The 30 year milestone bolsters the conference’s reputation as Asia Pacific’s premier event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content. 

Themed ‘Three Sides To Every Story’, the 2017 program boasts a high calibre of key note speakers, including producers John Battsek (More Than a Game), Amy Hobby (What Happened, Miss Simone?) and Ezra Edelman (director and producer of O.J.: Made in America).

The AIDC Marketplace is once again a major drawcard for delegates, with fully booked Speed Pitching and Roundtable sessions pairing filmmakers with local and international decision makers, and filmmaking teams from nine nations participating in The FACTory International Pitching Forum.

The richness of the four-day program and the calibre of guests is reflected in the attendance figures, with this year’s event attracting the highest number of attendees in ten years - proving that AIDC is the place to be for anyone involved in factual and documentary screen content.

AIDC CEO and Conference Director, Andrew Wiseman said, “Our 30th year provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of our industry. I invite you to explore the theme of ‘Three Sides To Every Story’ through a program which is rich in sessions that will inspire, inform and lead to great outcomes.”

The conference kicks off with an exciting new addition to the AIDC 2017 program. VR Plus is a special day of sessions presented by Principal Partner Film Victoria, which will explore the intersection of documentary and factual content with the expanding opportunities of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and gaming.

Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi said “AIDC has gone from strength to strength over the past 30 years and we’re delighted to have supported their journey. It’s the business event for documentary filmmakers which ensures that audiences continue to enjoy a diverse range of factual content.”

Following the success of the 2016 conference, ACMI (the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) will again be the Major Partner for AIDC and host the conference, welcoming broadcasters, storytellers, entrepreneurs and documentary fans from all over the world.  

ACMI CEO Katrina Sedgwick said “AIDC is the most important gathering in Australia for documentary makers across all platforms. We are delighted to welcome the industry back into their museum - the national museum for film, TV, games, digital culture and art – for this vibrant conference.”

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