The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has put out a call for submissions for its Indigenous Creators Program, a strand of private, Indigenous-only sessions.
Now in its second year, the program is designed specially for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners in documentary and factual production.
At the 2020 conference, the sessions will provide targeted information for participants from all skill levels around pitching, storytelling, funding, legal and distribution. There will be one session per day and the program is open to all Indigenous delegates registered to attend AIDC with a Gold Pass, All Access Pass or Focus Pass.
AIDC 2019 welcomed more than 50 practitioners, and there are no limits to the number of delegates that can participate.
Support to attend the conference and take part in the program is available to practitioners living in states covered by Australian screen agencies Film Victoria, Screenwest, Screen Queensland and the South Australian Film Corporation.
Douglas Watkin (pictured), AIDC board member and VP of Indigenous stories and talent at Screen Queensland, said in a statement: “At events like AIDC, it’s so important for Mob to tell our own stories, for that authentic black voice to be heard.”
AIDC 2020 takes place March 1 to 4 at State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
(Photo by Daniel Aulsebrook)