Melbourne will Host Major Documentary Conference

Today by the AIDC Board at its Annual General Meeting has announced that the Andrews Labor Government and Film Victoria have secured the rights to host the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in Melbourne in 2016.

The Annual Conference – titled Net-Work-Play – is a major screen industry event that brings together around 500 Australian and international delegates from across the factual film, television and digital media industries. It focuses on issues such as media convergence, technology and entrepreneurship, and helps the industry connect with new markets and new ways of doing business.

Last hosted in Melbourne in 2006, the Conference’s new Melbourne home will be at ACMI in Federation Square, which will partner with AIDC to present a series of public evening screenings and an industry exhibition.

As well as the extensive conference program, Net-Work-Play will include Australia’s only international documentary market allowing those working in the industry to strengthen business relationships with international and local broadcasters, sales agents and distributors.

Since it began in 1986, the AIDC has grown from a local biennial conference into a significant annual event on the international documentary calendar. The 2015 event has just ended in Adelaide, where it has been held since 2007.