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2019 South Auckland Short Film Workshop


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

Script to Screen presents the 2019 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.

It is intended for people who either live in South Auckland or have a connection with the area.

Over the weekend you will be guided by experienced filmmakers about the principles of how to write a short film, the role of the director, what it takes to get your short film off the ground and pitching to funders and collaborators. Speakers to be announced.

Participants from this workshop will be eligible to apply for Script to Screen’s South Shorts 2020 Mentorship Programme. We will be collecting applications for this after the workshop – from Mon 4th Nov – Sun 10th Nov. More details about the mentorship programme will be available at the workshop.

Where? Te Haa o Manukau – Ground Floor, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau 2104

How much? The workshop is free. Snacks, tea and coffee provided. There will be space to eat your lunch (and fridge, microwave etc) so feel free to bring your lunch along, or there are café and lunch options very close by (the Manukau Mall is right next door).

Registration: Please register at EventBrite. Places are limited. This workshop is recommended for ages 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.

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

Cover image: Liliu (directed by Jeremiah Tauamiti)

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