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Let’s get interactive

Taking place February 21 to 24, the Australian International Documentary Conference will welcome a newly formed group - the Bell Fund Mission - to its 2005 event. The first interactive media delegation to attend AIDC, the Canadian collective is comprised of 10 new media producers, Claude Galipeau (executive director of cbc new media) and funding agency representatives.
January 1, 2005

Taking place February 21 to 24, the Australian International Documentary Conference will welcome a newly formed group – the Bell Fund Mission – to its 2005 event. The first interactive media delegation to attend AIDC, the Canadian collective is comprised of 10 new media producers, Claude Galipeau (executive director of cbc new media) and funding agency representatives.

The Bell Fund supports new media projects associated with TV productions. Andra Scheffer, executive director of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, says it became obvious that there were many opportunities for Canadians and Australians to work together, so the Bell Fund Board approved partial funding for the mission to Australia and organized it with encouragement from several Australian groups and the Canadian Consulate General in Sydney.

One aim is to promote the licensing of more Canadian interactive content by Australian broadcasters and to establish copro partnerships between the two countries. On February 24, Canadian interactive producers pre-matched with Australian counterparts will participate in a ‘Pitch ‘N Punt’ competition in which they will pitch for a copro and AU$15,000.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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