Katrina and I just arrived back in Melbourne after a great week in Adelaide at the documentary conference AIDC. We attended primarily with our film Stingray Sisters.
A conference highlight for us was learning more about Good Pitch2 - "Good Pitch brings together filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, potential corporate and brand partners, broadcasters and media with leading social issues - to forge powerful alliances around ground breaking films that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society."
Ian Darling's presentation was great - it's clear from examples like The Invisible War, Bully and The Interrupters that Good Pitch is an initiative that really works if you're a filmmaker interested in outreach and audience engagement.
Aside from Good Pitch2, there were some interesting sessions from ABC, Screen Australia and a great session from filmmaker Marshall Curry that everyone was talking about. Chris Adams from Spondo (a game-changing platform that allows everyone to profit from video) is someone we'll be keeping an eye on, too.
We ended the week on a great note showing our Stingray Sisters trailer and speaking about our doco before the closing night screening. We had some great conversations afterwards and the closing night film itself - From The Bottom of the Lake by Clare Young - was excellent.
Speaking about Stingray Sisters at AIDC DocWeek's closing night