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.


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