UPDATE: Applications to Cut to the Chase are now closed. The Marketplace team are currently working to have Cut to the Chase meeting times made available to participants a week before AIDC.
2020 Cut to the Chase will run from 9:30am – 3:00pm Wednesday 4 March 2020.
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.
Submitting your project is easy and free for anyone with either a Gold or All Access Pass, with all projects considered.
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, and other financiers and funders.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be registered for AIDC 2020 by purchasing an All Access or Gold Pass in order to submit a project for Cut to the Chase.
Confirmed decision makers include:
BBC // SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL // DISCOVERY // AL JAZEERA // NHK // DOGWOOF // LITTLE DOT STUDIOS // IMAGINATIVE // AUTLOOK FILMSALES // MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT // TCB MEDIA RIGHTS // JAVA FILMS // AUDIBLE // BEYOND DISTRIBUTION // ABC // SBS // NITV // FLAME DISTRIBUTION // TVF INTERNATIONAL // CINEFLIX
Check back for new decision makers as they are added.
If your project is selected for Cut to the Chase meetings by decision makers, AIDC will contact you no later than a week before the event confirming your meeting schedule. Please note that due to high demand for decision makers, meetings cannot be guaranteed.
Applications for Cut to the Chase are now CLOSED
(Closed Friday 7 February).
Any questions? Email [email protected]
In submitting this application, the applicant agrees to be bound by the rules and terms and conditions as set out by the Australian International Documentary Conference.
Applicants must have already purchased either a Gold (valued at AUD1225) or All Access (valued at AUD990) registration prior to submitting their pitch. All pitch-team members representing the project will also need to be accredited with a Gold or All Access Pass.
The applicant acknowledges that whilst 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 © 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).