Got a script in development? Have you thought about your audience? Listen to this Script to Screen TALK and find out what local distributors consid...View Details

Many of us long to see ourselves and our communities represented on screen. Filmmakers are in the unique position of being able to bring to life the d...View Details

In Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu’s Keynote address, she explores the AFROBUBBLEGUM movement. What if our art, our stories, our voices were more ...View Details

CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, Anna Serner, has garnered international attention for her radical work towards gender equality in the screen indus...View Details

Premiering at Berlin in 2019, VAI is the second feature to come from the team behind groundbreaking 2017 film, WARU.  A collaborative anthology, the...View Details

The Right Honorable Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is also our Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, focuses her keynote address on the va...View Details

Anna Dean works at the forefront of audience engagement across the digital, film and social landscapes.  In this session, Anna shares key learning...View Details

Can new technologies address environmental issues and competing world views?  Leading global thinker, Lynette Wallworth discusses her work in the V...View Details

Kenyan filmmaker, Wanuri Kahiu uses her recent short film PUMZI to illustrate the research techniques and decision-making process she used to cre...View Details

In this session filmmaker David Lowery uses a scene from his latest feature The Old Man & the Gun as a starting point to follow the evolution o...View Details

Being funny is a seriously tricky business, even if you’re a natural.  In this session, some of NZ’s top comedic writing talent explore what mak...View Details

STRAY is the debut feature film from award-winning writer/director/producer Dustin Feneley and producer Desray Armstrong. In this session, Dustin a...View Details

Writer/director, David Lowery’s keynote address dissects his experience of capturing the zeitgeist in his career to date.  How can you ensure you...View Details

There are times for all filmmakers where there is no clear path ahead. Lynette Walworth and David Lowery share insights from their filmmaking journ...View Details

Fremantle’s Director of Drama, Jo Porter joins Phillipa Campbell in conversation to discuss her experience developing, producing and selling the...View Details

Stop-motion animation has enjoyed a renaissance over the past two decades despite the advancement of modern animation techniques. World-renowned expe...View Details

Got a script in development? Have you thought about your audience? Listen to this Script to Screen TALK and find out what local distributors consid...View Details

Moderated by Brita McVeigh. David Michôd and Luke Davies have been in Los Angeles, living and working in close proximity a lot of the time for nigh...View Details

Moderated by Brita McVeigh.  “An exquisite, beautifully shot meditation on love clouded by fear and doubt.” LOVESONG REVIEW, New York Times, St...View Details

Leading distribution strategist Peter Broderick gives an up-to-the-minute overview of the lay of the land, the opportunities, and the perils of dis...View Details

Moderated by Shuchi Kothari. During this in-depth craft focused session, David Michôd delves into his directorial process and approach with moderat...View Details

Los Angeles based Luke Davies is one of Australia’s most sought after writers. In this session, he delves into the challenges of adapting source ...View Details

Bec Smith is an agent at United Talent Agency, one of the biggest talent agencies in the world. Originally from Australia, Bec has worked at UTA in L...View Details

Michael Bennett, Miriama McDowell, Jessica Hansell, and Todd Karehana each give their take on our theme Authenticity & Pretence in the context of...View Details

This session is moderated by Shuchi Kothari. Francis Lee joins us from the UK to share stories about the making of his first feature, GOD’S OWN COU...View Details

MOUNTAIN is described by The Guardian as“a 70-minute rush of adrenaline; a safari into the sublime; a vertiginous voyage to the top of the world”....View Details

This session is moderated by Helene Wong. Fresh from the World Premiere in Sydney, legendary filmmaker Gaylene Preston reveals what she discover...View Details

This session is moderated by Max Currie. Francis Lee joins us from the UK to share stories about the making of his first feature, GOD’S OWN COUNTRY...View Details

Moderated by Brita McVeigh. “I’m fascinated by tightly-knit communities and how they operate – how characters battle for individuality or for th...View Details

Moderated by Emily Perkins. An acclaimed author, Jonathan Raymond is also the award-winning screenwriter behind the courageously minimalistic festival...View Details

Moderated by Max Currie. Recent years have seen exceptional television drama out of Australia. Like in the US and Europe, much of the most sought afte...View Details

Moderated by Bailey Mackey. In this intimate conversation with Bailey Mackey, esteemed actor Cliff Curtis shares his process when preparing for each r...View Details

Moderated by Brita McVeigh. “When writing, drawing from the subconscious is slower and more arduous, difficult to find – but perhaps in the end th...View Details

In a powerful response to the total absence of feature films made by Māori women directors since Merata Mita – WARU is a ground-breaking 80-minute ...View Details

Heather Rae (Cherokee) has been doing groundbreaking work as a producer and executive for more than twenty years. She has produced over 10 feature fil...View Details