AIDC adds to program, confirms full line-up

02 February, 2016 by Staff Writer

Robert Durst and Marc Smerling during filming of The Jinx.


The Australian International Documentary Conference has unveiled new sessions, rounding out the program for AIDC '16.

New talks include 'The True Detective', a masterclass with writer-producer-cinematographer Marc Smerling (The Jinx, Catfish, Capturing the Friedmans), and 'AFTRS TV Talks: Pick Me!', about the fine art of casting reality TV.

'Pick Me!' will be presided over by casting agents Kirsty de Vallance (Making Australia Happy, Life at One, Great Australian Bakeoff, Masterchef, The Biggest Loser) and Jodie Brearly (Gogglebox, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Shark Tank, The Great Australian Spelling Bee) as well as the UK's Roy Ackerman (Dream School, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, How Hip Hop Changed the World). 

'Virtual Reality: Documentary Outside the Frame' unites local and international innovators in VR storytelling, including Astrid Scott (Senior Producer/Experience Strategist, ABC), Katy Morrison (Producer, VRTOV) and Jess Linington (Researcher/Producer, i-Docs/VRTOV).

'Catching the Cash' will discuss the opportunities and challenges for factual projects amid the rise of VOD platforms around the world. Participants include Joanna Varikos (Participant Media/Pivot) and Leo Faber (Red Bull Media House).

For the full line-up, go here.

AIDC 2016 runs from February 28-March 2.








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