NEW INTERNATIONAL DECISION MAKERS CONFIRMED FOR AIDC 2018

December 13, 2017

The Australian International Documentary Conference has revealed nine new international Decision Makers confirmed to take part in AIDC 2018’s documentary and factual content Marketplace (4-7 March 2018, ACMI, Melbourne).

NEW INTERNATIONAL DECISION MAKERS CONFIRMED FOR AIDC 2018

The Australian International Documentary Conference has revealed nine new international Decision Makers confirmed to take part in AIDC 2018’s documentary and factual content Marketplace (4-7 March 2018, ACMI, Melbourne).

The AIDC Marketplace is designed to give Australasian producer delegates unparalleled face-to-face access with the top buyers, commissioners and decision makers in the global nonfiction screen industry. The new additions include representatives from global cable brands, multiplatform millennial media outlets, and key Asian, European and North American television and cinema businesses.

As the deadline approaches for producers to submit pitch-ready projects for AIDC 2018 Marketplace centrepiece The FACTory International Pitching Forum (closing 18 December 2017), we can confirm the participation of:

  • SVT (Sweden) – Axel Arnö, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries
  • France Télévisions (France) – David Amiel, Commissioning Editor & Acquisitions
  • Nat Geo WILD (USA) – Meghan Cassin, Director of Development
  • Independent Lens (USA) – Clare Chambers, Coordinating Producer
  • CNEX Studio (Taiwan) – Ruby Chen, CEO
  • VICE (Australia/New Zealand) – Katy Roberts, Head of Video
  • Sideways Film (UK/Spain) – Kazz Basma, Head of Sales & Acquisitions
  • Cineflix Rights (UK) – Richard Life, VP Acquisitions
  • Māori Television (New Zealand) – Nevak Rogers, HOD Content Development

These guests join our already-announced decision makers from:

  • STAN (Australia) – Rob Gibson, Head of Originals
  • BBC Storyville (UK) – Mandy Chang, Commissioning Editor
  • CuriosityStream (USA) – Devin Cheema, Head of Business Affairs and VP Programming
  • Al Jazeera Media Network (Malaysia) – Mavourneen Dineen, Senior Producer
  • Dogwoof (UK) – Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution
  • ARTE (France) – Alec Herrmann, Head of Acquisitions; and Anne Charbonnel, Commissioning Editor, Society & Culture
  • Tribeca Film Institute (USA) – Ingrid Kopp, Senior Consultant Interactive
  • National Geographic (UK) – Carolyn Payne, Commissioning Editor
  • Great Big Story (USA) – Courtney Coupe, VP of Content

These decision makers will be available to producers for face-to-face meetings in AIDC’s curated pitching market, Cut to the Chase, which aims to match projects with the most relevant producers for the best outcomes (applications close 5 February 2018). 

“In AIDC 2018, we are working towards creating a marketplace that is defined by diversity and opportunity,” said Alice Burgin, AIDC Conference Director.

“The curated nature of Cut to the Chase aims to give nonfiction practitioners more exposure to more people, which can help them find the support they need. We hope that no matter what your project, there will be someone for you to meet at AIDC.”

For more information about our confirmed decision makers, visit https://www.aidc.com.au/2018/whos-coming/decision-makers

And for more information about the AIDC Marketplace, including Cut to the Chase, Roundtables, The FACTory, Pitch Australia (with VICE and Screen Australia), and the Meet Your Maker VR/AR Market, visit https://www.aidc.com.au/2018/whats-on/marketplace

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