SCREEN EDGE FORUM
An industry event that brings together local and international film, TV and other media professionals. It offers seminars, panels, masterclasses, networking opportunities and Doc Pitch, a documentary pitching forum for short and feature films and TV series.
The 12th Screen Edge Forum was held in Wellington at Park Road Post on 18 May 2018 and in Auckland at the University of Auckland 25-27 May 2018. Thank you to everyone who attended.
THE FUTURE OF STORYTELLING
The Screen Edge Forum brings forth current and important subjects and facilitates discussions essential for the well-being and future of our practitioners. Presentations, workshops and panels focus on advancing talented filmmakers. The Forum offers networking opportunities to seek partnerships with like-minded professionals.
FORUM SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
On Friday 25 May, Doc Pitch brings a new slate of local and international feature, shorts and TV projects to be presented to an assembled panel of key decision makers from NZ, Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. The perennial favourite Date-A-Doco returns allowing filmmakers an opportunity to speed- date industry guests.
The Screen Edge Forum runs Saturday 26 May. The Forum brings forth current and important subjects and facilitates discussions essential for the well-being and future of our practitioners. Presentations, workshops and panels focus on advancing talented filmmakers. Guests from SBS Australia, National Film Board Canada, NHK Enterprises join other local and international funders, producers and industry experts to meet and share with Forum registrants.
In 2018, we examine contemporary and future-focused issues. From the thinking of Peter Gerard, a screen visionary who dared to reimagine what screen can be, beyond its current parameters to honouring and hearing from a leading trail blazer in documentary, the incomparable award-winning Diane Weyermann of Participant Media.
Current issues affecting #MeToo and # TimesUp are looked at from a local point of view, rehabilitation and within the documentary sector. Future collaborations and the funding of documentary content is explored via the new initiative The Good Pitch Pasifika and through the experience of international producers and funders with international co-productions.
An important element in any film is authenticity and the Forum courageously tackles the topic of authenticity – who can tell an indigenous, ethnic or minority story? The world heralded AR and VR as the new kids on the block and we explore how grown up they have become over the last 12 months And once the content is made, how do you deliver content to the audiences?
This year in recognition of the work Doc Edge is doing via Docs 4 Schools and Docs In Schools, a special Industry for Educators elective will be introduced to provide support and knowledge to educators using documentaries within the school curriculum.
Sunday 27 May a series of specialised Forum Workshops on Impact Producing will be held. Filmmakers that developed impact producing strategies join industry experts from The Good Pitch, Doc Society and Shark Island Institute to examine what impact producing is and why this is now an important part of any social change/impact documentary.
2018 FESTIVAL GUESTS
DOC EDGE SUPERHERO
Diane Weyermann (US)
President Documentary Film and Television,
Peter Gerard (US)
Director, Producer, Distributor and former GM of Entertainment at Vimeo
Sir Bob Harvey (NZ)