Vice and Screen Australia will once again run the Pitch Australiana competition at the Australian International Documentary Conference (Aidc) next year.
This is the third iteration of the initiative, which offers filmmakers the chance to pitch for a $50,000 commission for a short-form documentary to be released on Vice.com as part of the digital documentary series Australiana, which is seen in 35 countries. The winning documentary will also air on Sbs Viceland.
The Pitch Australiana competition is open to early career Australian filmmakers that have at least one documentary production credit to their name. Four concepts will be shortlisted to compete, pitching live to an audience and a panel of judges.
Australiana aims to present a raw and diverse portrait of modern Australia. Stories should focus on the perspectives of individuals, communities, and subcultures from across the country that are overlooked or ignored,