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AIDC & Indonesia's In-Docs Announce New Partnership
AIDC.com.au - The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) is proud to announce a new collaborative partnership with Indonesian documentary organisation In-Docs. Supported by the Australian Embassy, AIDC Conference Director Alice Burgin and Australian filmmaker Samantha Dinning will attend In-Docs’ annual International Documentary Forum, Docs by the Sea, held 7-9 August 2018 in Bali. One Indonesian project will be selected at the Forum to attend AIDC 2019, which takes place at ACMI in Melbourne, Australia from 3-6 March next year. “AIDC is always looking to create opportunities for regional collaboration, and so we are absolutely ecstatic to have this wonderful chance to work with In-Docs on such a terrific partnership,” said Ms. Burgin. “We hope that this is the beginning of a long-lasting exchange that results in exciting new cross-cultural projects and co-productions.” Samantha Dinning will join Ms. Burgin at Docs by the Sea to pitch her documentary No Time for Quiet (pictured), about a group of teenagers finding empowerment through music. The project was pitched at AIDC’s own international pitching forum, The FACTory, in March 2018. “We’re thrilled that our experience pitching at the 2018 FACTory has led to further opportunities for our project,” said Ms. Dinning. “We look forward to collaborating with the highly esteemed mentors and an amazing group of South East Asian filmmakers in Bali.” In-Docs Program Director Amelia Hapsari says this partnership, which is made possible by the Australian Embassy in Indonesia, is a great opportunity for diplomacy through cultural institutions from Indonesia and Australia. "Australia is our neighbour by chance but our friends by choice. In-Docs is very excited to forge a strong partnership with our sister forum Australian International Documentary Conference to create mutual support, enable meaningful exchanges, and especially to enrich the documentaries that inspire our people. We would like to warmly welcome No Time For Quiet as part of Docs By The Sea 2018, as well as the representative from AIDC and SBS Australia." AIDC Board Member and SBS Commissioning Editor, Documentaries, Susie Jones, will also be attending as part of the Australian delegation. This new partnership is the fourth collaboration between AIDC and forums in the Asia-Pacific and beyond, including Tokyo Docs (Japan), CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF, Taiwan), and Doc Aviv (Israel).