Development lab for Pan-Asian creatives

Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

Applications are now open for the Pan-Asian Screen Collective's short film development lab Short Cuts. Designed specifically for Pan-Asian filmmakers and delivered with the support from The New Zealand Film Commission, the lab is set to empower up to nine new and emerging key creatives with the skills to develop their scripted short projects and to significantly advance applications for production grants from initiatives such as NZFC/Script to Screen' Fresh Shorts and Someday Stories.

The fully-funded lab is scheduled to take place in Auckland from 21-23 May and expects participants from around the country. Short Cuts will draw on the expertise of screenwriter Dr Shuchi Kothari alongside other notable industry practitioners who will cover a range of topics including storytelling, directing, production budgets, representation, meaningful collaboration, festival distribution and marketing, and writing proposals. A mentoring period following the lab is set to provide participants further development support.

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Submissions due for Doc Edge Pitch 2021

Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021

DocEdge Good Pitch 2021

You have until 12 February to submit your ideas to this very worthwhile opportunity! Finalists will receive bespoke mentoring from industry professionals to help develop their pitch, and the opportunity to develop their pitching skills in pitch preparation workshops ahead of the finals event.

All submitters will have access to Date-A-Doco, speed-meetings with local and international broadcasters and commissioners, distributors and sales agents, festival directors and programmers, and funders.

Doc Edge Pitch 2021 mentoring and workshops will run online. For the Pitch itself, there will be two separate finals events: an online final for international projects, and an in-person final for NZ projects. Finalists will pitch their projects to a panel of local and international decision-makers.

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