Summer Camp for Writers

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Script to Screen launches the 2016 Story Camp Aotearoa, a feature film project workshop happening this summer.

Story Camp evolves from their 2014 and 2015 writing labs, which have seen talented local writers workshop their feature film scripts with exceptional international and local mentors.

This year each selected writer or writing team will have a rigorous five-day residential experience tailored specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project. At the heart of the programme remains exceptional and experienced practitioners working with NZ's exciting writers and filmmakers to foster voice and vision.

The process for each participant will be made up of some or all of the following development techniques: one-on-one script sessions, project-based group workshops, read-throughs, and workshopping with actors. The writers' key collaborators will be invited in to parts of the process in instances where that will be of additional benefit to the process and project.

Past mentors have included filmmaker & Artistic Director of the Sundance Directors' Lab Gyula Gazdag, Hollywood writer & longstanding Sundance mentor Michael Goldenberg (HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX), NZ-based Cannes-selected Mexican filmmaker Dana Rotberg (ANGEL DE FUEGO, WHITE LIES), award-winning screenwriter and playwright Briar Grace-Smith (THE STRENGTH OF WATER), Academy Award and BAFTA winning screenwriter David Seidler (THE KINGS SPEECH), and revolutionary Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (AMORES PEROS, 21 GRAMS, BABEL).

Applications Open: Tuesday 26 July 2016, 9am

Applications Close: Monday 29 August 2016, 5pm

Story Camp Dates: November 28 - December 3 2016

Story Camp Aotearoa is brought to you with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.



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FF in NYC Wants Your Film!

Posted Monday 18 Jul 2016

Get your film a screening in the Big Apple - here's your opportunity (and you should read this anyway just to check out the cool "tests" for content that are part of the criteria!)

In October, as part of a multimedia exhibition, Downtown Community Television's (DCTV)  Young Women of Cinema will be hosting a short film festival in New York City and they would love to possibly showcase films made by WIFTNZ members.


The winning entries will be shown in DCTV's Young Women of Cinema's
multimedia exhibition in October. PRO-TV's Young Women of Cinema is an
intensive six-month professional development program with the goal of providing
young women with support in producing media projects. DCTV is an established
media arts resource for New York City's independent filmmaking community,
providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, postproduction
facilities, a signature screening and event series, renowned youth programming
and more. PRO-TV is one of the most successful, longest-running youth media
arts training programs in the nation. Offering free training to New York City youth,
this program provides positive creative outlets for young people to address the
issues affecting their lives and communities. YWOC is proud to be a part of DCTV
and PRO-TV.
Entry Guidelines:
?Open to all genres (narrative, documentary, animation, etc)
?Films must have a female director or screenwriter
?Films should be no longer than 5-7 minutes in length
?Foreign language films must be subtitled in English
?Films must past the:
Bechdel Test: You must have two female characters that talk to each about something
other than a man.
The DuVernay Test: You must have at least two POC characters who talk to each other
about something other than a white character