Big Screen Symposium 2020

Auckland Auckland


138 Halsey St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

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INDUSTRY CONCESSION *See eligibility details below. ID Required at event.
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Running Time: Full 2-day programme


138 Halsey St, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

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Script to Screen and janda productions are extremely pleased to announce the Big Screen Symposium has been rescheduled to December 4 - 5 at the ASB Waterfront Theatre Auckland.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a hugely disruptive impact on our local and international screen industry.  The economic implications are likely still to come, therefore after consultation with the wider industry and with support from our fantastic sponsors, we are pleased to offer a discount on Full Price and Industry Concession tickets.  All previously purchased tickets are valid for the new dates. 

No transfers/changes to ticket holders (except with written prior approval).
For more information on ticket prices click here.

The Big Screen Symposium brings the filmmakers of Aotearoa NZ together once a year to hear from an unbeatable line-up of local and international speakers. Join us to be energised, challenged, and part of the conversation. 

Be immersed in two-days of conversations, workshops, panel discussions and case studies with a stellar line-up of local and international speakers.

Full 2-day programme
Friday: Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea
Saturday: Morning tea, lunch

*Industry Concession is for members of industry organisations which includes: AAANZ, Equity New Zealand, DEGNZ, Ngā Aho Whakaari, Pan Asian Screen Collective (PASC), NZAPG, NZ Cinematographers Society, Screen Industry Guild, NZWG, SPADA, WIFT NZ, The Screen Composers Guild of NZ and The Stunt Guild of NZ.

About Script to Screen
Script to Screen is a charitable trust with a mandate to support New Zealand storytellers to tell exceptional stories that reflect who we are. They advances the sector with an extensive range of Programmes, events and opportunities for story tellers for the screen, ranging from grass roots development programmes for new and emerging filmmakers through to high-end professional development initiatives. Script to Screen also helps to build the filmmaking community through regional workshops, evening TALKS and their annual two-day conference the Big Screen Symposium; an event that brings the filmmakers of Aotearoa-New Zealand together for debate, discussion, information and inspiration. Visit their websites: and

About janda
janda 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. janda 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. Visit their website:

About New Zealand Film Commission
The New Zealand Film Commission is a crown entity which helps grow and support our country’s vibrant film industry. It invests in original and culturally significant New Zealand films, helps talented New Zealand filmmakers develop their careers, works to build connections internationally and to grow audiences for New Zealand films, here and overseas. The Film Commission markets New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas, attracts international screen productions to New Zealand, provides a specialist enquiry service and is the first point of contact for incoming international production. It helps negotiate co-production treaties, administers the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant and the 5% Uplift, and certifies official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes. The Film Commission also works to make sure New Zealand screen sector businesses are sustainable and internationally competitive. Visit their website: