AIDC cooks pudding spiced with change

Each year the Australian International Documentary Conference links promise with experience in new ways.

‘I feel like you are making us sound smarter than we are. Really we are focused on trends. We see what other markets are doing and we are responding rather than predicting.’

Alice Burgin is deep in organising the next Australian International Documentary Conference, focused on tactics rather than strategy. But the work of Burgin and the Board is still shaped by fundamental issues; documentary is more connected to our changing culture than any other form of screen storytelling.  

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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.