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Want to attend the Big Screen Symposium in Auckland on 9 - 10 October 2020?! Keep on reading!


The NZFC has up to 30 scholarships available to attend the Big Screen Symposium in Auckland on 9 -10 October 2020.


10 of these scholarships are available directly through the NZFC Talent Development Team (please see below for details) and 20 scholarships are available through their industry organisation partners (5 per organisation); Women In Film & Television (WIFT), Pan-Asian Screen Collective (PASC), Pacific Island Screen Artists Group (PISA) and Ngā Aho Whakaari.


Each scholarship will include a ticket to the two-day event. If you live outside of the Auckland region, there is also a travel grant as a contribution towards your travel costs.


  • $250 is available if travelling from the North Island, and $350 if travelling from the South Island.  

  • Additional accessibility funding support is also available for those who require it. This could include, but not limited to, childcare or other accessibility needs.


 The theme for this year’s Big Screen Symposium is Transforming Culture.  It is about the transformative power of story, and the transformation of the screen industry through technological advances. Delegates are immersed in two-days of conversations, masterclasses, workshops, panel discussions and case studies with a stellar line-up of local and international filmmaker speakers. Find out more on their website.


To apply for a scholarship through PISA, please use THIS link:


Applications to PISA close at 12PM on Thursday 06 August.  


NOTE:  This deadline is earlier than the NZFC deadline for applications.  You may apply to more than one Guild if you are a member.  If you do not succeed in the PISA applications you will be able to get in quickly for the NZFC deadline of 12PM on 17 August.  

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