Plucky NZ conference creates New World Order by going online

Here's the nitty gritty of running a market based conference online. Challenging, enraging and ultimately a boon, according to Doc Edge in NZ.

While AIDC, the Australian International Documentary Conference, finished just before COVID-19 arrived, Doc Edge in New Zealand ran into it head first. 

Run by Alex Lee and Dan Shanan as a conference followed by a film festival, Doc Edge went fully online and added outside investment to make it work. They were getting into this approach very early, would confront all the problems and had former Screenhub NZ editor Keith Barclay to make it happen.

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David Tiley was the Editor of Screenhub from 2005 until he became Content Lead for Film in 2021 with a special interest in policy. He is a writer in screen media with a long career in educational programs, documentary, and government funding, with a side order in script editing. He values curiosity, humour and objectivity in support of Australian visions and the art of storytelling.