Investment & Support

AIDC Conference 2024 – Market and Travel Grants

Image: Photo by Cristina Bevilacqua for AIDC Regionality Cairns, courtesy of AIDC

Market dates: 3–6 March 2024

Applications close: Wednesday 10 January 2024

Screen Queensland is offering up to 10 Queensland practitioners the opportunity to attend the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) from Sunday 3–Wednesday 6 March 2024.  

AIDC is Australia’s premier event for non-fiction content, featuring a four-day marketplace, forum and screening program. AIDC is committed to connecting creators and viewers of non-fiction screen content to support and elevate documentary and factual storytelling.  

Grants include event registration (valued at $995) with travel support for of up to $1,000 available upon request. There are two streams available:

  • 5x Queensland practitioners to attend AIDC 2024 in Melbourne
  • 5x Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander practitioners from Queensland to attend AIDC 2024 in Melbourne

AIDC is supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture fund. Discover more about AIDC here.   


Applications will be assessed through the SmartyGrants platform and will require the following documentation and information:

  • CV of people travelling
  • List of proposed meetings
  • Budget for travel
  • One-pagers for all projects being taken to market
  • Any demonstrated market place interest in proposed projects
  • Producer’s statement for all projects:
    – expectations of market/meetings
    – benefits to projects and professional development
  • Additional statement substantially demonstrating why it is essential that the team travel
    together to the same event (where applicable)

Applications will be assessed through Screen Queensland’s standard Travel & Marketing Grants Funding Guidelines.  

If you have any questions about the opportunity or application process, please call us on (07) 3248 0500 or email  


Applicants must keep in mind the following:  

  • Queensland practitioners can request financial support for flights and accommodation of up to AU$1,000.00 in addition to registration. 
  • The grant will include an All Access Pass to the Conference at the value of AU$995.