The Big Screen Symposium 2015 is nearing and it’s all go! This year’s symposium takes place on 10/11 October 2015, at the University of Auckland Business School.
The Big Screen Symposium is New Zealand’s premiere film event of the year, where over 400 delegates come together for two days of conversations, workshops, panel discussions and case studies with a stellar line-up of local and international speakers. This year’s programme will be shaped around the theme ‘Strengthening Our Collaborative Spirit.’
Early bird tickets are on sale now until midnight, Thurs 10 September. So get in quick for the best rates, and secure your spot at the biggest industry weekend of the year.
The Big Screen Symposium captures the hearts of the film community.
“It was a wonderful experience for me in every possible way. I was touched by the warmth in which I was received across the board and it was an honour to be there.” – US producer Alix Madigan (WINTER’S BONE)
“I was struck by the positive energy of both the speakers and the participants. It reminded me of one of the core reasons why we make films – to share (and experience) a unique point of view.” – 2014 Speaker, AUS director Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK)
Come and join your filmmaking peers, and feel a sense of camaraderie as you learn more about your craft and get that injection of inspiration needed to carry your projects through.
NZ DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND SCREENWRITER JANE CAMPION TO SPEAK IN CONVERSATION
One of contemporary cinema’s most notable filmmakers, New Zealand director, producer and screenwriter Jane Campion joins us at this year’s Big Screen Symposium. Jane is one of the world’s few leading women directors. Her films include SWEETIE, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE, THE PIANO (winner Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards), THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HOLY SMOKE, IN THE CUT, BRIGHT STAR, and 6-hour TV miniseries TOP OF THE LAKE. Jane was Jury President of 2014 Cannes Film Festival and has recently created, and is writing a second series of TOP OF THE LAKE.
June 8, 2015
After a long and thorough deliberation process, five feature film projects and eight writers have been awarded a place on our second Writers' Lab Aotearoa... Read more
Watch this highlight from Sebastián Silva’s filmmaking masterclass at Big Screen Symposium 2015... Read more
June 16, 2015
Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga returns to New Zealand shores to participate in Script to Screen's programme.He will join us all for a special Writers' Room discussion event on Sunday 12th of July in lieu of our usual June event.... Read more
February 23, 2016, AUCKLAND
Hear Benjamin Illos talk to NZ writer/director Max Currie as they go behind the scenes at Cannes, exploring what goes into shaping the one of the world’s most prestigious festival sections.... Read more