The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has extended the deadline for filmmakers to apply to pitch their ideas at The FACTory – the AIDC's new pitching forum, in which factual content producers will be able to directly access buyers and distributors.

Decision makers recently confirmed by the AIDC include Lindsay Crouse from New York Times Op-Docs, Dazed Digital's Jennifer Byrne, Katy Roberts from VICE Australia, and Rebecca Heap from ABC iView. 

These join a formidable line-up of FACTory participants including PBS' Bill Gardner, BBC Scotland's Ewan Angus and ABC Television's Head of Factual, Steve Bibb.

The full list of decision makers can be found here.

The FACTory takes place at Fed Square's Deakin Edge on March 2, and welcomes both short form (under twenty minutes) and long form (over twenty) projects.

The deadline for submission is now January 18 – next Monday.

Filmmakers can submit their project here.