Film workshop for South Auckland storytellers

Posted Wednesday 14 Oct 2020

Calling all aspiring filmmakers, storytellers and creatives with a connection to South Auckland! Learn how to use the power of cinema to tell your stories in this 2020 South Auckland Short Film Workshop, a two-day workshop to learn the art of making short films. Whether you're new to filmmaking or have some experience already, come and learn what it takes to bring your film to life.

This workshop is intended for people who either live in South Auckland or have a connection with the area.

Over one weekend you will be guided by experienced filmmakers about the principles of how to write a short film, the role of the director, what it takes to get your short film off the ground, and pitching to funders and collaborators. Speakers include Marina McCartney (Milk & Honey, Vai), Todd Karehana (Ahik?roa, My Brother Mitchell) and Nikki Si'ulepa (Same But Different, M?, Snow in Paradise)

Participants from this workshop will be eligible to apply for Script to Screen's South Shorts 2021 Mentorship Programme.

When: Saturday 31 Oct - Sunday 1 Nov 2020

Where: Te Haa o Manukau - Ground Floor, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau.

$5 all-day parking is available at 50 Manukau Station Road - an Auckland Transport carpark next to the bus station which is a short walk to the venue.

Cost: General Admission $5.75 (incl GST).

Click here to get your tickets

What to bring: Pen and paper. Morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring lunch with you or there are plenty of cafes in the area to buy lunch, and space available to eat lunch if you bring it with you.

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WIFT members off to Story Camp

Posted Wednesday 14 Oct 2020

Congratulations to the following WIFT member filmmakers who were selected for Script To Screen's Story Camp Aotearoa 2020! Amanda Jane Robinson, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh, Morgan Waru, Ainsley Gardiner, Nicole Hoey, Hweiling Ow, Karin Williams, Olivia Shanks, Asuka Sylvie, Chelsea Winstanley and Desray Armstrong.

Story Camp is a residential feature film lab that fosters craft, voice and vision. The lab, which takes place in Port Waikato, is tailored to meet the specific development needs of each project. Nine selected projects with 11 writers and six producers will workshop their feature films over the week with exceptional local advisors, and international advisors who are attending virtually.

Story Camp Programme director Esther Cahill-Chiaroni said the calibre of applications this year surpassed expectations, making the selection process both tough and rewarding for the selectors.

Click here to read more about the teams