Screen Forever and AIDC’s futures secured with Government funding

The renewed funding was this week announced by Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

Matthew Deaner

Screen Forever, the annual conference for Screen Producers Australia, will remain in Melbourne for a further three years following an announcement this week by Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley of renewed funding.

The announcement comes on the eve of 2016 conference, which runs 15-17 November at Crown Conference Centre.

The CEO of Screen Producers Australia Matthew Deaner said: “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Film Victoria and Screen Australia over the next three years. Each year Screen Forever brings together the various tribes of our industry to learn, create, grow and bond with each other in a way that is unique and critical to our industry’s success and opportunity. The threads of our industry – the financiers, the creatives, the businesses, the broadcasters, the distributors – are woven and rewoven together there at our nation’s annual Screen Conference.”

Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi said: “We are delighted to announce our continued support as the Principal Partner for Screen Forever which sees this premier business event for the screen industry remain in Melbourne for a further three years. As an industry that thrives on collaboration and cooperation Film Victoria and Screen Producers Australia look forward to ensuring Screen Forever encourages and stimulates this well into the future.”

Meanwhile Foley also announced this week renewed funding for the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) which will remain in Melbourne until 2020.

AIDC, Australia’s foremost event for the documentary, factual and unscripted screen content sector, runs over four days from its hub at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) 5-8 March 2017.

ACMI CEO and director Katrina Sedgwick said: “AIDC is one of the most important industry gatherings in the country and we are thrilled to be hosting it, very fittingly, in ACMI – the national museum for film, TV, games, art and digital culture. Increasingly as documentary is evolving across all of these platforms, our industry and our audiences benefit hugely from having the focus of AIDC, its business and creative conversations, in Melbourne every year.”

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