AIDC pitching list points to new visions for 2021

The AIDC's main pitching competition showcases Asian and South American projects which shift the North-South dialogue in global documentary.

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is a very useful tool to encourage the Australian sector to look globally. The international pitching competitions have been a key feature since the 1990s.

They have endured the slow erosion of the single documentary, supported the growth of the feature length film and countered the reflexive distaste of local broadcasters for foreign stories through Australian eyes. 

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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.