Paerangi Project is a development programme designed to reach fresh, distinctive and authentic voices across Aotearoa. The programme is for those interested in developing a short film or web series who live outside the main centres, in remote regions, or those who are isolated from opportunities to learn about filmmaking. Paerangi Project offers accessible learning with Stage One and Stage Two delivered online. Participants are given the knowledge and tools they need to develop exceptional short film or web series projects.
Registrations for 2021 are now closed
STAGE ONE – VIDEO TUTORIALS – Open to all eligible registrants
Registering for Stage One gave access to a series of video tutorials delivered by experienced filmmakers. The tutorials lead viewers through the process of developing their own concept including writing, directing, producing and pitching, and gave homework exercises. Doing the homework created the materials you needed to submit for Stage Two, therefore Stage Two applicants must have completed Stage One. To know if you were eligible for Paerangi, you could check out this information sheet. Registrants were welcome to only participate in Stage One with no intention of applying to Stage Two and Three.
STAGE TWO – MENTORSHIP – Up to 12 teams selected
Participants who registered for Stage One were invited to apply for a six-week online mentorship with an experienced filmmaker who will guide them as they refine their short film or web series project. Applicants had to apply as a team of at least two, to fulfil the roles of writer, director, and producer. Stage One guided participants on how to go about finding team members.
STAGE THREE – DEVELOPMENT LAB – Up to 4 teams selected
The teams who took part in Stage Two are invited to apply for a three-day residential development lab. Up to four teams will be selected to travel to Auckland where they will develop their project even further, receiving tailored script feedback, directing mentoring, and producing advice from industry mentors. The development lab is designed to get the team ready to apply for funding or crowdfund so they can go on to make their project. The teams travel and accommodation costs are covered. Stage Two participants can find out more about applying for Stage Three here.
Applications for Stage Three Open: September 2021
Applications for Stage Three Close: 3 November 2021, 11:59pm
Development Lab: February / March 2022