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Script to Screen launches the 2016 Story Camp Aotearoa, a feature film project workshop happening this summer.  

Story Camp evolves from our 2014 and 2015 writing labs, which have seen talented local writers workshop their feature film scripts with exceptional international and local mentors.   

This year each selected writer or writing team will have a rigorous five-day residential experience tailored specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project. At the heart of the programme remains exceptional and experienced practitioners working with NZ’s exciting writers and filmmakers to foster voice and vision.    

The process for each participant will be made up of some or all of the following development techniques: one-on-one script sessions, project-based group workshops, read-throughs, and workshopping with actors. The writers’ key collaborators will be invited in to parts of the process in instances where that will be of additional benefit to the process and project.

Past mentors have included filmmaker & Artistic Director of the Sundance Directors’ Lab Gyula Gazdag, Hollywood writer & longstanding Sundance mentor Michael Goldenberg (HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX), NZ-based Cannes-selected Mexican filmmaker Dana Rotberg (ANGEL DE FUEGO, WHITE LIES), award-winning screenwriter and playwright Briar Grace-Smith (THE STRENGTH OF WATER), Academy Award and BAFTA winning screenwriter David Seidler (THE KINGS SPEECH), and revolutionary Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (AMORES PEROS, 21 GRAMS, BABEL).

Applications Open: Tuesday 26 July 2016, 9am

Applications Close: Monday 29 August 2016, 5pm

Story Camp Dates: November 28 – December 3 2016

Read the application requirements here.

Story Camp Aotearoa is brought to you with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.


Call for Applications: The Writers’ Lab Aotearoa 2015!

Script to Screen is now calling for applications for our second Writers' Lab Aotearoa - a five day intensive residential lab where selected writers will workshop their feature scripts under the guidance of highly esteemed international and local mentors. The Lab is centered around rigorous development meetings with mentors, supplemented by the writers' own time for reflection and access to our experienced advisory board to sound off or consult about their story or the industry in general. ... Read more

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Guillermo Arriaga comes to Wellington!

July 18, 2015, Park Road Post, 141 Park Road

Script to Screen, and the New Zealand Writers Guild present a special discussion with award-winning Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga. Arriaga travels to the capital to talk about his writing philosophy, craft, and process. This special Writers' Room is made possible with the support of Miramar Events Trust.... Read more