AIDC winners, record attendance, burst of development cash

For attendees, a list of winners who take $510,000 away. For everyone else, a sense of what you missed. For the State Library, peace and quiet.

The AIDC numbers for 2020 are very healthy. Since it arrived in Melbourne, attendance has almost doubled, reflecting the brute facts that Adelaide is a much smaller city.

The conference was a complete four days with an evening screening program open to the public. There were 789 registered delegates, the highest number ever, and significantly higher than expected. Even with the virus gathering steam there were 82 international guests though two key speakers could not attend for other reasons. 

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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.