Shuchi Kothari

August 6, 2010

Shuchi Kothari is a screenwriter, producer, and academic. Both her co-written feature films Firaaq and Apron Strings premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008.  Her films have screened at festivals as diverse as Telluride, Venice, Cannes, and Pusan.

Shuchi has also produced and executive produced award- winning short films including Six Dollar Fifty Man which was shortlisted for an Academy Award in 2010.

She is the director of the Screen Production Programme in the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at University of Auckland in New Zealand where she teaches screenplay writing.


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