Ozzie Pitching Competition Open to Kiwis

Posted Monday 21 Dec 2015

Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) 2016, Pitching Competition is calling for entries

The FACTory is a new pitching event for nonfiction screen content happening on Wednesday 2 March, the final day of AIDC 2016, in Melbourne. The event provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to pitch ideas to local and international decision makers --  including digital media publishers, subscription and free-to-air broadcasters, sales agencies and distributors -- in a dynamic open forum.

The FACTory is open to any non-fiction screen project seeking finance, including documentary shorts, one-off feature documentaries, documentary series and specialist factual programmes. Project pitch submissions for The FACTory are open at www.aidc.com.au.

The NZFC will cover the costs (up to $2,000 per person) for two teams (four people) to attend AIDC if their feature film project is selected to pitch at the FACTory.

You can read more about this opportunity  here.

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NZFC Production Funding

Posted Monday 21 Dec 2015

Congratulations to WIFT members Emma Slade and Alyx Duncan and Catherine Madigan and Gaylene Preston for securing NZFC Production Funding for these projects:

Lonely Girl

An isolated young woman accidentally runs down and injures a suspected killer. Fuelled partly by terror and partly by attraction, she locks him in her basement.  Then she decides to keep him. Lonely Girl is a New Zealand/Australian co-production from producers Emma Slade (New Zealand) and Sam Jennings (Australia), writer Lynne Vincent McCarthy and directed by Alyx Duncan.

My Year With Helen
Ranked within the top 25 most powerful women in the world according to the Forbes list, Helen Clark is at the forefront of global change in 2016. Award-winning writer and director, Gaylene Preston will take us behind the scenes of the UN in this critical year. My Year With Helen will be produced by Preston and Catherine Madigan with Alex Behse as Executive Producer.