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Doc Edge 2011: stuff you should know

As both the Festival and Forum approach rapidly, a number of deadlines come with them, and more detail is released. Here’s a quick catchup on developments over the last week or so. And your last chance to be in to win a Festival Pass.

The Festival
The attending filmmakers and information on screenings with Q&A sessions is starting to get nailed down.

Director Stefano Levi will attend the world premi?re of his Out of the Darkness in Auckland on Saturday 26 February, and will take part in a Q&A following the evening screening.

From Australia Machete Maidens Unleashed director Mark Hartley is also coming and will take part in a Q&A.

The information on screenings with Q&A sessions is going up on the festival website as it becomes available, so it’s worth checking back now and again. Of course, for those hoping to attend a Q&A screening, it also discourages them from buying a ticket just yet, which is a bit of a pain in the neck for the festival organisers.

The festival runs 16 Feb – 28 Mar in Auckland and 10 – 27 Mar in Wellington.

The Forum
What you will get at the Forum? The programme of sessions and speakers has just been uploaded here and, we’re told, it’s the final line-up.

Information on the always-entertaining (in a Christians vs lions sort of way) DocPitch competition finalists will be available very soon.

Doc Edge sponsor Screenrights collected over A$17.6 million in 2010 for documentary filmmakers. Its Member Services officers will be at the Doc Edge Forum for anyone wanting more information about their service. If you would like to arrange a meeting, email Annabel.

The Forum runs 25 – 27 at AUT, Auckland.

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