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Screen Edge a tale of two cities

Documentary Edge has announced that this year’s Screen Edge Forum will run in both Auckland and Wellington.

HotDocs' Chris McDonald

HotDocs’ Chris McDonald

Condensed into a single-day event this year, the Auckland leg runs ahead of the festival awards. Already announced as honoree for that event, Hot Docs’ Chris McDonald (who’s been a member of Doc Edge’s Advisory Board for some time) will present.

The full programme will be available soon. Registration is here, with prices from a very modest $70 (students) and from $90 for others.

There’s a teaser for the Screen Edge Forum as part of Chromacon Lightning Sessions on 10 April at AUT South in Manukau.

Dan Salmon (Pictures of Susan, Dirty Bloody Hippies, Toki Does New York), Paula Jones (Hip Hop-eration) and Unitec’s Dr. Scott Wilson will talk documentary and social activism, while Anna Jackson will present on transmedia.

DOC Pitch offers places for feature and TV documentary series this year. Doco wiz Julia Overton, formerly of Screen Australia, returns to run the pitching masterclass ahead of the event. The application deadline is 12pm on Monday 20 April. There’s no application fee, but applicants must be registered for the Screen Edge Forum to apply.

The Screen Edge Forum will run Friday 29 May at AUT, Auckland, and Thursday 4 June at Park Road Post, Miramar. AUT will host DOC Pitch on Saturday 30 May. The Doc Edge Festival will run 20 May – 1 June at Q Theatre, Auckland, and 3 – 14 June at The Roxy, Miramar.

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