Australian International Documentary Conference has opened entries for its international pitching showcase The FACTory.
Returning for its seventh edition, the FACTory provides a platform for new projects from around Australia and the world.
Up to 15 teams are selected to present their work to leading international decision makers, including funders, streamers and broadcasters, as well as key sales agents and distributors.
In 2022, the FACTory will continue to leverage increased access to decision makers enabled by hybrid in-person and online delivery, ensuring greater exposure for each selected project. This provides more tailored feedback from industry experts and better opportunities for connection with some of the world’s most sought-after decision makers in documentary and factual.
Applications are now being accepted for projects including features, singles, and series (limited and returnable) across three strands: Central Showcase, New Talent Showcase, and Rough Cut Showcase.
Project submissions will be assessed by a panel of international experts, including Salma Abdalla, Autlook Filmsales (Austria); Opal H. Bennett, POV (USA); Kenny Brown, IDA – International Documentary Association (USA); Clara Vuillermoz, Les Films du Balibari (France), and Susie Jones, Netflix (Australia).
FACTory participation has opened up important opportunities for successfully released projects like Mystify: Michael Hutchence, Under the Volcano, No Time For Quiet, China Love, and There’s No ‘I’ in Threesome.
Entry to the FACTory is competitive, and assessors will consider criteria like originality, marketplace viability, and international appeal.