Following the conclusion of the 2017 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) less than two weeks ago, conference director and CEO Andrew Wiseman has announced that he will not seek to renew his position.
Wiseman, who stepped into the role last November, plans to pursue his own film projects.
“This has been a great experience," he said. "The AIDC is a wonderful organisation that makes a major contribution to documentary, factual and unscripted content in Australia and internationally. I’ve been very happy to have been part of it, but after a great deal of reflection, I’ve decided my own projects are now my priority."
Wiseman’s credits include On Richard’s Side, Kokoda, My Brother Jack, After the Deluge, Curtin and Waiting at the Royal.
AIDC co-chairs Fiona Gilroy and Denise Eriksen said they respected Wiseman’s decision and congratulated him on his work on this year’s conference.
“Andrew and his team have maintained the trajectory of growth since the conference moved to Melbourne in 2016 and there’s a truly fabulous launching pad for further growth under a new Director/CEO”, they said.
The conference this year attracted 678 delegates – the second highest number in its 30-year-history.
The position for a new CEO/director will be advertised in coming weeks. Wiseman will stay on until the new incumbent is appointed and provide assistance during the transition period.