Loading Docs Is back - Announcement Soon..

Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

Keep an eye on this link https://www.facebook.com/loadingdocs?fref=ts and on the WIFT website for the Loading Docs announcement in the next few days so you can see the list of projects selected for this year's showcase.

Meanwhile here are a few cheering facts from the Loading Docs team  that should encourage us all, especially female directors!  This is what equality looks like and we like it...


The gender spread of submissions to Loading Docs had 48% assigned a woman Director to the project. (either solo or as a co-director)

50% of submissions had a woman assigned as Producer. (either solo or as co-producer)

Of the successful applications 6 of the 10 films have a  woman assigned as Director. (either solo or as a co-director)

50% of the successful submissions had a woman assigned as Producer. (either solo or as co-producer)


(nb. Multiple applications by the same team were counted as individual statistical events.)


Next Up...


Posted Tuesday 20 Jan 2015

After a stellar year, the Writers' Lab Aotearoa and FilmUp will both be back in 2015 - empowering talented filmmakers with programmes crafted to each individual. Make sure you'll be in a strong position to apply for these Script to Screen initiatives in the new year"

1. The Writers' Lab Aotearoa is a five-day intensive residential lab for writers of feature films, and for the first time next year, episodic drama. Selection for this initiative is based on distinctive voice and the strength of a full feature draft or a pilot episode and series outline.

Last year's mentors included Oscar winning screenwriter David Seidler (The Kings Speech), longstanding Sundance mentor screenwriter Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Mexican writer/director Dana Rotberg (White Lies), and our own Briar Grace Smith (The Strength of Water). Applications will open in the new year and close April, with the lab running from July 7th-12th.

2. FilmUp returns for its third year and we will once again be seeking producers, directors, writers and script developers with proven talent in order to help you take the next step in your creative career. This year's mentors included Australian screenwriters Keith Thompson (The Sapphires) and Alice Bell (Suburban Mayhem) and producer Helen Bowden (The Slap).

Both programmes have been hugely rewarding to work on and Script to Screen thanks all the filmmakers: participants, mentors and speakers, who have given their time so generously.

Any questions about the initiatives can be directed to ben@script-to-screen.co.nz, or give us a call at the office 09 360 5400.

FilmUp and the Writers' Lab Aotearoa are made possible with financial support by the  New Zealand Film Commission.