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

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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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