Speakers

Marc Smerling (USA)

Hit the Ground Running
Keynote In Conversation: THE JINX - Only in America, Masterclass: The True Detective, Catfish Interrupted
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Zac Stuart-Pontier (USA)

Editor
Hit the Ground Running
Screening: Catfish Interrupted, Keynote In Conversation: THE JINX - Only in America
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Jennifer MacArthur (USA)

Founder & Principal
Borderline Media
Impact Keynote: Social Impact Film in an Age of Austerity
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Magnus Temple (UK)

Co-Founder and Chief Executive
The Garden
Masterclass: Playing in the Garden & The F Word: FORMATS in a Contemporary Factual World
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John Smithson (UK)

Co-Founder and Creative Director
Arrow Media
Keynote In Conversation: The Rise of the Superdoc & Sherpa Masterclass: Anatomy of a Feature Doc
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Bridget Ikin (AUS)

Producer
Felix Media
Sherpa Masterclass: Anatomy of a Feature Doc and Screening: Sherpa Q&A
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Jennifer Peedom (AUS)

Director
Sherpa Masterclass: Anatomy of a Feature Doc and Screening: Sherpa Q&A
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Leanne Pooley (NZ)

Filmmaker
Maximise Your AIDC, Screening: Sherpa & Documentary Musical - Deconstructing the Form
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Roy Ackerman (UK)

Managing Director, Non-Scripted Television
Pulse Films
Maximise Your AIDC
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Sam Griffin (AUS)

Investment Manager
Screen Australia
In the Eye of a Media Sh*tstorm and Impact Strategy Hack
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Maya Newell (AUS)

Writer / Director
Marla House
In the Eye of a Media Sh*tstorm
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Charlotte Mars (AUS)

Producer
Marla House
In the Eye of a Media Sh*tstorm
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​Martin McKenzie-Murray (AUS)

Chief Correspondent
The Saturday Paper
Keynote In Conversation: THE JINX - Only in America
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Ewan Angus (UK)

Commissioning Editor
BBC Scotland
Patchwork Commissioning
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Steve Bibb (AUS)

Head of Factual
ABC TV
ABC Sudden Impact
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Veronica Fury (AUS)

Principal and Executive Producer
WildBear Entertainment
Patchwork Commissioning & In Conversation with Screenrights
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​John Godfrey (AUS)

Head of Documentaries
SBS Television
In the Eye of a Media Sh*tstorm & SBS and NITV: Under The Spotlight
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David Galloway (AUS)

Director of Programmes
KEO Films
In the Eye of a Media Sh*tstorm
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Joseph Maxwell (AUS)

Commissioning Editor of Documentaries
SBS Television
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Richard Todd (AUS)

Producer / Director
Aquarius Productions
In the Eye of a Media Sh*tstorm
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Seniha Tunaboylu (UK)

Head of Factual, Acquisitions
Modern Times Group
Patchwork Commissioning
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Alex Kelly (AUS)

Impact & Distribution Producer
Echotango
Impact in Action: Campaign Design in Extreme Close-Up
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Alice Burgin (USA)

Campaign Director
The Bully Project
Impact in Action
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Malinda Wink (AUS)

Executive Director
Good Pitch² Australia
Good Pitch² Australia: The Business of Impact
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Anna Kaplan (AUS)

Impact Producer
That Sugar Film, The Hunting Ground.
Impact in Action: Campaign Design in Extreme Close-Up
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Dr. Mitzi Goldman (AUS)

CEO
Documentary Australia Foundation
Impact in Action: Campaign Design in Extreme Close-Up
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Simon Nasht (AUS)

Founder of Smith & Nasht /
CEO of Digital Rights Manager Screen Impact
Impact Strategy Hack, SBS & NITV: Under The Spotlight and Show Me The Money
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Julie Christie (NZ)

Director
Julie Christie Inc. Ltd.
Masterclass: Taking Your Format To The World and The F Word: FORMATS in a Contemporary Factual World
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Lyndal Marks (AUS)

Executive Producer, Factual
Network Seven
The F Word: FORMATS in a Contemporary Factual World​
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Denise Eriksen (AUS)

