AIDC: reaching out to your children

Want to suck another generation into filmmaking? Want to be upstaged by your own loutish-at-home-charming-in-public teenager at the AIDC? This is how it's done.
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Want to suck another generation into filmmaking? Want to be upstaged by your own loutish-at-home-charming-in-public teenager at the AIDC? This is how it’s done.

DOCUMENT YOUR WORLD is a pitching competition for teenagers, aged 12-17.

Successful applicants will receive professional support to pitch their idea to a panel of international broadcasters during the Australian International Documentary Conference 2007.

The projects are aimed for broadcast on Australian TV!

This youth documentary initiative offers a fresh, entertaining and provocative insight into the creative world of young people across Australia.

From country towns to camel farms, vineyards to suburban beaches, opal fields to concrete jungles, young people will have the chance to document the world around them.

Their visions are bound to challenge old school documentary form and practice, but can they win over the commissioning editors and convince them to finance a short documentary? After all it is a pitch as all other pitches. No favours done, all industry rules apply! We will give them a head start by finding them some excellent mentors though.

The competition provides young filmmakers with a professional arena to present their skills and voice their ideas. The model is based on tallstoreez productionz’ highly successful youth media training project, Directing the Hero Within.

Teenagers are media savvy: Given access to the equipment and professional mentor support they can not only deliver broadcast television but also push the boundaries!

The final documentary will showcase their short film and also follow their journey, capturing inspiring moments ‘behind-the-scenes’.

It is important to acknowledge that teenagers are stakeholders in a diverse media landscape. Thanks to the accessibility to digital devices and the Internet, kids have become very media savvy. Web based platforms that allow online content sharing, like YouTube, has turned them into content producers and broadcasters. We want to recognize these content producers as industry practitioners and give them the opportunity to participate in AIDC.

For more information please contact info@aidc.com.au or info@directingthero.com

This initiative is developed with the support of South Australian Government through Arts SA Health Promotion through the Arts, the Australian International Documentary Conference 2007, Australian Festival for Young People aka Come Out 2007 and tallstoreez productionz.?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

AIDC…..the step between YouTube and TheirTube

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