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Script to Screen’s mandate is to develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have an extensive programme of events including storytelling workshops, to our evening TALKS.

Script to Screen’s Big Screen Symposium is an annual two-day conference for all those involved in bringing our stories to the screen. The stellar line-up of local and international speakers provokes, informs and inspires. This event is run in partnership with J&A productions and has become the premiere film event of the year and a highlight on the industry calendar.

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Script to Screen’s mandate is to develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have an extensive programme of events including storytelling workshops, to our evening TALKS.

Script to Screen’s Big Screen Symposium is an annual two-day conference for all those involved in bringing our stories to the screen. The stellar line-up of local and international speakers provokes, informs and inspires. This event is run in partnership with J&A productions and has become the premiere film event of the year and a highlight on the industry calendar.

    Script to Screen TALKS 2019: What are NZ Distributors looking for?

    Script to Screen TALKS 2019: What are NZ Distributors looking for?

    Got a script in development? Have you thought about your audience? Listen to this Script to Screen TALK and find out what local distributors consider before they take on a project for distribution. Having a strong script and a great filmmaking team is not enough. Most often, unlocking NZ Film Commission production funding depends on a commitment from a local distributor. Hear from Mark Chamberlain at Transmission, Andrew Cozens at Madman, Nigel Forsyth at Studio Canal and Kevin Gordon at Rialto Distribution. Entertainment lawyer, Sarah Cull talks to the panellists about what they look for and why, including genre and story elements, team, and at what stage of development they like to get on board. This talk took place on Wed 3 July 2019 at Te Auaha in Wellington, New Zealand.  This TALK podcast was made possible thanks to the support of the New Zealand Film Commission and White Studios the New Zealand Film and Television School.

    • 57 min
    Script to Screen TALKS 2019: The Politics of Representation in Filmmaking

    Script to Screen TALKS 2019: The Politics of Representation in Filmmaking

    Many of us long to see ourselves and our communities represented on screen. Filmmakers are in the unique position of being able to bring to life the diverse characters and worlds we want to see. But with power comes responsibility. It can be a hard task navigating the balance between staying true to your story while satisfying the audience’s expectations for your character. Especially if those characters are the first of their kind on screen. In this TALK Shuchi Kothari (Coffee & Allah, Apron Strings, A Thousand Apologies), Stallone Vaiaoga-Ioasa (Three Wise Cousins, Hibiscus & Ruthless) and Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu (Waru, Ani) share their experiences finding the sweet spot between great stories and responsible representation moderated by Dr Suzanne Woodward. This talk took place on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at Galatos in Auckland, New Zealand.  

    • 46 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2018: The Zeitgeist of Joy with Wanuri Kahiu - Keynote Address

    Big Screen Symposium 2018: The Zeitgeist of Joy with Wanuri Kahiu - Keynote Address

    In Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu’s Keynote address, she explores the AFROBUBBLEGUM movement. What if our art, our stories, our voices were more about celebrating joy than overcoming suffering? Would we think ourselves more worthy of happiness? Using examples of joy traditions and cultures expressed through African art, Wanuri presents an argument for the zeitgeist of joy and hope. This session is presented by NZ on Air. Anna's keynote address took place on Saturday 28 Oct at the Big Screen Symposium 2018 in Auckland, NZ. The Big Screen Symposium is New Zealand's annual premiere film event, proudly brought to you by Script to Screen and janda. This podcast is available on Podbean, Spotify and Apple

    • 31 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2018: Keynote Adress - Anna Serner

    Big Screen Symposium 2018: Keynote Adress - Anna Serner

    CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, Anna Serner, has garnered international attention for her radical work towards gender equality in the screen industry.  In this electrifying talk, she provokes us to think differently about gender equality and lays out her step-by-step plan to achieve it. This session is presented by WIFT NZ. Anna's keynote address took place on Saturday 28 Oct at the Big Screen Symposium 2018 in Auckland, NZ. The Big Screen Symposium is New Zealand's annual premiere film event, proudly brought to you by Script to Screen and janda. This podcast is available on Podbean, Spotify and Apple

    • 51 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2018: Vai - Pasifika Perspectives

    Big Screen Symposium 2018: Vai - Pasifika Perspectives

    Premiering at Berlin in 2019, VAI is the second feature to come from the team behind groundbreaking 2017 film, WARU.  A collaborative anthology, the film brings nine Pasifika female writer/directors together to realise a story that follows the life of a woman named Vai as she travels across the Pacific.  A film about empowerment through culture, we hear how these nine trailblazing women brought their visions to life. This session took place on Friday 27 Oct at the Big Screen Symposium 2018 in Auckland, NZ. The Big Screen Symposium is New Zealand's annual premiere film event, proudly brought to you by Script to Screen and janda. This podcast is available on Podbean, Spotify and Apple.

    • 48 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2018: Keynote Address - Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

    Big Screen Symposium 2018: Keynote Address - Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

    The Right Honorable Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is also our Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, focuses her keynote address on the value of storytellers to New Zealand culture.  Laying a challenge to government to shift focus from the economic impact of the screen industry to the importance of storytellers and their place in modern society.  How does storytelling impact the way we navigate the modern world and how can we increase access to and participation in the arts in New Zealand? The Prime Ministers address took place on Friday 27 Oct at the Big Screen Symposium 2018 in Auckland, NZ. The Big Screen Symposium is New Zealand's annual premiere film event, proudly brought to you by Script to Screen and janda. This podcast is available on Podbean, Spotify and Apple

    • 15 min

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