Story Camp is a residential feature film workshop that fosters craft, voice and vision. Talented NZ screenwriters and filmmakers workshop their projects with exceptional international and local advisors.
Each selected writer or team will have a rigorous five-day experience designed specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project. 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 participants can re-apply if their project has progressed significantly, and sessions can be tailored for writers and directors with projects in an advanced development phase.
Past international advisors have included legendary US screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury (MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, THIEVES LIKE US and NASHVILLE) 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), Academy Award and BAFTA winning screenwriter David Seidler (THE KING’S SPEECH), and revolutionary Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (AMORES PEROS, 21 GRAMS, BABEL).
*Please note: Story Camp applications are open to permanent New Zealand residents or NZ citizens only.
Applications Open: Monday 19 June 2017, 9am
Applications Close: Monday 28 August 2017, 5pm
Story Camp Dates: November 27 – December 1 2017
July 27, 2018 - July 28, 2018, Civic Wintergarden, Auckland
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) and Script to Screen are thrilled to present two very special TALKS with celebrated director Debra Granik (WINTER'S BONE) and New Zealand actor Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie. ... Read more
August 4, 2018 - August 5, 2018, Samoa House Studio, 20 Beresford Square, Auckland
A one and a half day course on writing a feature film looks at strategies for Coming up with a Cinematic Concept, growing Captivating Characters, locating the Core of your story and establishing your personal Connection to it.... Read more
August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018, Te Whaea: National Dance & Drama Centre
a weekend workshop for the storytelling and filmmaking community with dramaturg, Brita McVeigh. If you have a project at any stage of development this process will change how you work TOGETHER.... Read more
July 6, 2018
We are so excited to bring the eight exceptional advisors from New Zealand, Australia, Denmark and United States who will work with the eight teams selected for Episodic Lab Aotearoa to develop their skills and to projects across the five day immersive lab.... Read more