Established in 1987, the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is the Asia-Pacific’s premier event for documentary, specialist factual and unscripted entertainment. Featuring a three-day marketplace, ideas forum and public screening program, AIDC attracts a dynamic mix of broadcasters, storytellers, entrepreneurs and documentary fans from all over the world. Our aim is to connect creators, purveyors and viewers of nonfiction screen content in ways that promote business, inspire creativity and ignite social change.
Governed by a Board of Directors, the AIDC Ltd, is a not for profit entity with an annual turnover of approx. $1 million. The CEO/Conference Director reports to the Board and has the dual responsibility of managing the business of the organization and delivering an annual conference program.
Since it’s inception the AIDC has grown from a local biennial conference into a significant annual event on the international calendar, occurring in February/March. Each year we attract 500 + delegates and we have more than 3000 industry professionals from across the globe registered on our database.
We have also become a fixture in the travelling schedule of television buyers and commissioners from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, bringing ever-increasing opportunities for the Australian documentary and factual television industry for investment and collaboration.
The 2016 conference will be held in Melbourne and is likely to for a further period. It is expected as it has done previously, that the conference will move to other states in the future, on a triennial funding basis.