Executive Producer
Eriksen Media
The F Word: FORMATS in a Contemporary Factual World​ & AFTRS TV Talks
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Peter Hamilton (US)

Senior Marketing & Business Development Consultant
Peter Hamilton Consultants, Inc.
Demystifying VOD, Maximise Your AIDC
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Rebecca Barry (AUS)

Media Stockade
Impact Strategy Hack
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Craig Dow Sainter (AUS)

Director
Roar Film
Business Confidential
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Richard Sowada (AUS)

Director & Freelance Curator
Revelation Perth International Film Festival
Catfish Interrupted
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Katy Roberts (AUS)

Senior Producer
VICE Australia
What’s the Deal with Short Docs?
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Penny Robins (AUS)

Executive Producer/ Producer
Business Confidential
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Phil Craig (UK)

Freelance Executive Producer
Maximise Your AIDC, Who's Who at AIDC 2016, Keynote In Conversation: The Rise of the Superdoc
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Jess Linington (UK)

i-Docs
Virtual Reality: Documentary Outside the Frame
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Katy Morrison (AUS)

Co-Founder and Producer
VRTOV
Virtual Reality: Documentary Outside the Frame
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Roger Jackson (USA)

Co-Founder
Kinonation
Demystifying VOD
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Graeme Mason (AUS)

CEO
Screen Australia
Screen Australia: The Future Is Now
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Kingston Anderson (AUS)

CEO
Australian Directors Guild and Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collection Society
Show Me The Money
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Tony Jackson (AUS)

Executive Producer
Chemical Media
Black As Q&A
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Deb Jackson (AUS)

Executive Officer
Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society Ltd (ASDACS)
Show Me The Money
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Jacqueline Elaine (AUS)

Executive Director
Australian Writers Guild (AWG)
Show Me The Money
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Tom Zubrycki (AUS)

Filmmaker
Show Me The Money
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Sabiene Heindl (AUS)

Executive Director
SWH Legal & Business Consulting
Show Me The Money
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Sonya Pemberton (AUS)

Creative Director
Genepool Productions
Chasing the Blue Chips
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Patrick Weeden (AUS)

Managing Director
Scout Aerial
Drones, Drones, Drones!
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Alison Leigh (AUS)

Editorial Director
World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP)
What's the Buzz?
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David Doepel (AUS)

Managing Director
Leap Frog Films and Tugg Australia & New Zealand
Impact Strategy Hack
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Mike Piper (AUS)

CEO
Piper Films Pty Ltd
Drones, Drones, Drones!
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Kelrick Martin (AUS)

Creative Director
Spear Point Productions
Documentary Musical - Deconstructing the Form
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Astrid Scott (AUS)

Senior Producer and Experience Strategist
ABC Research and Development
Virtual Reality: Documentary Outside the Frame
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Karina Holden (AUS)

Head of Factual
Northern Pictures
Breaking into the Establishment & Chasing the Blue Chips
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Chris Hilton (AUS)

CEO
Essential Media and Entertainment
Chasing the Blue Chips
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Bettina Dalton (AUS)

Executive Producer and Principal
WildBear
Chasing the Blue Chips
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Harry Bardwell (AUS)

Executive Producer and Manager
Beyond West
Documentary Musical - Deconstructing the Form
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João Dujon Pereira (AUS)

Filmmaker
Optical Alkemi
Docbusters
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Jodie Brearly (AUS)

Casting Director
Warner Bros.
AFTRS TV Talks
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Clement Dunn (AUS)

Lawyer
Marshalls + Dent
Drones, Drones, Drones!
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Matthew Sleeth (AUS)

Visual Artist and Filmmaker
Drones, Drones, Drones!
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Kirsty de Vallance (AUS)

Casting Director
A Cast of Thousands
AFTRS TV Talks
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Dr. Cathy Henkel (AUS)

Director
WA Screen Academy at Edith Cowan University
What’s the Deal with Short Docs?
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Olivia Peniston-Bird (AUS)

Filmmaker
Docbusters
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Dr. Phoebe Hart (AUS)

