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AIDC ups Burgin to conference director

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), which taps the documentary, factual and unscripted industry Down Under, has elevated Alice Burgin to the role of conference director. Burgin, who most recently served as ...
May 1, 2017

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), which taps the documentary, factual and unscripted industry Down Under, has elevated Alice Burgin to the role of conference director.

Burgin, who most recently served as AIDC conference programmer, replaces the outgoing Andrew Wiseman, who in March decided not to renew his contract and to pursue his own film pursuits.

Burgin has more than a decade experience working in various programming capacities for a raft of conferences and festivals across Australia, Europe and the U.S. Her programming and curation experiences include stints at Tribeca Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Hamptons International Film Festival and Rooftop Films in New York.

In addition, she is currently in her third year working with U.S. pubcaster PBS as a screening committee member on the long-standing documentary program ‘POV’. 

“It has been an absolute privilege to have been able to participate in AIDC’s exciting transformation and growth over the past two years,” Burgin said in a statement. “The energy, vitality and bold new work that we are seeing emerge from our shores demonstrates to me that there are no limits on how far we can strive as an organization to provide new opportunities for our filmmakers and factual television producers to push themselves and their creative ideas.”

AIDC’s 30th anniversary conference, which was hosted March 5-8 in Melbourne, attracted 678 delegates, speakers and industry decision makers from 14 different nations – the second highest number of delegates in its history.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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