitting your project, be sure to read the Cut to the Chase SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

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Applications for Cut to the Chase close 31 January 2021.




In submitting this application, the applicant agrees to be bound by the rules and terms and conditions as set out by Australian International Documentary Conference.

Applicants must have already purchased an All Access Pass (valued at AUD 450, all prices are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST but exclusive of credit card charges. Charges are 1.5% of the total purchase price and will be charged upon checkout.) prior to submitting their pitch. All pitch-team members representing the project will also need to be registered with an All Access Pass.

The applicant acknowledges that while every endeavour will be taken to create meaningful meetings for the applicant’s project, AIDC cannot guarantee that the project will be successful in attracting interested decision makers.

By submitting your application to Cut to the Chase, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete. AIDC reserves the right to verify the eligibility of all entrants.

AIDC shall use its best endeavours to treat all submissions confidentially however projects will be made available in the Cut to the Chase catalogue and to interested decision makers. 

There is a chance that a number of ideas submitted as part of Cut to the Chase – including the applicant’s – may contain subject matter, themes, activity, characters and other material that is similar to other projects submitted to AIDC. The applicant acknowledges that AIDC is not liable in the event that the project submitted by the applicant is in any way similar to a project selected by AIDC for Cut to the Chase now or in the future.

The Cut To The Chase curated pitch is © 2020 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).