The program for the 30th annual Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has now locked in 89 speakers in over 30 sessions and includes six screenings, the FACTory international pitching forum, marketplace and networking activities, and the presence of at least 40 global decision makers on the look-out for content and project ideas.
This year’s Plenary session is Times They Are A Changin’ and will be hosted by Cathy Henkel from the WA Screen Academy. The event aims to ignite discussion about the state of the factual film screen industry by bringing together three early career ‘Game Changers’ and three ‘Policy Makers.’
Western Australian producer Brooke Silcox (Meal Tickets, HOME: The Art of Ian Strange) is one of the Game Changers representatives and Screenwest Chief Executive Ian Booth sits alongside Fiona Cameron, Chief Operating Officer Screen Australia and Tanya Denning-Orman, Channel Manager NITV as the Policy Makers.
Preceding Times They Are A Changin’ is Shake It Up hosted by Silcox and the two other Game Changers, Briony Benjamin and Daniel Joyce. This is an opportunity for the emerging sector to come together and workshop ideas and initiatives to be discussed with the Policy Makers at the Plenary session.
“The goals of the two Game Changer sessions at AIDC are to re-frame current policy and practices and propose new ideas that are viable and practical – and to examine industry responses to changing the status quo,” said Henkel.
If you are thinking about attending you can avoid the admin fee premiums by registering here before Friday, February 24.
Check out the full AIDC program here.