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AIDC Indigenous Creators Program returns for 2020 event

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 ...
December 18, 2019

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 storiesĀ 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)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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