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Entries open for Aidc-daf Impact Strategy Hack and The Stanley Hawes Award

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The Australian International Documentary Conference's 30th anniversary edition will take place in Melbourne from March 5-8 next year.

Aidc will again be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (Acmi) in Melbourne, with the full program to be unveiled November 8..

Entries are now open for The Documentary Australia Foundation (Daf) Impact Strategy Hack and The Stanley Hawes Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Documentary Sector.

The Daf Impact Strategy Hack is the centrepiece of Aidc 2017.s Impact Day, devoted to documentary media with a change and advocacy agenda. Now in its second year, the event brings together international advisors with a focus on providing documentary teams with a pathway to a solid impact campaign strategy..

Filmmakers keen to participate are invited to submit their films for consideration. Entries close November 11.

Aidc is also seeking nominations for the 2017 Stanley Hawes Award, presented annually in recognition of an
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Sonya Pemberton wins Stanley Hawes Award at Aidc

Victorian documentary maker Sonya Pemberton has won the 2016 Stanley Hawes Award at the opening of the Australian International Documentary Conference.

More than 550 delegates from the documentary and factual screen content industry have come together at the Australian Centre for Moving Image in Melbourne for a program of 55 sessions, screenings and networking events from February 28 to March 2.

The Sanley Hawes Award is presented annually to a person or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the documentary sector in Australia over a recognised period of time..

Pemberton receives the award for her extensive work producing documentary science programs on important social issues.

According to an Aidc statement, the award is an encouraging reflection of Aidc 2016.s attendance-by-gender split.

Fifty per cent of speakers, 59 per cent of decision makers and 55 per cent of overall delegates at this year.s conference are women.

Aidc Co-Chair Karena Slaninka said Sonya.s extensive
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Victoria honours two screen industry leaders

Documentary filmmaker Sonya Pemberton and post production maven John Fleming are the latest recipients of the Film Victoria Screen Leader Awards.

The agency also announced the creation of two awards for a director and screenwriter in 2016, honouring Fred Schepisi and Jan Sardi.

The Film Victoria — Fred Schepisi Award for Achievement in Directing salutes the director, producer and screenwriter who made his name with The Devil.s Playground and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith.

Among his stellar credits are Iceman, Barbarosa, Plenty, Roxanne, Six Degrees of Separation, Iq, Evil Angels, Last Orders, The Eye of the Storm and Words and Pictures.

The Film Victoria — Jan Sardi Award for Achievement in Screenwriting recognises the achievements of the screenwriter whose first feature was Moving Out in 1983, followed by such works as the Academy Award-nominated screenplay for Shine, Love.s Brother, Mao.s Last Dancer and, most recently, the ABC miniseries The Secret River,
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Aussie doco Jabbed gets a Us makeover

Sonya Pemberton.s documentary Jabbed: love, fear and vaccines drew a sizable audience on Sbs last month and now a Us version is in the works.

The writer-director-producer is working with Tangled Bank Studios (the film production arm of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute) to create a one hour version of the program for PBS's 9 pm Nova slot.

Jabbed followed Pemberton, an Emmy award winner, as she roamed the globe to investigate the real science behind vaccinations and epidemics and the cost of opting out. She interviewed vaccine makers, alternative healers, psychologists, anthropologists and parents, posing the question, .What would you do to protect the ones you love? "

It was the first feature documentary produced by Genepool Productions formed in 2011 by Pemberton and executive producers Michael Cordell and Nick Murray of Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder Productions.

"Jabbed is Sbs's most successful commissioned single documentary in recent history, starting a remarkable national conversation around vaccination,
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