The 2020 Kōpere Hou Fresh Shorts round is now open.
This year the application process for Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts has been changed making it simpler for teams to apply. It is now a two-stage application process.
Whiringa Tuatahi – Stage One you will continue to need a writer, director and producer, and a written script. Read the Whiringa Tuatahi – Stage One Application Pointers to find out what else is required. Applications are made via the Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts Funding Portal, you will need to register a User Account.
A shortlist of 18 teams will be invited to submit a Whiringa Tuarua – Stage Two application. This detailed application is the same as previous years to ensure all bases are covered and the team have all the support they require to make the film.
The full criteria and requirements for the assessment of both Stage One and Stage Two are in the Guidelines.
From the shortlist, six projects will receive $15,000 grants. The teams behind each of these projects will attend a two-day development workshop in March 2021 and then be matched with an experienced industry practitioner and receive six weeks’ mentoring to get their project ‘shoot ready’.
WHIRINGA TUATAHI – STAGE ONE
APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW (Apply via Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts Portal)
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 1pm, Monday 19 October 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SHORTLISTED TEAMS: Week commencing 16 November 2020
WHIRINGA TUARUA – STAGE TWO
APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 1pm, Monday 11 January 2021
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FUNDED TEAMS: Week commencing 8 February 2021
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP DATES: 6-7 March 2021
KŌPERE HOU – FRESH SHORTS WEBINAR
Wondering about the new application process for Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts?
Watch these webinars with Miriam Smith (Fresh Shorts Facilitator), Jude McLaren (Talent Pathways Manager, NZFC) and Jackie Dennis (ED, Script to Screen) to hear about what’s needed for Whiringa Tauatahi – Stage One and how to put your best foot forward in your 2020 Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts application.
An overview on the new application process to guide you through the selection criteria.
An in-depth look into the application portal, the director’s visual inspiration and how to think from a reader’s perspective when writing your application.