SCREEN EDGE FORUM

Welcome to the 11th Screen Edge Forum.

The Forum will be 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.

KEY NOTE SPEAKERS

GABO ARORA
Creative Director, United Nations

NICK BROOMFIELD
Director & Producer, Whitney, Can I Be Me

ALEXANDER BRACHET
Acclaimed Digital Storyteller, CEO & Founder of UPAIN 

WELLINGTON  |  19 MAY  | Park Road Post

SCHEDULE

AUCKLAND  |  27 MAY  | University of Auckland

SCHEDULE

Why attend Screen Edge Forum?
Testimonials from previous attendees

  • Doc Edge is wonderful for our small tribe of filmmakers as the connection with the local and international communities is always so productive.

    Professor Annie Goldson, University of Auckland, Filmmaker, NZ

  • 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 service you are providing, not only to NZ filmmakers but those worldwide, is invaluable.

    Frederick Marx, Academy Award winner, USA

  • The Documentation NZ Trust contributes significantly to the internationalisation of New Zealand’s documentary and film talent.

    Tara Pradhan, International Relations Manager, Auckland Council

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