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
It’s crucial that you use Documentary Edge to leverage support, locally, nationally and internationally, to strengthen your core vision, but to also build a much needed bridge between this creative community and the wider documentary community around the world.
Marc Boothe, B3 Media, UK (DOC Lab Mentor, 2010)
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
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
It is a great asset to New Zealand’s film making world to have the Documentary Edge Festival held annually here on these shores. May it long continue!!!!!
Claudia Pond-Eyley, Filmmaker