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The Big Screen Symposium brings the screen practitioners of Aotearoa New Zealand together for debate, discussion, information and inspiration.

The event is for all those who bring our stories to the screen: from directors, writers and producers to actors, editors and other technicians, to business people, distributors and film students. It presents a big picture of the world of film and television, a great networking opportunity, and a wealth of insights and information on the pertinent issues facing screen practitioners today.

Delegates are immersed in two intensive days of conversations, masterclasses, 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.


Script to Screen supports New Zealand filmmakers to tell extraordinary stories that reflect who we are as a nation.

Since Script to Screen’s inception in 2006, our annual programme remains unparalleled in terms of quality, reach, participation and output. From grass roots to high-end, our programme serves emerging and experienced writers, directors and producers. The Big Screen Symposium is a vital part of this programme. For more information please visit