500+ delegates land in Melbourne for Aust International Documentary Conference

The 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference kicked off on Sunday.

Over 550 delegates from 15 countries have descended on Melbourne over the weekend for the 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), which started on Sunday.

AIDC conference director Alice Burgin reveals program highlights

Themed “Southern Exposure”, the 2018 program is focused on providing the best possible international marketplace exposure for Australian factual screen creatives. As a mark of real development in this area, over 315 producer-decision maker meetings are scheduled for the new format, curated by Cut To The Chase pitching market, which brings filmmakers together with the buyers and commissioners most relevant to their projects.

AIDC conference director Alice Burgin

AIDC conference director Alice Burgin said: “AIDC is nothing without the community that supports it and the support this year has been overwhelming. The program has been a culmination of hours and hours of hard work from so many people who do it purely for their love of the sector. We look forward to welcoming everyone who put time and energy into bringing this together, and we can’t wait to celebrate with them!”

Film Victoria CEO Caroline Pitcher added: “We’re honoured to continue our support of AIDC. Australian factual content filmmakers are invaluable to Victoria’s screen industry and this forum is an essential opportunity to connect with peers, international guests and key decision makers in the marketplace.”

Top photo: AIDC 2017 (c Teresa Noble)

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