Forum 2023

Learn. Create. Connect

Save the dates for Forum 2023 on 2-3 June.  The forum programme will be announced soon.

Doc Edge Forum is an annual industry event that brings together local and international screen industry. It offers seminars, panels, masterclasses and networking opportunities.

In 2022, the Forum was a hybrid programme of live and online events to accompany Doc Edge, International Documentary Festival 2022. It was held in Auckland on 18-19 & 22 June.  Here is the Forum programme over the three days with an incredible list of festival and industry guests who attended.

Doc Edge Forum was the first major screen industry conference in Aotearoa in 2022 which celebrates the opportunity for our documentary community to meet in person together. More than ever after being in lockdowns and attendance-restricted traffic light settings, Doc Edge launched its industry and festival events live together with streaming events to enable others from around the country to also participate.

Forum 2022 programme promised something for everyone including the state of our documentary industry, the future of funding and innovation exploring NFTS, blockchain and DeFI technologies, the mastery of archival storytelling, discussion of how to increase Māori and indigenous participation in the factual and documentary space, authenticity and identity, how to create an Oscar-worthy short and practitioner well-being. We were also fortunate to have two masterclasses from Dame Gaylene Preston and world acclaimed Kiwi editor Maya Daisy Hawke respectively.

The Forum also explored XR projects, and we talked to creatives about their work.  Twenty-four of the world’s best XR projects were included in our exhibition this year.

Doc Edge Forum was set up as a centrepiece to highlight the documentary sector and discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities it faces. We believe in the need to remain strong and connected and therefore, we launched the Doc Edge Academy, which is a member community for documentary practitioners and their supporters.  Join the Academy and be part of our documentary whanau.  Members will enjoy incentives and opportunities such as:

• discounts and offers from Doc Edge partners
• invites to special member events, training, and advice
• access to Doc Edge training videos and materials
• advanced bookings and registrations ahead of the general public
• concession tickets to Doc Edge Festival
• concession tickets to Doc Edge Forum

Doc Edge Superhero 2022

This year we honoured the late Vincent Burke as the Doc Edge Superhero 2022.

Known to many of us, Vincent has been an enduring figure in our industry. Kind, wise and giving to so many, he has done so much to champion our screen industry. He also helmed many productions that have graced our screens. We have been blessed to have Vincent in our community.

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