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AIDC returns with in-person conference

Australian International Documentary Conference will return with an in-person conference in Melbourne in March.

The Australian International Documentary Conference will return with an in-person conference in Melbourne in March 2022.

Due to be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image from 6-9 March, it follows an online conference in 2021. The previous conference in 2020 was held just as COVID-19 began to reach Australia and became one of the final industry events.

The 2022 event will also be broadcast online for remote participants while a further international market for documentary and factual content will take place online from 10-11 March for all participants.

Guest speakers include guest speakers Ted Hope, former Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios, Nanfu Wang director of In the Same Breath and One Child Nation, Eva Orner producer of Taxi to the Dark Side, director Chasing Asylum and Burning; and Sue Maslin, executive producer of Brazen Hussies, Anonymous Club and Jill Bilcock: Dancing The Invisible.

Caroline Pitcher, CEO of Film Victoria said, “Future Visions is not only one of the themes of the 2022 program but encapsulates why Film Victoria is delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with AIDC. This innovative conference continues to evolve, and with 2022 offering a hybrid online and in-person experience – we will see this leading industry event reach an even wider audience. We can’t wait to see everyone gather in Melbourne for AIDC next year.”

Katrina Sedgwick OAM, ACMI Director & CEO, said, “As the national museum of screen culture, ACMI is proud to be the home of AIDC and to host its hybrid event in 2022 online, and excitingly in person at our renewed museum. Factual content has always been at the heart of ACMI and along with our ongoing screening and public programs the Story of the Moving Image celebrates the breadth and power of factual content. Providing AIDC with accommodation year round and hosting the conference in the heart of Melbourne supports our industry and connects our audiences to these makers and their work.”

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