Principal
Hartflicker
Breaking into the Establishment & Toy Workshop
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Michael Dillon AM (AUS)

Documentary Filmmaker, Adventurer, Cinematographer
Toy Workshop
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Charlie Phillips (UK)

Head of Documentaries
The Guardian
What’s the Deal with Short Docs?
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Marcus Gillezeau (AUS)

Director
Pavilion Entertainment and Finance
Catching the Cash
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Lynne Butler (AUS)

Sound Recordist
Toy Workshop
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Shellie Morris (AUS)

Yanyuwa/Warduman Singer, Songwriter & Composer
Documentary Musical - Deconstructing the Form​​ and Breaking into the Establishment
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Casey Bennetto (AUS)

Musician, Writer, Broadcaster
Documentary Musical - Deconstructing the Form
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Paul Willey (AUS)

Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Vectis Media Investments
Archive Content Undressed
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Cindy Clarkson (AUS)

Film Editor
Archive Content Undressed
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Ross Mitchell (AUS)

Head of Operations
Soundfirm
Archive Content Undressed
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Madeleine Hetherton (AUS)

Producer, Director
Media Stockade
Breaking Into the Establishment
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Theo Dorizac (AUS)

Senior Lawyer
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
Breaking into the Establishment
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Sari Braithwaite (AUS)

Filmmaker
Marc Smerling Masterclass: The True Detective
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Michael Tear (AUS)

CEO
Wildbear Entertainment
Business Confidential
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Ray Pedretti (AUS)

Executive Producer
Showrunner
Business Confidential
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Michele McDonald (AUS)

Program Manager
Screen Australia
Producer Offset: Updates & Answers
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Dr. Mark Cross (AUS)

Consultant Psychiatrist
Breaking into the Establishment
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Ruari Elkington (AUS)

Screen-content Education Researcher and Consultant
Reel Feed
In Conversation with Screenrights
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Simon Lake (AUS)

Chief Executive
Screenrights
In Conversation with Screenrights
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Leo Faber (AUS)

Commissioning Editor and Executive Producer
Red Bull Media House
Catching the Cash Sourcing New Global Finance and Securing Rights
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John Cherry (AUS)

Director/ Producer
Catching the Cash: Sourcing New Global Finance and Securing Rights
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Courtney Gibson (AUS)

Chief Executive
Screen NSW
AIDC 2016 Plenary
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Emma Madison (AUS)

Head of Member Services
Screenrights
In Conversation with Screenrights
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Julia Redwood (AUS)

Managing Director
Prospero Productions
Patchwork Commissioning
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Jade Christian (AUS)

Commissioning Editor
NITV
SBS and NITV: Under The Spotlight
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Brett Dwyer (AUS)

National Rental Manager
Lemac
Toy Workshop
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Lori Flekser (AUS)

Executive Director and General Manager
IP Awareness Foundation and Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia
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Jenni Tosi (AUS)

CEO
Film Victoria
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Christian Gazal (AUS)

Editor
Sherpa Masterclass: Anatomy of a Feature Doc
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Penelope McDonald (AUS)

Director
Screen Territory
AIDC 2016 Plenary
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Virginia Trioli (AUS)

Journalist
ABC
AIDC 2016 Plenary
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Tracey Viera (AUS)

Chief Executive Officer
Screen Queensland
AIDC 2016 Plenary
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Liz Stevens (AUS)

Senior Manager
Screen Australia
AIDC 2016 Plenary
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Baqir Khan (AUS)

Volunteer Coordinator - Innovation Hub
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)
Impact Strategy Hack
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Steve Griffin (AUS)

Flying Operations Inspector
Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Branch
Drones, Drones, Drones!
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Annabelle Sheehan (AUS)

Chief Executive Officer
South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC)
AIDC 2016 Plenary
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Dom Bartolo (AUS)

Principal/Creative Director
21-19
Design For Documentary
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Lucy Murphy (AUS)

Organisation Practice Consultant
annecto
Impact Strategy Hack
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Sarah Bamford (AUS)

Media Advisor
Australian Human Rights Commission
Impact Strategy Hack
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More Speakers To Be Announced Soon!

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