the XR marketplace for every kind of altered-reality

Meet Your Maker

XR Marketplace

Have a project you want to make a reality? Welcome to AIDC’s non-fiction XR marketplace.

XR is the umbrella category that covers all the various forms of computer-altered reality, including; Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR).

This highly-competitive speed-pitching event is a marketplace like never before. Now in its third year, Meet Your Maker is designed for non-fiction creators working in the XR sector to make meaningful connections with funders, festivals, exhibitors and buyers from around Australia.

Dedicated to creating new pathways to financing and exhibition potential for non-fiction projects in the XR market, this is an event no creator can afford to miss!

How It Works

Ten projects will be selected to pitch to Decision Makers with the aim of forging relationships, storytelling ideas and real business outcomes that can advance projects and create opportunities.

Submitting is free, however successful applicants will be expected to purchase a $250 registration for the day, and must be able to attend the pitch at their own expense, which will take place in Melbourne on Sunday 3 March, 2018.

“THE CONFERENCE WAS AN EXCELLENT LAUNCH PAD FOR US AND WE’VE GONE ON TO SECURE FINANCE AS WELL AS FORGE A NUMBER OF PRODUCTION AND SALES AND DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS.”

– DOMINIC ALLEN
DIRECTOR

 

“A SUMMIT FOR PROGRESSIVE IDEAS AND PASSIONATE PEOPLE”

– STUART CAMPBELL
DIRECTOR

Decision Makers

Previous companies to attend AIDC and participate in Meet your Maker as Decision Makers include:

Google News Lab
ABC
Sheffield Doc Festival
HTC
SBS Digital Creative Labs
Screen Australia
Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes
Australian Museum
Adelaide Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
and a number of State Agencies

2019 Decision Makers to be announced soon!

APPLY

Applications for AIDC 2019’s Meet Your Maker: XR Marketplace are open now, and close Sunday 21 January, 2018 at 11:59pm.

Please read our Meet Your Maker Submission Guide before submitting.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

Please note that projects that do not have a non-fiction element will not be eligible.

Terms & Conditions

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

Projects must have a non-fiction element to be considered.


Projects must be based in Australia, or have at least one Australian Key Creative.


AIDC strongly encourages early-career, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) and Indigenous practitioners to apply.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


The pitch must be nonfiction or include a nonfiction element, or the project will not be considered.


Interstate XR Marketplace candidates who are selected to participate must pay their own way to attend and register for the 2019 conference. (If you live interstate and you are successful, we encourage you to contact your state agency for travel support.)


Successful applicants will purchase a day-pass registration at $275 (incl. GST) providing them access to AIDC on Sunday 3 March 2019 by the allocated date or run the risk of losing their spot in the marketplace.


The applicant acknowledges that whilst every endeavour will be taken to create a meaningful meetings for the applicant’s project, AIDC cannot guarantee that the project will be successful in attracting interested Decision Makers.


AIDC shall use its best endeavours to treat all submissions confidentially however projects will be made available to Decision Makers participating in the Meet Your Maker XR Marketplace.


There is a chance that a number of ideas submitted as part of Meet Your Maker XR Marketplace – 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 now or in the future.


By submitting your application, 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.