The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will play host to the international documentary industry when the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) relocates to Melbourne in 2016.
AIDC struck a deal with the Victorian Government through Film Victoria and ACMI to relocate the Net-Work-Play event to Melbourne after eight years in Adelaide.
The annual Net-Work-Play event includes a documentary and factual conference, market and screening program that brings the international marketplace to Australia, facilitating film financing and production outcomes, whilst providing networking and professional development opportunities across the factual film, television and digital media sectors.
Director and CEO of ACMI Katrina Sedgwick said: “ACMI is delighted to be working closely with the Australian International Documentary Conference as it moves Net-Work-Play to Melbourne and to host it within our walls. This partnership not only builds on ACMI’s existing industry engagement and boosts our longstanding links with Film Victoria but underlines our commitment to the Australian documentary industry across our diverse programs. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of delegates to ACMI from across Australia and around the world to celebrate and explore the challenges, opportunities and trends for documentary filmmaking next year.”