SUPPORT AIDC's LEADING LIGHTS FUND

The Australian International Documentary Conference is calling on supporters to donate to Leading Lights, a philanthropic fund for emerging and diverse documentary practitioners.

We believe that a diversity of voices and perspectives is vital for a healthy screen industry. Established in 2018, the Leading Lights Fund is designed to enable early career, Indigenous and CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) practitioners with the opportunity to attend the AIDC conference.

Since its inception the Fund has introduced 65 diverse voices and perspectives to AIDC for the first time (26 in 2018, 39 in 2019), enriching the documentary and factual community and building the foundations for the future of the industry.

In 2020, we want to continue to provide professional development opportunities for emerging, Indigenous and CALD practitioners to access AIDC sessions and masterclasses.

We are inviting you to make a tax-deductible donation to the value of one or more AIDC Focus Pass ($650 per participant) to help usher in a new generation of factual storytellers.

Donate now and become a Leading Light today.

WHAT THE DONORS SAY

“Investing in talented creatives and strong original ideas is at the heart of everything Princess pictures does. AIDC’s Leading Lights program aligns perfectly with our values and is an ideal way for Princess to be supporting the next generation of documentary and factual content creators.”

Jenni Tosi, Managing Director, Princess Pictures

“Our industry needs greater diversity of voices to ensure its ongoing relevance and vitality, and Leading Lights offers an opportunity for the next generation to meet industry leaders and make connections that could set them on the path to career success.”

Darren Dale, Managing Director, Blackfella Films

WHAT THE RECIPIENTS SAY

“The experience of being able to attend AIDC as a recipient of Leading Lights was inspirational. The contacts with the documentary industry family were phenomenal and great for my producer skills”.

Rob Llewellyn, Leading Lights recipient 2019

“Being part of the Leading Lights program meant that my first AIDC was a warm, energising and hugely successful four days. The access to decision makers and international guests was remarkable, and I constantly felt supported, stimulated and welcomed by AIDC and the extended factual community”.

Sam Lara, Leading Lights recipient 2018

 

The Leading Lights program is © 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC)