26 - 27 OCT 2018
ASB WATERFRONT THEATRE, AUCKLAND

BRINGING THE FILMMAKERS OF AOTEAROA NZ TOGETHER

Be immersed in two-days of conversations, workshops, panel discussions and case studies with a stellar line-up of local and international speakers. Our theme this year Tuning into the Zeitgeist explores the forces that influence us both collectively and alone.

26-27 OCT 2018

ASB WATERFRONT
THEATRE

PODCASTS

2016 & 2017
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 NEWS

NZ COMEDY PANEL

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER NEWS

2018 SPEAKERS

PROGRAMME
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October 24, 2018 in News

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EVENT PARTNERS

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.”