AIDC 2016 presents “The FACTory” PITCHING EVENT

AIDC 2016 presents “The FACTory” PITCHING EVENT

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has announced this week the launch of The FACTory – a new international pitching event for non-fiction screen content, and set to take place during AIDC 2016 at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge auditorium.

The FACTory will take place on the third day of the AIDC on Wednesday 2 March 2016 and will provide a unique opportunity for early career and established filmmakers to pitch ideas to international decision makers including digital media publishers, subscription and free-to-air broadcasters, sales agents, distributors and film funding bodies – in a dynamic open forum.

AIDC encourages filmmakers to begin thinking about projects to pitch before confirmed decision-makers are announced and applications open on Wednesday 2 December 2015 via

The FACTory is open to any non-fiction screen project seeking finance, including documentary shorts, one-off feature documentaries, documentary series and specialist factual programs.

“The FACTory is inspired by the success of well-established international pitching events such as Hot Docs in Toronto, the IDFA Forum in Amsterdam, and Good Pitch2 Australia,” said AIDC CEO and Conference Director, Britt Arthur.

“We are working hard to bring new players to the table, alongside established broadcasters, to help open new doors and assist producers raise finance in the rapidly changing media landscape.”

AIDC 2016 will be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) from 28 February – 2 March, with The FACTory taking place in Federation Square’s Deakin Edge on Wednesday 2 March, 9.30am – 5.00pm.

Selection criteria and applications are available from Wednesday 2 December 2015 at
Applications close on Tuesday 12 January 2016.
A one-day ‘Honing Your Pitch’ session will be offered for successful applicants in Melbourne on Sunday 28 February.
For submission requirements or enquiries please contact: [email protected]

AIDC 2016

28 February – 2 March 2016
ACMI, Melbourne Australia

Confirmed speakers, delegate registrations and applications for The FACTory go public on

Wednesday 2 December 2015 at



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