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1 February 2022

2022 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) March Programme released

AIDC 2022's central theme: Bearing Witness

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Still from Writing With Fire by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) today announces the full program for its first-ever hybrid event - including over 40 sessions, more than 90 speakers and 70-plus industry decision makers - taking place in-person at ACMI Melbourne, and simultaneously online, from 6-9 March 2022, with an online-only international marketplace 10-11 March 2022.

The 2022 program features leading talents from across the screen and digital media industries and other notable international guests.

AIDC 2022 sees the biggest lineup of decision makers from global streamers including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Topic and ESPN as well as new partners and institutions participating for the first time to launch new initiatives and opportunities for documentary makers including Australian streamer Stan, as well as philanthropic organisation the Judith Neilson Institute and philanthropic doc fund Shark Island Institute.

In addition to its expansive program of sessions, AIDC will also continue its tradition as the must-attend marketplace for documentary and factual projects with a formidable contingent of decision makers taking part in the 2022 event.

Screening Programme

Presented by ACMI in association with AIDC, a public screening programme will also run in parallel with AIDC 2022 and feature key AIDC speaking guests. These screenings are open to anyone and tickets can be purchased through ACMI.

  • Ablaze, featuring a live Q&A with Tiriki Onus + Alec Morgan, Saturday 5 March, 3pm
  • Under the Volcano, featuring a live Q&A with Cody Greenwood, Saturday 5 March 6.30pm
  • Burning, with live Zoom Q&A with Eva Orner, Sunday 6 March, 1.30pm
  • In the Same Breath, featuring a Q&A with Nanfu Wang, Sunday 6 March, 4:15pm

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