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November 19, 2021 in News

THEME FOR BSS 2022

This year’s theme explores Creative Power | Mana Auaha. Making screen content is an act of empowerment – a team of storytellers come together to bring a concept to life. There…
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LUKE DAVIES

THANK YOU so much for having me at Big Screen Symposium! I’m really glad I made it — it was an awesome weekend, I met great people, the sessions (both the ones I was in and the ones I watched) were wonderful, the Saturday pōwhiri welcome was really moving, and I had a good time. Thanks for making all that so smooth and fun! Invite me back some time!

OPEYEMI OLUKEMITRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE

Big Screen is a breath of fresh air. Literally traveling halfway across the world to attend, I met some of the most interesting, and interested, filmmakers.

JENNIFER KENT

The Big Screen Symposium was a wholly inspiring weekend devoted to independent filmmaking and the power of voice. I was struck by the positive energy of both the speakers and the participants. It reminded me of one of the core reasons why we make films - to share (and experience) a unique point of view. I can heartily recommend it to any filmmaker wanting inspiration and confidence that their particular voice is something worth listening to.

JOHN LANDAU

The Big Screen Symposium encapsulates the passionate and creative spirit of the New Zealand film industry, and it was my absolute pleasure to participate.

ALIX MADIGAN

The Big Screen Symposium was a wonderful experience for me in every possible way. Aside from being introduced to many members of the exciting, prolific New Zealand film community, it was a terrific way to meet new filmmakers, become aware of their work and be immersed in a vibrant, eclectic group of artists.

ROLF DE HEER

What I found most satisfying about speaking at the Big Screen Symposium is the degree to which I was infected by the enthusiasm of the participants, the audiences and other speakers alike. I went back to my own projects refreshed and energised, and with new perspectives and renewed passion.