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The Documentary Edge E-Newsletter / Issue 38 – Nov 2010

Kia ora! Documentary Edge Festival 2011 will be launched next month with the full line-up of over 50 films! Dates and venues in Auckland and Wellington are confirmed. Applications are now open for DOC Pitch and DOC Lab, so download the forms and get your projects in. Registration to Documentary Edge Forum is also open now with an early bird special for those who like to save. Documentary Edge Campus is in development for a launch next March. Here is the latest from the Documentary Edge hub.

The Documentary Edge Team

1. Documentary Edge Festival – 2011 Dates/Venues confirmed

The 6th edition of Documentary Edge Festival will be held in 2011 as follows:

The first 10 films were announced earlier this month and the full programme will be launched in Auckland on 9 Dec.

Ticket sales will commence at the Festival’s cinemas on 15 Dec with an Early Bird special prices on offer for a limited time.

Why not take advantage of the Early Bird special prices and give your loved ones, friends, staff or clients a multi-ticket pass as a great Xmas present?

2. Documentary Edge Forum – 2011 Registration open and call for submissions

The 5th edition of Documentary Edge Forum, a 3-day industry conference, will be held at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), 25-27 Feb. The Forum will include seminars, masterclasses, panel discussions, debates, and the highly popular DOC Pitch (Pitching Forum). Visit the website for the latest information on invited guests and participants.

Registration to the Forum is now open with an Early Bird special on offer until 9 Jan 2011. Students and Guild Member special prices are also available. We urge you to register early and secure your place at THE documentary event of the year.

Documentary Edge Forum 2011 registrations

3. DOC Pitch and DOC Lab – Open for submissions

Documentary Edge is now accepting applications for both DOC Pitch and DOC Lab. The deadline for both submissions is 9 Jan 2011.

DOC Lab – Now in its 2nd year, DOC Lab will run for 3 days (19-21 Feb) and will be facilitated by Wendy Levy (USA) and Marc Boothe (UK) with a team of local and international experts. If you have a documentary project with cross-media potential, the Lab will help you develop it.

DOC Pitch – For the past few years, DOC Pitch has enabled selected filmmakers to pitch their projects to a panel of local and international funders. We are excited to be introducing new commissioners and executive producers to the panel.

If you have a documentary project in development, this is an opportunity to seek support to realise it. DOC Pitch will be held during Documentary Edge Forum (25-27 Feb 2011).

Both events offer a unique opportunity for filmmakers to develop their projects and find potential funding.

4. Documentary Edge Campus – Work in progress

Documentary Edge Campus is New Zealand’s first resource centre / library for documentary films and other documentary materials. The Campus is currently in development and it will be open to the public next year in March.

In its first stage, the Campus will offer 4 viewing station for visitors to watch films they can choose from a comprehensive catalogue. The Campus will also house book, magazines and other documentary related materials.

The Campus will be located on Ponsonby Road in Auckland and open to the wider community during normal weekday working hours.

We invite anyone who wishes to support/donate/sponsor/help to the Campus to contact us at:
Documentary Edge Campus

5. What’s Up Doc?

Congratulations to Summer and Tom Burstyn!

Their film This Way of Life was short-listed for the 2011 Academy Awards and we will keep our fingers crossed for more good news when the finalists are announced in January.

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6. Calls for documentary submissions

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