The Fresh Shorts programme offers grants of up to $15,000 to six new or emerging filmmaker teams to make a short film.  

As part of the Fresh Shorts development process, shortlisted teams of filmmakers will be supported to attend a three-day residential lab 8-10 November, and to receive mentoring while they refine their scripts and proposals.  Filmmakers who have attended previous development labs have been overwhelmingly positive about the experience.

Script to Screen is delighted to have Karin Williams join the Script to Screen team as Fresh Shorts Facilitator. Karin was Development Executive for the New Zealand Film Commission 2015 to 2018 and is an independent producer. She brings extensive experience as a producer and script assessor, and is passionate about supporting the next generation of filmmakers.  

The 2019 round of Fresh Shorts is now open. Guidelines, pointers and other supporting documentation can be found at the Script to Screen website

Applications are made via the Application Portal

Enquiries can be directed to Fresh Shorts Facilitator Karin Williams

Applications close 1pm Monday 19 August

Image used is from Fresh Short film Shadow Cut

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FRESH SHORTS is a New Zealand Film Commission initiative run in partnership with Script to Screen.