Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

Oceania Pitch 2015 will take place during FIFO 2015 in Tahiti, from January 31st to February 8th 2015.

Organisers are looking for oceanian documentary film projects of all lengths in development or production phase, preferably with international interest.

Once again they will be inviting major international commissioning editors who will be working with the pitchers, preparing them to pitch infront of a larger audience - this workshop will be taking place just before the pitch, from February 2 to 5.

Please check the homepage for news concerning this year's coach and the international commissioners they will be inviting to Oceania Pitch 2015.

Besides commissioners from New Zealand, France, Australia and the United States, they will be welcoming representants from most of the pacific countries - such as Fiji TV, Cook islands tv, Tonga (Digitv), Samoa, Vanuatus, Solomons, PNG and, of course, representatives from France �, the major French overseas channel - Polynesie 1ere, Caledonei 1ere and Walles et Futuna 1ere.

They will choose the most promising among the 8 presented projects which will be awarded a cash prize of 1000 �.

They are looking forward to receiving your projects - please fill out the inscription forms online:

The deadline for inscriptions is the 10th of November 2014.

Contact: Eliane Koller
    Coordinator Oceania Pitch / ATPA Masterclass  
    phone: +689.784479  
    skype: instanteliane  

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First Features on a Shoestring - Discussing Escalator

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

Script to Screen event: Tuesday 2 September,

The Classic, 7:30-8:30pm

Join your fellow industry members for a discussion delving into the creative process of low budget feature films as experienced by recipients of funding from the NZ Film Commission's Escalator scheme. This is an opportunity to feed into the NZ Film Commission's discussion around different options for low budget funding moving forward.

Writer/director Max Currie (Everything We Loved), writer/director Paolo Rotondo (Orphans & Kingdoms), writer/director  Gerard Johnstone (Housebound) and writer/director Guy Pigden (I Survived a Zombie Holocaust) talk to producer Tui Ruwhiu about how being part of the scheme shaped and changed their filmmaking process.

The Escalator low budget funding scheme was an initiative of the New Zealand Film Commission which ran from 2010 - 2012. Over three years, eight teams were given production funding of $250,000 to make their first feature film.

Stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on STS and a drink.

Tues 2nd September, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, 7pm drinks, 7:30-8:30pm talk, $5 koha appreciated.

Max Currie is the writer/director of Everything We Loved, which premiered at Palm Springs International Film Festival in 2014 and has been nominated three times for best picture by an emerging director. The film also screened in this year's NZ International Film Festival.

Paolo Rotondo is the writer/director of Orphans & Kingdoms, which premiered at the NZ International Film Festival this year, and will be released in NZ early 2015.

Guy Pigden is the writer/director of I Survived a Zombie Holocaust, which premiered in Dunedin this month at the Dundead Festival.

Gerard Johnstone is the writer/director of Housebound, which premiered at the NZ International Film Festival in 2014 and will be released in NZ cinemas on September 4.