Access AT AIDC, Early Career Mentorship
The Australian International Documentary Conference, in collaboration with award-winning international production company Pulse Films, is delighted to announce the return of the [email protected] Early Career Mentorship Programas part of AIDC 2016.
[email protected] delivers a unique opportunity for early career filmmakers to enhance their passion for creating innovative screen content, further develop career pathways, and attend exclusive mentorship sessions during the conference, with established Australian and international industry professionals.
The six inspiring and influential Access Mentors for 2016 include Pulse Films (UK) Managing Director of Non-Scripted Television Roy Ackerman (20,000 Days on Earth, Bjork Meets Attenborough, Pineapple Dance Studios); Co-Founder and Chief Executive of The Garden (UK) Magnus Temple (The Family, One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A&E); alongside US Producer Marc Smerling from Hit The Ground Running (The Jinx, Catfish); New Zealand Arts Laureate and documentary filmmaker Leanne Pooley (The Topp Girls, Beyond The Edge, 25 April); Film Victoria’s Development & Investment Manager Jeni McMahon, former Executive Producer/Managing Director at Rebel Films; and Australian writer/director Maya Newell (Growing up Gayby, Gayby Baby).
One ACCESS applicant will be selected to participate in a four-week paid internship with Pulse Films in London, including return economy airfare and accommodation. Pulse Films is an independent production company encompassing the development, production, financing and distribution of cross-platform content for audiences worldwide, with headquarters in London and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Berlin.
“As a first-time delegate at the 2015 AIDC conference, the ACCESS program provided an invaluable introduction to some the industry’s most influential practitioners. The experience generated genuine leads and practical outcomes that helped move my projects forward.” James Cogswell (Cast From The Storm, 2015)
AIDC is seeking applications from highly motivated, early career creatives, with a commitment to advancing their career in the Australian and international factual screen industry. Applicants need to include a one-minute video convincing the selection committee to choose them. ACCESS applications are now open until 19 January 2016. Further details on how to apply: aidc.com.au/pages/get-involved/accessaidc
The premier event for the Asia-Pacific factual screen content sector, AIDC 2016 takes place at Melbourne’s ACMI from 28 February to 2 March 2016. With further local and international industry leaders and decision makersto be announced in coming weeks, the AIDC 2016 program is responding to the specific needs and interests of the factual screen content industry with provocative and innovative sessions, and a public documentary screening program presented in conjunction with ACMI.