SCREEN EDGE FORUM
New Zealand Screen Industry Forum in Wellington & Auckland
The 11th Forum was held in Wellington at Park Road Post on Friday, 19 May 2017 and
in Auckland at Owen G Glen Building, University of Auckland (UoA) on Saturday, 27 May 2017.
DREAM BIG, AIM HIGH
Auckland sees three of the world’s leading documentary and interactive storytellers. Each presenter will look at the state of the industry as well as explore what the future holds for both filmmakers and audiences.
Alongside the keynote speakers, Screen Edge Forum has assembled both New Zealand and the world’s leading screen industry talent to discuss the importance of documentary in a world filled with fake news, what makes a compelling cinematic documentary and consider how to produce immersive story worlds.
The Forum also explores the filmmakers and their working relationships. In a time where inclusion is very important to ensure diversity, the Forum also hears from practitioners as to how we can facilitate a more inclusive screen industry in New Zealand.
Alongside the Forum is Doc Pitch and Date a Doco (26 May), details as to how to attend will be provided shortly.
Why attend Screen Edge Forum?
Testimonials from previous attendees
The Documentation NZ Trust contributes significantly to the internationalisation of New Zealand’s documentary and film talent.
Tara Pradhan, International Relations Manager, Auckland Council
The service you are providing, not only to NZ filmmakers but those worldwide, is invaluable.
Frederick Marx, Academy Award winner, USA
If we are continue to grow and thrive as a filmmaking community we need the Documentary NZ Trust to grow and thrive…and is an essential NZ organization.
John Barnett, South Pacific Pictures
The fact that you put a good word in for us with other festivals, that you are out there flying the NZ flag and back here with advice on how to promote our films…it all makes living on the bottom of the world a little easier!
Leanne Pooley, Spacific Films Limited, Filmmaker, NZ