Having made three films now back to back, Goran Stolevski jokes that he has become a “spoiled princess”.
"I feel really proud of representing the Latin community... I can recognise the effort of the writers, casting directors and producers that are pushing for true diversity in Australian TV. In the past I didn't really think that I would have a healthy career in Australia. That perception changed these past two years."
With only nine Australian feature docs making more than $100,000 at the box office last year, and none more than $350,000, the future of Australian documentary in cinemas went under the microscope at AIDC.
Producer Michelle Hardy and director Erin White have been steadily building momentum through their company Hardy White Pictures for the better part of a decade.
It's a question as old as television: What makes a hit show? The creatives behind ABC factual successes 'Muster Dogs', 'Miriam Margolyes: Australia Unmasked', 'Magda's Big National Health Check' and 'Stuff the British Stole' shared their thoughts at ABC.
Writer Keir Wilkins will have his work featured across Netflix and Stan this year, having contributed to the second season of 'Surviving Summer' and upcoming dark comedy 'Totally Completely Fine'.
For Harry Greenwood, the best screen projects to either act in or watch have darkness backed up against humour, just like in life.
"Volcanoes are such a perfect metaphor for love." Sara Dosa, the director of the Oscar-nominated 'Fire of Love' and AIDC keynote speaker, talks to IF.