Ahead of next week's Australian International Documentary Conference, IF spoke with both local and international decision makers about the current documentary and factual landscape, and the types of projects they're interested in.
Since her turn as the charismatic but unpredictable Annabel Tonkin in last year's Paramount+ drama 'Paper Dolls', Naomi Sequeira has filmed a slew of roles.
Newly-installed Screen Queensland CEO Jacqui Feeney outlines her vision for the agency.
With the new academic year underway, recent graduates share advice for current students and outline their experiences breaking into the screen industry.
Almost the day after production wrapped on 'Ali's Wedding' in 2016, Osamah Sami pitched Matchbox Pictures his next project, one that would once again see him draw on his experiences as the son of a lead cleric, but was instead a drama that showed his community in "all its realism".
"It was really important to me that if the show was going to be exploring divergent thinking and neurodiversity we have talent and creatives with that lived experience contributing behind the scenes."
One of the key decisions Lingo Pictures made through the development of SBS anthology series 'Erotic Stories' was that sex had to be central to the story. How sex would then be depicted on screen became paramount, as did creating a safe workplace for cast and crew to create such content.
Ahead of his spotlight session at next month's Australian International Documentary Conference, Mstyslav Chernov, director of the Oscar-nominated '20 Days in Mariupol', talks to IF about working in a conflict zone, and the differences between news and documentary storytelling, both in terms of craft and impact on the audience.