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DOCNZ 2010 revises Summit format

This year’s Summit will run for five days, Saturday 27 February to Wednesday 3 March. It comes in two discrete flavours: the new Lab component happens over the weekend 27-28 Feb., the Summit follows 1-3 March.

Returning to NZ following her strong contribution to last year’s Summit is Wendy Levy of San Francisco’s Bay Area Video Coalition (BVAC). She’ll lead the Lab for teams who have documentary films at any stage from development to post and who are interested in delivering their projects using cross-platform and emerging media.

An official call for project submissions for the DOCNZ Lab will be made in early November, looking for innovative teams comprising creatives from filmmaking and related fields such as graphic and web design, gaming and live performance.

The weekday part of the Summit will follow the format of previous Summits, including master-classes, seminars, one-on-one meetings and the popular pitching forum.

Submissions for the pitching forum are now open. The deadline for submissions is 4pm, Friday 4 December. Entry forms and the fine print can be found here.

Registrations for the Summit will be open in November, with an early bird special.

The DOCNZ festival will run at Rialto Newmarket from 27 Feb to 14 March and in Wellington 13th – 28th March. The Christchurch and Dunedin legs of the festival have been cancelled for 2010, due to the economic situation and the lack of local sponsors.

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