Local voices with global knowledge
It is impossible to ignore the ongoing achievements of Australians in the documentary and factual space, which is why AIDC 2020 is bringing you the cream of the crop in our new Speaker line-up.
Some of Australia’s finest filmmakers, producers and industry thought leaders will join international speakers like Amy J. Berg (West of Memphis), Feras Fayyad (Last Men In Aleppo, The Cave) and Ninder Billing (factual prodco The Garden) in the AIDC 2020 program.
We’re thrilled to announce the participation of the following creators, advocates and industry luminaries, each of who will energise the wide-ranging AIDC 2020 session program – set to be announced 29 January 2020.
Director, producer, author and activist, whose documentaries 2040 (2019) and That Sugar Film (2014), and their accompanying impact campaigns, have made huge impressions on audiences worldwide.
The BAFTA-nominated director of Solo (2008), Sherpa (2015) and the stunning Australian Chamber Orchestra collaboration Mountain (2017); the highest-grossing Australian documentary of all time.
Emmy and AACTA award-winning Australian artist/filmmaker, whose immersive installations, VR and film works like Tender, Collisions and Awavena, have been changing people’s perceptions of interactive factual work around the world.
Artistic Director and Choreographer of internationally acclaimed Australian Indigenous dance company Bangarra, the story of which is soon to be told in the anticipated documentary Firestarter – featuring new work choreographed by Page specifically for the film.
bangarra: bennelong. credit: daniel boud
Head of Factual at Northern Pictures, key creative and executive on breakout series like Love on the Spectrum, Go Back to Where you came from and Executive Producer of the SPA Award-winning series Employable Me.
General counsel for Doc Society and legal advisor on projects like Leaving Neverland, The Kleptocrats and The Great Hack; former legal advisor for Channel 4 Television UK, including for satirists Chris Morris (Brasseye, Four Lions) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Da Ali G Show).
Head of Genre at Endemol Shine and visionary executive producer of factual and reality TV, whose recent hit projects include One Born Every Minute and Old People’s Home for Four Year-Olds.
Australian director of the AACTA-nominated Shut Up Little Man! (2012) and Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (2015)
Head of factual for leading Australian production house CJZ and EP behind series and documentaries like Undercurrent, Marry Me, Marry My Family and Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy.
Walkley Award-winning producer and journalist, and currently the commissioning editor of online documentaries for SBS Australia.
Australian director of the Netflix-released Have You Seen the Listers? (2017) and the upcoming The Kids (2020).
Australian director of Gayby Baby (2015) and the AACTA and Hot Docs-nominated In My Blood It Runs (2019).
Joining a continually expanding line-up of speakers for the 2020 conference, these local voices bring expert knowledge of cross-disciplinary collaboration in documentary, international co-production, community impact and more. Meet all the speakers announced so far HERE.
Stay tuned as we announce even more inspiring speakers, panellists and masterclass for AIDC 2020 in the coming weeks.
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