The South Auckland Short Film Workshop costs $12.50 per person.
The annual workshop is back again to invigorate up and coming movie makers.
Aspiring filmmakers have the opportunity to enhance their storytelling through a short film workshop based in South Auckland
The South Auckland Short Film Workshop helps keen storytellers bring their ideas to life with a chance to hear from Pacific people in the industry.
Award winning director Marina Alofagia McCartney (Milk & Honey, Vai) will be a guest speaker.
McCartney told host Ma’a Brian on Pacific Days having a positive Pacific presence in the film industry is massive motivation for her.
“We come from thousands of years of oral storytellers and film is just another medium. I’m very passionate about it and I’m very passionate about representation of our people on screen and also behind the screen.
“The spectrum of representation and when you also see that representation in a positive light as well, you can be it.”
The annual two-day event covers all aspects of film creation like taking an idea and guiding it step-by-step from script to pitch to screen.
Other guest speakers include internationally recognised Pacific women film powerhouses Nikki Si’ulepa (Same But Different, Mā, Snow in Paradise) and Vea Mafile’o (The Panthers, For My Fathers Kingdom).
Workshop guest speakers (L-R) Vea Mafile'o, Marina Alofagia McCartney and Nikki Si'ulepa.
McCartney says all ranges of skill-levels of new and emerging creatives are welcome.
“We go through writing, we look at case studies of films and it’s even for people who are just interested in finding out what’s involved in making a short film or even just the industry.
“So if you’ve got a burning idea and you think it’s something that might be right for film, you should just come along.”
The South Auckland Short Film Workshop will be held at the Friendship House, Manukau CBD and costs $12.50 to attend.