The Big Screen Symposium is the annual event that puts the filmmakers of Aotearoa New Zealand in one venue for the purpose of debate, discussion, information and inspiration.
The 2017 Big Screen Symposium will take place on 30 September - 1 October. The theme for 2017 is AUTHENTICITY & PRETENCE. We will be announcing speakers and sessions from mid-August.
Speakers and delegates alike embrace the spirit of the weekend...
“I went to my first Big Screen Symposium feeling nervous and rusty and left feeling inspired. At my second I spent 10 minutes chatting to someone who offered me a job 6 months later. At my third I was able to talk directly to people making a funding decision on one of my projects. I can’t wait for the next one.” - Mark Prebble, Delegate
“I loved hearing more about the NZ industry and meeting some of the very talented filmmakers as well. I was also impressed at the wide interest groups involved with the Symposium - it was really refreshing to attend a conference that is not solely producer- orientated.” - Liz Watts, Producer (AUS), Speaker 2015
“I love its kaupapa, its ambition. I love seeing familiar faces. I loved the high I had in 2015, feeling overstuffed with ideas and inspiration; at its best, there’s nothing like it.” Survey respondent, 2017
The Big Screen Symposium is brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A Productions.
About Script to Screen
Script to Screen is a charitable trust whose mandate is to develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa New Zealand. Since Script to Screen’s inception in 2006, our annual programme of events and initiatives for filmmakers remains unparalleled in terms of quality, reach, participation and output. Our nationwide programme, from grass roots to high-end, serves emerging and experienced writers, directors and producers. The Big Screen Symposium is a vital part of this programme. For more information please visit: www.script-to-screen.co.nz.
About J&A Productions
J&A Productions Ltd is a specialist Event & Project Management Agency. Between them, principals Justine McKay & Andy Dowding have over thirty years of international experience working in New York, London and, for the last ten years, New Zealand. J&A have a range of skills covering all aspects of event management and production working with some of the most high profile brands and corporations in the country. For more information please see: www.janda.co.nz.
Paying by layby is available for The Big Screen Symposium Full Price tickets only. Simply book your Full Price General, Industry Concession or Student ticket and click the pay by layby option at the checkout stage. You’ll need to make a 20% deposit up front, then just pay off the full amount before the due date of Friday 22 September 2017 (one week prior to the event). Lay-by on credit card bookings only and transaction fees apply so read the full terms and conditions before committing.