Documentary Australia CEO Mitzi Goldman ponders whether Jennifer Tiexeira and Camilla Hall’s 'Subject', which explores the life-altering experience of sharing one's life on screen through key participants of documentaries, marks a watershed moment for documentary filmmaking.
The ABC has announced two presenter-led additions to its 2022 factual slate: 'Great Southern Landscapes', hosted by Rachel Griffiths, and 'Stuff The British Stole', which sees Marc Fennell build upon his ABC podcast of the same name.
For emerging director Samuel Rodwell, the transition from commercial work to films didn't happen overnight: it took more than three years, during which time he captured one of Australia's worst natural disasters in living memory.
Two distinctly Australian stories have taken out the top prizes at the inaugural AIDC Awards, with Daniel Gordon's 'The Australian Dream' and Southern Pictures' 'Miriam Margolyes: Almost Australian' awarded Best Feature Documentary and Best Documentary/Factual Series, respectively.
Having worked as both a commissioner and an independent producer, Naked Television managing director Fatima Salaria was able to bring insights from both sides of the fence as she addressed the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) on Sunday from the UK.
Impending changes to the regulatory environment could negatively impact the type of stories that are told by documentary filmmakers but the sector's ability to adapt should not be underestimated, according to experts.
AIDC has revealed the 15 teams that will take part in the conference’s international pitching showcase, The FACTory.
While the impact of coronavirus on the screen industry has been tough for all, producer Sue Maslin is concerned that the independent documentary sector is falling through the cracks.