The early bird gets the cheaper Doc Edge entry fee

Posted Monday 07 Aug 2017

How soon the deadlines start rolling around again! The folk at Doc Edge are already planning hard for the 2018 festival, and the early-bird deadline for entries is September 15, 2017.

Doc Edge Festival is New Zealand's only and Australasia's premiere international documentary film festival, held annually in Wellington and Auckland. It is an Academy Award�-qualifying festival for the Short Documentary Subject category.

The Festival includes Awards, Q&A sessions with filmmakers, Doc Talks, Docs 4 Schools and special events. Screen Edge Forum, an industry conference, is held during the Festival, bringing together local and overseas filmmakers/industry.

The 13th annual Doc Edge Festival will be held in May/June 2018.

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Be heard at the Screen Industry Election Forum

Posted Monday 07 Aug 2017

Well, hasn't next month's election become a whole lot more interesting lately?!

Headlines aside, with the 2017 General Election around the corner, it is important for the screen industry and its associated partners to understand the vision and commitment of parties towards facilitating a robust and sustainable economy for the screen industry.

To this end, Film Auckland is assembling the Screen Industry Election Forum for practitioners and associated service economy sectors.

Invited MPs and spokepersons from National, Labour, NZ First, Maori Party and the Greens will be there. Before the event, 4-5 questions will be sent out and each party will respond to the questions. There will be time for questions and answers.

Facilitator: Russell Brown
When: Thursday 24 August, 5-8pm
Where: Industry Connect, 34 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021

Refreshments will be provided and Film Auckland wishes the discussions to be held in a convivial atmosphere (so keep it cordial, people). There is no admission fee but Film Auckland will ask for a gold coin donation.

Register now for your free ticket and find out more about the event on the Film Auckland website.

EXTRA: check out the NZWG's 6 questions and answers from NZ political parties in the lead-up to the election at