Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022
Here's even more good news for documentary lovers: The Documentary New Zealand Trust has announced some early confirmations of its hybrid Forum programme of live and online events to accompany Doc Edge, International Documentary Festival 2022.
Before we serve it up, note that the earlybird ticket deadline closes this Sunday 22 May so get in quick!
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Here's some of what's on offer at the Forum this year: WIFT member, Doc Edge Superhero and celebrated Kiwi filmmaker, Dame Gaylene Preston, will deliver a masterclass on Image to Imagination illustrating a lifetime of integrating archival footage into feature films.
Maya Daisy Hawke's resume includes editing Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams and this year’s Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Navalny. She will run a masterclass, Proof of Self, a guide on how to be yourself in the cutting room – an illustrated report from the lived experience of being an editor.
A panel on Archival Storytelling, presented by Getty Images, will feature Swedish director Magnus Gertten and his runaway successful film Nelly & Nadine which is featured at Doc Edge Festival.
The Forum will feature the Doc Edge XR Exhibition with 24 of New Zealand and the world’s best VR/AR and immersive storytelling projects together with talks by leading practitioners in this area, including acclaimed Kiwi practitioner Raqi Sayed with her project Minimum Mass which featured at the 2020 Venice Biennale.
Meanwhile seven local projects and 13 projects from around the world have been selected to participate in this year’s Doc Edge Pitch. The 20 finalists will pitch their films before a panel of New Zealand and international decision-makers on 8 and 9 June.
The Doc Edge Forum 2022 will be held in Auckland on 18 & 19 June at Media Design School and on 22 June at EMA Conference Centre.
The Doc Edge Awards will be held on 22 June at Auckland's Civic Theatre.