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Documentary Edge Bulletin / 24 Feb 2011

Documentary Edge

Kia ora,

On behalf of the The Documentary NZ Trust and our team, we like to offer our aroha and deepest sympathies to Christchurch, the families of those who have lost loved ones, suffered hurt to person and damage and destruction to their homes and businesses. You are in our thoughts. We know that the Kiwi strength and resilience will guide all of us through this dark time.

Documentary Edge Forum starts tomorrow (Friday, 25/2 at 9am) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). The Forum is the largest documentary industry event of the year and it will run for 3 days (25-27 Feb). The DOC Pitch 2011 brings together our 19 panellists representing top funders and decision makers as 11 teams pitch their projects to them. Master-classes by trailer director maestro James Brookman, internationally acclaimed cinematographer Tom Burstyn and social community/marketing expert James Franklin combine with mini workshops of 3D and cost effective effects and thought provoking panels on co-productions, documentaries and activism, TV formats, the changing face of documentary to name a few. Check out the full programme for details. Register now. Industry and Student rates available.

Documentary Edge Festival is currently running in Auckland at Event Cinemas Newmarket and Victoria Picture Palace Devonport. From tomorrow (25/2), screenings will also be held at Academy Cinemas (CBD).

We have added a new session for the world premiere of Out of the Darkness on Saturday, 26th Feb at 6.15pm at Event Cinemas Newmarket. Director Stefano Levi will attend the screening and a Q&A will follow it.

We regret to inform that due to personal circumstances, Shlomi Eldar, the director of Precious Life, is unable to attend the Festival and the Q&A sessions for this film have been cancelled. There are over 30 Q&A sessions with local and international filmmakers. Please check the website for details.

Tickets are now on sale in Wellington. The Festival will commence at the Capital city on the 10th of March and run at Angelika at Reading Cinemas Courtenay and City Gallery Wellington.

We wish everyone enjoyable Festival and Forum.

The Documentary Edge Team