Doc Edge Clinic on prepping to pitch

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2020


Get your project in front of funders, commissioners, and potential partners at Doc Edge Clinic #2, Prepare to Pitch! This latest Clinic features producer Julia Parnell (Loading Docs, The Chills and the upcoming SIX60: Till The Lights Go Out), writer and director Kath Akuhata-Brown (Poi E, The Chills) and editor Simon Coldrick (By the Balls, Erebus, Tickled). Doc Edge Clinic #2 focuses on prepping to pitch, with presenters addressing pitch documents, pitch teaser video, and turning ideas into a budget. The Clinic will look in detail at what makes a good documentary pitch, documentary story development, proposal writing, and creating audio-visual supporting material. It's open to all, but is especially timely for anybody putting the finishing touches to their applications to Doc Edge Pitch.

Applications to Doc Edge Clinic #2 close 30 March, 2020.

28 Mar 2020, 11:00am-2:00pm
Where: University of Auckland Conference Centre, 22 Symonds Street, Auckland



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Film Otago Southland offering BSS scholarship

Posted Monday 16 Mar 2020

The generous folk at Film Otago Southland are offering one Big Screen Symposium Regional Scholarship this year, to enable a member of the local screen industry to attend the event. The FOS scholarship will include:

1 x ticket to the two-day conference (thanks to Big Screen Symposium for offering a discounted rate on the ticket)
A $300 travel bursary to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs

To apply, you'll need to send the following through to by close of business, Monday 16 March 2020:
- An up-to-date resume.
- A personal statement (approx. 200 - 500 words) explaining why you want to attend the event and how it might contribute to your career development.
- Confirmation that you can travel during the event dates.

The selection process:
All applicants deemed  be eligible and who have sufficiently supplied the application materials will be put into a lottery. The selected participant will be drawn from the lottery at random. The selected participant will be required to sign an agreement committing to attend the conference and to use the travel bursary towards conference travel and accommodation costs. Film Otago Southland will purchase the event ticket on behalf of the participant, but travel and accommodation arrangements will be up to the participant to organise - Film Otago Southland will reimburse $300 of the costs upon production of receipts.

Email Kahli on for more information.