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
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 @ script-to-screen.co.nz 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
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 @ script-to-screen.co.nz.
This workshop was made possible with the support of
the Creative Communities Scheme.