Big Screen Symposium

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About the Big Screen Symposium

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 Big Screen Symposium is designed for all those who bring our stories to the big screen: from directors, writers and producers to musicians, actors and technicians to business people, distributors and film students. It presents a big picture of the world of cinema, a great networking opportunity, and a wealth of insights and nuts and bolts information on the pertinent issues facing filmmakers today.

In 2016 the Big Screen Symposium took place on 24/25 September 2016, and attracted over 450 delegates. The programme was built around the theme ‘Playing With Risk, and delegates were immersed in two intensive days of conversations, workshops, panel discussions and case studies with a stellar line-up of local and international filmmaker speakers.

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 addition to this programme. For more information please visit our website:



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 
 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: