Big Screen Symposium

The Big Screen Symposium is the event that puts the filmmakers of Aotearoa New Zealand in one venue for the purpose of debate, discussion, information and inspiration.

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The Big Screen Symposium 2013 took place at the University of Auckland on August 10/11.

The programme was packed with an unbeatable mix of international and local filmmakers including master Korean director and Cannes Grand Prix winner Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker), revolutionary screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (21 Grams, Babel, Amores Peros), renowned Australian screenwriter and playwright Andrew Bovell (Lantana, When the Rain Stops Falling, A Most Wanted Man), Australian actor David Wenham (Top of the Lake, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and award-winning Australian director Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby) as well as sessions on local productions including White Lies, The Weight of Elephants and Harry.

With such a diverse line up, the Big Screen Symposium is designed for everyone who helps to bring our stories to the big screen: from directors, writers, producers and actors to technicians, film students and business people.