This year a showcase of Māori Pasifika Shorts makes a welcome addition to the NZ International Film Festival programme.  Join us to hear from three of the filmmakers at a special Film Festival Screen Discussion presented by Ngā Aho Whakaari.

The showcase includes both experienced writer Briar Grace-Smith and producer Libby Hakaraia‘s directing debuts (Nine of Hearts and The Lawnmower Men of Kapu). Libby, Briar and her co-writer Kelly Joseph talk to chair Kath Akuhata-Brown about finding the story, the nature of collaborative writing and transitioning to directing.

Come early and enjoy a glass of Doctor’s courtesy of Forrest Winery and stay afterward for a slice of pizza courtesy of Hell.

Drinks 5:30pm, 6pm start, Wed 25th July, The Film Archive, 88 Taranaki Street, Wellington, $5 koha appreciated.






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