Short Film Lab 2017

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

Applications are now open for the 2017 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short films.

Established in 2010 as a partnership between  Show Me Shorts and  Script to Screen, the Lab offers six local, and now for the first time this year two international, short filmmakers the opportunity to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors.

The Lab includes a full-day workshop in March 2017, hosted by the University of Auckland's Screen Production Department. The mentors in previous years have included  Ainsley Gardiner (Boy, Two Cars One Night),  Jackie van Beek (Uphill, Go the Dogs),  Jake Mahaffy (Free in Deed, Wellness, A.D. 1363 The End of Chivalry) and  Shuchi Kothari (Firaaq, Apron Strings, Coffee and Allah).

To apply, complete the online application form.

Applications close on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 5pm.

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Location Location Location...

Posted Wednesday 26 Oct 2016

ON LOCATION: A NZFC workshop answering the big questions.

One of the most varied and interesting jobs in the business is that of the location scout/manager. It is a vital role and helps the production identify locations to match the creative and practical elements a successful shoot requires.

WHO - People keen to improve their expertise and knowledge of best-practice location research, scouting, planning and management will benefit from this free workshop.

WHY - Producers have highlighted the need to increase the number of experienced location scouts and managers available to work on local and offshore commercials, television series and feature films.

WHEN - Wellington Saturday 3 December and Auckland Saturday 10 December.

WHAT - These sessions have been developed by Sally Sherratt in collaboration with other highly experienced location scouts and the New Zealand Film Commission, regional film offices, key government agencies and others.

Workshops will include:

WHERE TO SHOOT

Understanding a creative brief

Effective research, scouting and filing

Identifying suitable locations

Shooting a quality location photograph

Delivering presentations

HOW TO MANAGE IT

Permit processes for agencies such as: district and regional councils, LTSA,  DOC

Iwi liaison

Negotiation and relationship building

Basecamp set-up

Health and Safety Considerations

Drones

Please apply  online from Wednesday 26 October to Monday 7 Novemberwith the following:

tell us briefly how your career will benefit from this experience

attach one .jpg of a proposed location photograph you have taken

outline why you consider it to be an ideal filming location and for what describe how you would get approval to film there

CV, list of credits or other relevant work experience and;

your contact details and which city you wish to attend in, Auckland or Wellington

NB: Places are limited and will be allocated at the NZFC's discretion. All workshop participants will be notified of placement by 21 November. Mentorships and work experience opportunities may be supported for selected participants.

A small travel allowance may be available for people located outside of Auckland and Wellington.

Contact profdev@nzfilm.co.nz �� if you require further information