Conversations about the challenges and opportunities facing the documentary community

Almost a decade ago, as part of a Screen Edge Forum, Doc Edge presented Mind the Gap, a discussion about the state of documentary filmmaking in New Zealand.

Some of the people and organisations who took part in that discussion will return to join forces with other stakeholders, filmmakers, and decision-makers, to discuss what’s changed, what opportunities exist, and where to from here.

The three conversations will be around Commissioning & Development, Production, and Sales & Exhibition. Inevitably there’ll be some crossover.

Participation in the Hui is by invitation.

It’s Doc Edge’s intention that the event is an opportunity for inspiring, intelligent conversation, and that action plans and actions can flow from the discussions.

Doc Edge will report on the Hui and its outcomes later in the year.


Whether or not you’re attending the Hui, you’re welcome to ask questions, which we’ll collate and feed through to the session moderators. We can’t guarantee that every question will get asked, but we can guarantee that – unless you tell us otherwise – your questions will be anonymised unless you ask us to use your name.

To submit a question for the panels, please email it to [email protected]. All questions will be presented anonymously unless you request to be identified.

Guests participating in the Hui will be announced in May.

Thanks to our Industry Programme Partners




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