Register now for the South Auckland Short Film Workshop

Posted Tuesday 20 Sep 2022

Register now for the South Auckland Short Film Workshop

Calling all aspiring filmmakers, storytellers and creatives! Do you want to learn how to use the power of cinema to tell your stories?

The 2022 South Auckland Short Film Workshop is a two-day workshop about how to turn an idea into a short film. Whether you’re new to filmmaking or have some experience, we are calling everyone who aspires to tell their stories on the screen to come and learn what it takes to bring your story to life.

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 making a good pitch to funders and collaborators. Speakers include Marina Alofagia McCartney (Milk & Honey, Vai), Bala Murali Shingade (Perianayaki, 800 Lunches), Shreya Gejji (Kāinga, Perianayaki) and Nikki Si’ulepa (Same But Different, Mā, Snow in Paradise). The pitching panel will be made up of Michael Bennett (Beyond the Veil, In Dark Places), Marina Alofagia McCartney and Nikki Si’ulepa.

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

Who it is for: New and emerging creatives from any industry or background with a connection to the South Auckland community who have an interest in short filmmaking.

When: Sat 1 October and Sunday 2 October, 2022 (9am-4:30/5pm each day)

Where: Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku, Theatre. Free parking available.

Cost: General Admission $10 plus fees. Click here to book your tickets

What to Bring: Pen and paper. Coffee, tea and snacks provided. You can bring lunch with you or there is a café in the building, and many places to buy lunch in the immediate vicinity.

Participants from this workshop can apply for Script to Screen’s South Shorts 2022 Mentorship Programme.

Click here to read more about South Shorts