Doc Edge has begun teasing out announcements for May’s Screen Edge Forum, and called for participants in the first outing of its Story Edge initiative.
Story Edge, introduced at last year’s Forum, will run its first Sandbox weekend at AUT. It caries on the work of DOCLab, focused on interactive and transmedia work, and will offer two days of short talks and Q&As. Presenters for the first weekend will include Marcus Forbes (NZME), Anna Jackson (AUT, Colab), Ben Kenobi (AUT), Brenda Leeuwenberg (NZ on Air), James MacFarlane (Pitch Studio) and Ed Zurita (RUSH Digital).
As it did last year, Screen Edge Forum will run as a one-day event in both Wellington and Auckland. This year, the festival will run first in Wellington, as will the Forum.
The full programme will be revealed at the end of the month, with three sessions announced now.
Shooting Women will focus on the work of NZ’s female cinematographers, Local TV with Global Impact will examine strategies for creating local factual content that will travel, and a broad-focus Digital Interactive Storytelling session will look at ever advancing tech, the opportunities it creates and how it’s being utilised internationally.
Speakers from overseas confirmed for Screen Edge include Keiko Bang and Tishna Molla. Bang has presented at Doc Edge previously. Her company Bang Singapore recently joined forces with another Doc Edge presenter, Beijing-based LIC to create LIC-Bang Media, of which Bang will be the CEO. London-based Molla is a producer of (mostly) documentary and interactive projects, and former COO of Power to the Pixel.
Local presenters will include cinematographer Mairi Gunn, Victoria University of Wellington’s Harriet Margolis and NHNZ’s Robin Shingleton.
The Screen Edge Forum will run at Park Road Post, Wellington, on Friday, 13 May and at AUT, Auckland, on Wednesday, 18 May.