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Screenwest has opened a travel funding round to assist up to 10 Western Australian non-fiction filmmakers wishing to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in 2019.

AIDC is Australia’s premier annual event for documentary and factual screen content. The 2019 conference runs from Sunday, 3 March to Wednesday, 6 March at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne.

Applications close Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.


About 2019 AIDC Travel Funding

Successful applicants will receive a link to an early-bird discounted-rate AIDC All Access Pass registration to book their ticket.

This includes practitioners who have submitted a project to the XR Market. Practitioners selected to take part in a Marketplace Opportunity or Initiative will be prioritised. WA practitioners that receive a Leading Lights pass from AIDC are still eligible for travel funding after the Tuesday, 29 January 2019 funding deadline.

Screenwest will offer a set funding amount of $1,500 under both of Screenwest’s travel funding categories, Travel – Business & Marketing and Travel – Skills Development & Exposure. As this is a set funding amount, a budget will not be required as part of the application process.

Practitioners are to apply under the appropriate travel funding category. Guidelines and application materials are at the links below.

Please note that as this is a competitive round, funding is not assured even where an applicant meets all the minimum eligibility criteria.

Applications close Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 5:00pm AWST.


Program Contact

For travel funding enquiries, please contact:

Wendy Simmons, Development and Production Executive
+61 8 6169 2113


2019 AIDC Marketplace Opportunities & Initiatives

Stanley Hawes Award


Pitch Australiana


The FACTory International Pitching Forum

  • Deadline for applications: Wednesday, 12 December 2018 at 23:59 AEDT
  • Project Eligibility: feature-length documentaries, one-hour singles and series in development or production, for online, theatrical, or broadcast publishing.
  • Read more:


ACCESS Mentorship Program


Untold Australia


Meet Your Maker – XR Marketplace


Cut to the Chase


Leading Lights Fund – Recipient


Leading Lights Fund – Donor


The full AIDC 2019 program will be announced in the coming months.

Explore AIDC 2019’s ever expanding list of inspiring speaking guests, global decision makers and what’s available on the AIDC website.

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Posted 06 December 2018

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