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.

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

  • 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

  • Transmedia NZ is proud to be working with the Screen Edge Forum to support the ongoing development of New Zealand’s screen production community, creating opportunities for collaboration and innovation, and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

    Transmedia NZ

  • The Forum has established a practical and effective meeting place for ideas, commissioners and the marketplace.

    John Barnett, South Pacific Pictures

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