BIG SCREEN SYMPOSIUM 2020 POSTPONED

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

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.

BSS 2020

New Date TO BE ANNOUNCED

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BIG SCREEN SYMPOSIUM 2020 POSTPONED

Following the announcements made by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over the weekend, we have, regrettably, decided to postpone the Big Screen Symposium for now.

We will continue to take a watching brief on the national and regional response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and we are hopeful we will be able to announce new dates for the 2020 Big Screen Symposium in the coming weeks.

This decision has been made because the safety and well-being of our speakers, delegates, sponsors, staff, and crew is paramount at this time. A new date will be set as soon as possible.

If you have already purchased tickets to Big Screen Symposium 2020, your ticket will still be valid for the new date (to be advised).

Ngā mihi,
Big Screen Symposium Team

2020 Theme:
TRANSFORMING CULTURE

March 13, 2020 in News

COVID-19 ADVICE FOR BIG SCREEN SYMPOSIUM 2020

We’ve been getting a few calls from people who are worried that the Big Screen Symposium will be cancelled. As of today, (13 March 2020) Big Screen Symposium 2020 is…
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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.