BSS Announces some great Female Film Talent

Posted Saturday 27 Aug 2016

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The Big Screen Symposium 2016 takes place in Auckland on 24/25 September 2016. Tickets on sale now

Three women who champion provocative storytelling on the international stage join the line-up! Come and hear from Opeyemi Olukemi, senior director of Interactive from the Tribeca Institute and Australian marketing and distribution expert Courtney Botfield of The Goodship Agency. They will be joined by NZ documentary director Pietra Brettkelly, whose project shot in war-torn Afghanistan, A FLICKERING TRUTH is in NZ cinemas right now. See below for more information.

Also a big welcome back and thank you to the returning event partners and sponsors, whose ongoing support makes the Big Screen Symposium possible!

INTERACTIVE AND IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING EXPERT OPEYEMI OLUKEMI TO SPEAK

Opeyemi Olukemi, senior director of Interactive at the Tribeca Institute, will deliver a masterclass exploring stories in the digital space including immersive and interactive technologies. More info.

COURTNEY BOTFIELD (The Goodship Agency, Aus) PRESENTS MASTERCLASS

Loading Docs and Big Screen Symposium present a masterclass with director of The Goodship Agency, Courtney Botfield. Courtney draws on her 20 years of experience in independent film marketing and distribution to delve into innovate ways to get films made and seen, including securing brand partnerships and philanthropy, and new ways to reach an audience.  More info.

 

AWARD-WINNING DIR/PROD PIETRA BRETTKELLY TO DELIVER MASTERCLASS

Enigmatic filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly (M?ORI BOY GENIUS) shares the fascinating story of making her latest acclaimed documentary, A FLICKERING TRUTH. A creative process of necessarily high physical and financial risk, the film took Pietra into Afghanistan seven times over 2.5 years, during a war, intentionally without security, a flak jacket or a grasp of the local language.  More info.

 

BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!

Big Screen Symposium 2016 tickets are available now at iTICKET, with industry and student discounts are available.  To get the ball rolling, why not try our new layby option? iTICKET.co.nz

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This week's Video Slot (1)

Posted Saturday 27 Aug 2016

We are receiving a steady stream of videos/shorts etc for this slot. We like to put up a new one for each edition of E News - so if you have something out there that you want to share - please send us a link and we'll upload it for the next issue (September 13).

For THIS issue we have a great little watch (3 minutes) from WIFT member and producer Morgan Leigh Stewart:

Blood Sugar

"Blood Sugar", directed by Joe Hitchcock, explores diabetes through the eyes of an active and boisterous preschooler, Dahlia. The film brings to life a child's interpretation of what can be a life-threatening disease. In Dahlia's words "I don't know what diabetes is, but I know what it is like".

You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/176234344

Morgan made this film as a part of the prestigious Loading Docs initiative. There are 9 other fascinating films to check out as well! http://loadingdocs.net