Science Exchange

To all ASCr’s,

SCIENCE EXCHANGE: Call for stories Calling anyone with a science story. Got a great idea for a science based documentary or factual production? Science Exchange returns again this year as part of AIDC 2011 in an all new format. The RiAus in association with the Australian International Documentary Conference are calling for anyone with a science story to submit their story ideas to an exclusive forum of international documentary producers and broadcasters. The aim is to create collaborative science-documentary projects for the internet, television and/or feature documentary release. Two winning entries will be given the opportunity to work within one of two teams comprising of a national broadcaster, an international broadcaster, a producer, and a well-known science communicator, to further develop their idea. These two teams will compete and each create a 3 minute, animated pitch for a science factual program. After developing the idea, the teams will pitch their program concepts in front of a live audience and explain why their science story deserves to be told. This is an international program with submissions accepted from all over the world, and an opportunity to see your idea become a documentary series. If you have a great idea for a science-based documentary, submit now. Producers are always looking for subjects with:

* Hot Topics (The Future, Energy Alternatives, Medical Advances, The Environment, etc) * Innovative Formats (things never seen or tried before) * Character Hosts (interesting charismatic personalities) * Provocation (challenging topics, alternative viewpoints, controversy) * Excitement (amazing stories, adventure, mystery, travelogue, discovery)

So be creative, and remember to tell your story with a popular-science angle.

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Your story will be viewed by a team of international broadcasters and producers. If selected, you will be invited to participate in a development workshop and discussion panel based on your idea in Adelaide at the Australian International Documentary Conference 2011.

Submissions close Monday 24th January 2011, and the successful submissions will be announced in early February.

[cid:image001.jpg@01CA7A48.E18A9470] Steve Kern Senior Programs Co-ordinator

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