“I’ve attended the Convention since it was in black and white (I recall HG Nelson saying from when it was held in a phone box). In these days where time is so precious, it is something I look forward to - seeing presentations from our distribution friends, catching up with friends and colleagues from all facets of our industry, and in my case, also speaking to many of the indies for whom we program."
Bob Parr OAM, Wallis Cinemas, SA
"Having a more thorough insight into the type and style of forthcoming product helps from a professional point of view for future planning."
Allan Stiles, Grand Cinemas, WA
I am a producer new to the industry, I wanted to attend AIMC to find out more about the world of distributors and for professional development. I understood it was an opportunity to press the flesh, rather than hand out a script. Even though I have attended a lot of Screen Queensland and Screen Australia events, attending AIMC gave me a whole host of invaluable insights into the realities of distribution. The surprise factor for me was meeting the other half of the equation - exhibitors - and learning about their challenges. As a producer of a mainstream feature, all I seem to hear is that Australian films don't make money. So my task is seemingly impossible. Yet my business instincts tell me that need not be. So my focus is to maximise what I learnt by attending AIMC."
Barbara Carseldine, Producer, QLD
"I really enjoyed this convention immensely and can't believe I've never made it up here before! I'll never miss one from now on - thanks for the opportunity to be here and share and receive."
Bobby Galinsky, Apex Feline Films, VIC
"I’ve had the pleasure of attending over 20 conventions and the event is one of my highlights of the year. It's great to see all the upcoming movies and attend the trade show. It's a wonderful opportunity to network and renew friendships. I am looking forward to this year's celebration of cinema."
Bob Mason, Lake Cinema, Boolaroo, VIC