2018 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

Do you love the power of cinema and have something to say?

Script to Screen, Ngā Aho Whakaari and PIFT present the 2018 South Auckland Short Film Workshop – a free two-day workshop to learn the art of making short films, from developing ideas to writing and directing for the big screen. Whether you’re new to filmmaking or experienced, we are calling all aspiring filmmakers, storytellers and creatives to attend this filmmaking workshop.

Over the weekend you will be guided by experts Michael Bennett (MATARIKI), Sima Urale (O TAMAITI), Aidee Walker (WESTSIDE) and Nikki Si’ulepa (SNOW IN PARADISE). You’ll learn where strong cinematic ideas come from, the principles of how to write a short film, the role of the director and ideas about how to get your short film off the ground.

Participants from this workshop will be invited to apply for Script to Screen’s South Shorts Mentorship Programme 2019. Participants will be chosen based on a combination of their pitch during the 2018 South Auckland Short Film Workshop and a written statement submitted to Script to Screen following the event. The statement should include why South Shorts would be valuable to you and your short filmmaking craft.

Applications close: Monday 3rd December at 9am

Where? Manukau Institute of Technology, Gate 13, Alexander Crescent, Otara

How much? The workshop is free. We provide lunch and suggest $20 cash to cover lunch on both days – if you are able to contribute please bring this cash along with you to the workshop.

Registration essential: Places are limited. Please email maegan@script-to-screen.co.nz or call (09) 360-5400 to register. Include your name, email address, contact phone, suburb and level of experience (novice, emerging, intermediate or experienced). This workshop is recommended for 17+. It is intended for people who either live in South Auckland or have a connection with the area.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?
You are encouraged to come with a short film idea, and any team members you might wish to work with. It is not compulsory to have a short film idea ready, but will mean that you get the most out of the workshop.

You could write a synopsis which should be half a page, describing what your film is about, what happens in the film, and what you want people to feel when they are watching it. You could also include why this story is important to you or why this story needs to be told. Remember to include details like, how long you expect the film to be (usually 5 – 15 mins long), the genre of your film (comedy or drama etc), and the characters’ names.

Image from short film MY FREIND MICHAEL JONES. Directed by Ian Leaupepe and Samson “Rambo” Vaotu’ua.

This workshop was made possible with the support of the Auckland Creative Communities Scheme.



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