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Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) - Indigenous Creators Program 2020

Screen NSW is partnering with Screen Australia's Indigenous Department, in conjunction with the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC), and state agencies, Film Victoria, Screenwest, Screen Territory, Screen Queensland, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Canberra and Screen Tasmania, to bring Indigenous practitioners to Melbourne for AIDC, which will take place from Sunday 1 to Wednesday 4 March 2020 at the State Library Victoria.

For a second year in a row, AIDC will be adding to its program a number of sessions designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practitioners. These sessions make up the Indigenous Creators Program, which will be private and open only to Indigenous-identifying delegates, and will provide targeted information and skills around craft and business across documentary and factual content. 

Screen NSW will support up to to five NSW Indigenous Screen practitioners to participate in the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) Indigenous Creative Program. This support will cover registration, travel and accommodation. 


To apply for support to participate in the Indigenous Creators Program, you can submit an application via this form:

Applications for this round will close at 5:00pm on Friday 31 January 2020.

The optional program will be made available to all Indigenous practitioners registered to attend AIDC with a Gold, All Access or Focus Pass, with more information regarding the program made available in February.

To register for AIDC, go to:

To read more about the program, go to:​


For any enquiries, please contact

Image credit: Douglas Watkins at AIDC 2019 Indigenous Creators Program session. Photo by Daniel Aulsebrook (2019)



To be eligible to submit an application to attend the AIDC - Indigenous Creators Program you must be:

1. An early-career practitioner across documentary, factual television and interactive non-fiction work who currently resides in NSW.

2. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

3. Able to attend the full program.

While the sessions can be attended by anyone identifying as Indigenous, they are aimed at filmmakers who have their first or second project ready for the AIDC marketplace.

Please refer to the Screen NSW Terms of Trade for general eligibility: