In late March Script to Screen travelled South to participate in the two-day Dunedin Festival of Film and Television Craft and Christchurch’s South Island Film and Television Day. Script to Screen hosted two special Writer’s Rooms on What Makes A Short Film Great? Events were also run by the NZ Writers Guild, the Screen Directors Guild NZ and Women in Film and Television.

At Script to Screen’s Dunedin Writer’s Room screenwriter and producer Christina Milligan talked to filmmaker Patrick Gilles, DP Stephen Downes and NZFC development executive and writer Hone Kouka about short filmmaking at its best.

In Christchurch short film and television drama director Jonathan Brough got filmmakers Gillian Ashurst and Patrick Gilles and DP John Christophels debating what gives some short films such impact.

Dunedin Festival of Film and Television Craft Programme



Participants Announced for Aotearoa Short Film Lab

March 15, 2018

Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival have announced the eight screenwriters who have been selected to participate in the 2018 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters. The Lab offers participants the opportunity to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors during a full-day immersive workshop.... Read more



March 8, 2018

Script to Screen is delighted to launch a brand new pilot programme to develop distinctive writing talent in television drama, EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA. Selected writers and/or teams will workshop their concepts with television writer advisors from NZ and beyond, and will receive follow up mentoring and support including introductions to executives from production houses, television platforms and funders. Thank you to NZ On Air, Lightbox, NZ Film Commission and Images & Sound for making this possible.... Read more


2016 Auckland Central Short Film Workshop‏

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016, AUCKLAND

Script to Screen presents the 2016 Auckland Central Short Film Workshop – a two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film. ... Read more