The NZFC is pleased to announce a partnership with Script to Screen to deliver the Fresh Shorts programme.
The Fresh Shorts programme offers grants of up to $15,000 to six new or emerging filmmaker teams to make a short film. More experienced filmmakers can apply for $90,000 grants through Catalyst He Kauahi.
As part of the Fresh Shorts development process, shortlisted teams of filmmakers will be supported to attend a three-day residential lab, 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 and the NZFC is pleased to be able to continue offering this with Script to Screen.
Short films remain an important part of career progression for new and emerging filmmakers and are a valuable stepping stone to longform storytelling.
Script to Screen has a proven track record developing the craft of storytelling for the screen and the careers of talented individuals, and the NZFC welcome the opportunity to work in partnership with this key industry organisation.
The 2019 round of Fresh Shorts funding will open on 14 June, with online application portal available via either the Script to Screen website, or the NZFC website. Applications close 1pm 19 August.
A Fresh Shorts Facilitator will be appointed to oversee the smooth running of the programme and any enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24, 2019
Get your script ready now! Applications open Friday 28 June. This year, Story Camp Aotearoa seeks feature film projects at any stage from treatment to advanced development. Up to eight selected writers or creative teams will participate in a rigorous five-day experience designed specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project.... Read more
June 17, 2019
Got a script on development? Have you thought about your audience? Join us at this Script to Screen TALK and find out what local distributors consider before they take on a film for distribution.... Read more
June 13, 2019
The Fresh Shorts programme offers grants of up to $15,000 to six new or emerging filmmaker teams to make a short film. The 2019 round of Fresh Shorts is now open. ... Read more
May 30, 2019
Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th July, 9am-2pm, Whangarei. The aim of the workshop is to foster writing talent and encourage aspiring filmmakers. No experience or prior knowledge of filmmaking is necessary. ... Read more