Delegate Feedback

Read what our delegates say about the AIMC

"The Australian Movie Convention in my opinion is a must-attend event for everyone involved in the industry. Its emphasis on films and trailers for forthcoming product is invaluable in planning for our business future."  Antoinette Katehos, Ritz Cinema Randwick, NSW

"I have been attending the Movie Convention for many years, as did my mother before me, and I think it is an essential means of keeping up-to-date with the product and advancements in the industry."  Lisa Van Pinxteren, Roseville Cinemas, NSW

"We have been attending the movie conventions for 35 years which gives us the opportunity to talk to the distributors, catch up on new ideas at the trade show, and of course renew friendships.  Since moving all activities are under one roof and the theatre certainly is a great venue for viewing movies. If you haven't attended an AIMC we certainly recommend that you do." Edna & Norm Salsbury, Star Cinema, QLD 

"I have attended the Convention now since it was in black and white (I recall HG Nelson saying about three years ago from when it was held in a phone box). In these days where time is so precious, it is something to look forward to - seeing the 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 - many of these we met at conferences for the first time." 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 have been going to the movie convention for over 10 years. Since it has moved it has risen to a whole new level from both a work and social point of view. I always get something out of the convention that covers the cost of the trip." Paul McGrath, Ballina Cinemas, NSW

I am a producer new to the industry, I wanted to attend AIMC to find our 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 have 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 find the seminars interesting and always learn something from them. The decision to relocate the convention was a good one, as it eradicates the bus travel to the cinemas, and is most convenient having all the events at the same facility. I am looking forward to this year's celebration of cinema."  Bob Mason, Lake Cinema, Boolaroo, VIC