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Auckland Screen Edge Forum 2018


Fri 25 May 2018, 9:00am–4:45pm
Sat 26 May 2018, 8:30am–5:45pm
Sun 27 May 2018, 9:00am–5:00pm

Where: University of Auckland, Owen G Glen Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Grafton, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full - Early Bird (until 30 April): $295.00
  • Full (from 1 May): $345.00
  • Industry guild members - Early Bird (until 30 April): $245.00
  • Industry guild members (from 1 May): $295.00
  • Student: $145.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: Doc-Edge

Welcome to the 12th Screen Edge Forum.

The Future of Storytelling
The Screen Edge Forum brings forth current and important subjects and facilitates discussions essential for the well-being and future of our practitioners. Presentations, workshops, and panels focus on advancing talented filmmakers. The Forum offers networking opportunities to seek partnerships with like-minded professionals

25 May 2018
Doc Pitch - 9am-3pm
The annual pitching event, Doc Pitch, will once again form part of the Auckland Screen Edge Forum. Doc Pitch is a stage for filmmakers to pitch their project to a wide range of industry stakeholders including broadcasters, commissioning editors, funding agencies, distributors and independent producers. Selected projects will be given seven minutes to pitch, after which they receive feedback and advice from the panel. The panel will select the best pitches, with prizes to be awarded.

26 May 2018
Screen Edge Forum - 8:30am-5:30pm
The Screen Edge Forum continues to bring current and important subjects to the table and will facilitate discussions essential for the well-being and future of our practitioners. Presentations, workshops and panels are designed to focus on advancing talented filmmakers, and offer all attendees a space to network, collaborate and seek partnerships with like-minded professionals.

Keynote Address: The Future of Storytelling
Closing Address: A Business Proposition

Joint Panel: #MeToo – Subject Within the Doc: What About Me?
What are the consequences for a film, and its subjects, when the filmmaker is accused of harassment? Can a film be appreciated regardless of the filmmaker's behaviour?

Parallel Sessions
Session 1: The Good Pitch – Welcome to The Good Pitch² Pasifika
Session 2: International Co-Productions – Looking for Mr/Ms Right
Session 3: Forgotten Images – Why are Production Stills Essential?
Session 4: Online Distribution – Expanding Your Grounds
Session 5: Stealing The Story – Indigenous and Sensitive Docos
Session 6: The Next Frontier – Artificial Intelligence in Storytelling

Networking drinks at Q Theatre

27 May 2018
Premium Workshops - 9am-12pm
Masterclass: Producing with Impact - 2pm-4pm
Masterclass: Crowdfunding – Building an Audience

Early bird registration rates are available until 30 April 2018.

More information on the programming and speakers to be announced. Please check our website for updates.

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