Got an idea for a short?

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Join Script to Screen for their Wellington Short Film Workshop!

SAT 29 & SUN 30 AUGUST, 2015, 9am-5pm both days, Te Whaea, Wellington

Is there a story you would like to tell through film but don't know where to start?

Script to Screen presents the 2015 Wellington Short Film Workshop - a two-day workshop

that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film. Over one weekend,

four experienced industry practitioners will guide you through each stage of the filmmaking

process - from the initial concept, writing, directing, casting, producing and finally to pitch

your idea to collaborators and funders.

The workshop is suitable for those preparing to make their first short film.

No experience necessary.

What do you 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 (e.g. co-writer, director). It is not compulsory to have a short film

idea ready, but will mean that you get the most out of the workshop.

Bring along a half-page synopsis 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 (short films are usually 5 - 15 mins long),

whether it is a comedy or drama etc, and the characters' names.

On Day 2 of the workshop, participants will be invited to pitch their short film idea to the

group in a pitching competition, to a panel of industry mentors. The pitch is to be kept to

5 minutes.

Date: Sat 29 / Sun 30 August, 2015

Time: Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm

Venue: Drama 1, Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre,

11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown

Cost: The workshop cost is $20 for the weekend - please bring cash on the day.

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring lunch with you or

there are many cafes in the area.

Registration: Spaces are limited so you must register your interest.

Please rsvp to Eloise on eloise @ or

ring the office on 09 360 5400. This workshop is aimed at ages 17+.


Day One - Saturday 29 August

9am - 9:30am: Tea/Coffee and Introduction

9:30am - 12:30am: Screenwriting

Learn about the key points of storytelling and forming a structure that

will grab the audience

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm - 3:00pm: Casting

Learn about the importance casting plays in bringing your film to life

3:00 - 3:30pm: Afternoon tea

3:30 - 5pm: Producing

Learn about the role of the producer in driving the project from conception

to completion

Day Two - Sunday 30 August

9am - 12pm:  Directing

Learn about the director's role in the film and forming a strong vision for your story

12pm - 1pm: Lunch

1pm - 4:30pm: Pitching Session

Participants are invited to pitch their short film idea to the group and a panel

of industry mentors. The pitch is to be kept to 5 minutes.

If you have any questions please contact Eloise Veber on 09 360 5400

or at rsvp @

This workshop was made possible with the support of

the Creative Communities Scheme.

Next Up...

Lumina Dance Show Opens Tomorrow

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

On behalf of WIFT member Shona McCullagh, we encourage Auckland members to take in The New Zealand Dance Company's third season of contemporary dance, Lumina, premiering at the Maidment Theatre, Auckland 19 - 22 August 2015.

This is the NZDC's third season triptych of new works inspired by the intersection of movement and dynamic lighting design. Two New Zealand choreographer/composer duos and a Dutch choreographer present works in a programme of compelling light, sound and movement.

Three dynamic choreographer/composer teams, who speak fervently of cultural transformation spearhead Lumina, created in co-production with the prestigious Holland Dance Festival.

Louise Potiki Bryant (Ngai Tahu), winner of the Harriet Friedlander Award 2014 and world-renowned composer and AV designer Paddy Free (Pitch Black) explore the state of liminality. Drawing from Maori myth and contemporary urban experience, the world premiere of their work In Transit is a richly layered collaboration.

Malia Johnston's new work, Brouhaha, devised with her long standing creative partnership team of composer Eden Mullholland and AV designer Rowan Pearce create a bold, loud and rich world in which dancers are explorers of colour and artful transmitters of rhythm, harmony and emotion.

The company's first international commission by Dutch/American choreographer Stephen Shropshire will create a trio, The geography of an Archipelago, in a dynamic co-production between The New Zealand Dance Company and the prestigious Holland Dance Festival.

Set and costume designer Kasia Pol (Mau Dance Company) weaves all three works into an environment that responds to each of Lumina's creative collaborators, lit by Jo Kilgour.