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The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has opened submissions for the 2019 FACTory International Pitching Forum.

AIDC is seeking applications for feature-length documentaries, one-hour singles and series with global appeal in development or production. Submissions are open to a vast array of genres and 10 projects will be selected to pitch in this competitive forum.

Applications close Wednesday, 12 December 2018.


About The FACTory

Proudly presented by Film Victoria, The FACTory is AIDC’s annual one-day pitching forum for documentary and factual screen projects, on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 during AIDC 2019 in Fed Square’s Deakin Edge auditorium.

The FACTory provides a unique opportunity for practitioners to pitch screen projects directly to an assembled group of top-level local and international buyers, commissioners, and distributors in a live event setting; receive expert feedback on the spot, and seal financing deals.

AIDC CEO & Conference Director Alice Burgin said, “We know that Australian documentary-makers tell great stories that, while local in perspective, will resonate beyond our national borders.

“The FACTory is designed with this in mind and is geared towards connecting exciting new projects with the who’s-who of the global documentary and factual community.”

Previous documentaries pitched at The FACTory include:

  • Richard Lowenstein’s anticipated Michael Hutchence biography MYSTIFY
  • Dan Goldberg’s FOOD FIGHTER, and
  • Upcoming project CHINA LOVE produced by Media Stockade and pre-sold to ABC Arts


How to Apply

Project submissions for The FACTory are open now and close Wednesday, 12 December 2018.

Selection criteria and more details about the event can be found on the FACTory page of the AIDC website.

The 10 selected projects will be announced in January 2019.

FACTory Event Details

Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000


About AIDC

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is Australia’s premier event for documentary, factual and unscripted screen content.

Based at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne and featuring a four-day marketplace, forum and screening program, AIDC attracts a diverse mix of broadcasters, storytellers, and innovators from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

AIDC 2019 takes place 3 – 6 March 2019.


More Information

For more information please visit the AIDC website.

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Posted 04 October 2018

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