AIDC announces successful MeetMarket participants

20 January, 2012 by IF

Press release from AIDC

MeetMarket brings together selected documentary filmmakers with national and international executive producers, broadcasters and distributors who are attending the 2012 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC).


AIDC received over 70 entries competing to participate in MeetMarket 2012. An independent international selection committee selected 21 successful projects by Australian and New Zealand filmmakers. Of the Australian projects, four come from NSW, four from South Australia, nine from Victoria, one from Western Australia and one from the ACT. Two projects were selected from New Zealand

AIDC Executive Director, Joost den Hartog says, “We are very happy with this year’s slate of MeetMarket projects which include works in development by seasoned and emerging filmmakers.”

Screen Australia Chief Executive Ruth Harley says, "MeetMarket provides a unique chance for documentary filmmakers with projects in development to meet with potential buyers. Screen Australia is proud to again be partnering with AIDC to deliver this opportunity and we congratulate all those selected to participate this year.”

Producers, broadcasters and distributors from the documentary industry will watch pitch teasers of the 21 projects and choose ones they wish to discuss further in one-on-one meetings with the filmmakers at AIDC. These meetings provide the opportunity for creative ideas to be fast-tracked within a supportive and structured setting.

This year, AIDC has introduced Real Contact, a new initiative to support the development of projects considered to be of a high potential but missed out on being selected for MeetMarket. Julia Overton as facilitator with other industry professionals will present a workshop designed to assist invited participants identify pathways to maximize opportunities for finance from the funding bodies to take their projects to the next level.

The documentaries to be discussed at MeetMarket 2012



Called to Account Bearcage ACT
Jean Paul’s Everest Hot Tin Productions NSW
The Green Extreme Naked Flame Productions NSW
THE HIVE: Cracking The Codes Of Cooperation Smith & Nasht NSW
The Last Goldfish Carolyn Johnson Films NSW
Land of a Million Elephants Carly Maple (Independent), KOJO SA
Sam Klemke's Time Machine Closer Productions SA
SS Australis Remo Media SA
The Haitian Footsoldier Daylight Breaks SA
Calisthenics A Love Story Thirdrow Films VIC
Caveman Calling Legitimate Films VIC
Desert Microlight Odyssey Intafusion Films VIC
Emotional Striptease: The Art of Christian Thompson Endangered Pictures VIC
Future Radicals Renegade Films VIC
John and Tim Waterbyrd Filmz VIC
Mysteries of the Lyrebird with Nigel Marven Balangara Films VIC
Strays Of Bali Budaya Productions VIC
Subtopia Palais Pictures VIC
35 Letters iKandy Films, Bespoke Films WA WA


Avalanche Hunters Making Movies NZ
William Mariner and the Port au Prince Occasional Productions NZ

As well as MeetMarket, AIDC 2012 provides a range of marketplace opportunities for its delegates including Trailer Park, Videotheque and The Editors’ Hour. Online facilities supporting these opportunities include the Screening Room and DocExchange.

For more info visit MeetMarket under Marketplace at

Monday 27 February – Thursday 1 March 2012
The Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, South Australia