Story Camp 2021 Application Information


Applications Open Now
Applications Close:
11:59 PM, 09 August 2021
Story Camp Aotearoa Residential Lab Dates:
22-27 November 2021

Please note: Story Camp applications are open to permanent New Zealand residents or NZ citizens only. There is a $20 application fee.*

Story Camp can serve feature documentaries depending on the stage of the project and the teams’ requirements.  If you want to apply with a feature film documentary please contact programme director, Esther Cahill-Chiaroni, to discuss your application.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS


We are accepting applications for feature films projects in both Development and Advanced Development. The submission requirements are different for the two stages.

Advanced Development means the film is nearly production-ready: the script is well-developed, there is a writer, director and producer attached, there is a realistic plan in place for financing your film, and you are very close to market-ready or already have market partners attached.

If you are not at this stage, then you are in Development.

Who applies?

  • Development: writers developing a feature film
  • Advanced Development: the team’s writer, director or producer can apply

Who attends?

  • Development: the writer(s) must attend. Other key creatives will attend on a case by case basis depending on their role within the process and the needs of the project.
  • Advanced Development: the writer(s), director and producer must attend. Other team members such as additional producers, the DoP, lead actor, or editor may join some or all of the process on a case by case basis depending on the needs of the project.

What you’ll need to submit – Development

Please ensure ALL uploaded attachments are page numbered and include a header/footer with the applicant’s name and the project title.

  • 1-2 pages on what your story is about and why you want to tell this story
  • 1-2 page synopsis or outline of what happens in your film
  • Up to 1-page on where your project is at in its development trajectory
  • The full script OR a treatment (10-30 pages) and a scriptwriting sample (up to 20-pages). Your writing sample could be the first 20 pages of the script or of a different feature film script, first 20 pages of a play you’ve written, a short film script)
  • A short biography of you and of the director and/or producer (if attached)
  • A link to your prior work – film or other art form (please choose one link to a piece of work that you think best represents you as an artist)

If your project is shortlisted, you will then need to provide

  • Up to 2 pages on what you think you and the project needs from Story Camp

N.B: If you are shortlisted for Story Camp, you will have the opportunity to resubmit your draft if it has progressed since submission.

We will notify shortlisted applicants by 03 September. Additional materials will be requested and will need to be delivered immediately.

 APPLY FOR DEVELOPMENT HERE
Preview in Development Application Form

 

What you’ll need to submit – Advanced Development

Please ensure ALL uploaded attachments are page numbered and include a header/footer with the applicant’s name and the project title.

  • 1-2 page synopsis
  • Script
  • Up to 2 page personal statement on why you want to tell this story
  • 1 page on where the project is at in its trajectory, including finance and key team and/or talent secured
  • A short biography of the writer, the director and the producer
  • Links to the director’s prior screen work

If your project is shortlisted, you will then need to provide

  • Up to 2 pages on what you think the project, the writer and/or team, and the individual team members need from Story Camp
  • Director’s treatment
  • Finance plan

We will notify shortlisted applicants by 03 September. Additional materials will be requested and will need to be delivered immediately.

 APPLY FOR ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT HERE
Preview in Development Application Form

Please complete payment of $20 application fee by Mon 09 August, 11:59pm.

Bank details as follows:

Account Name: Script to Screen Te Tari Kupu A Whakaahua
Account Number: 03 0255 0178775-00
Reference: SC – Applicant name

*If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact Story Camp Programme Director, Esther Cahill-Chiaroni.

If you have questions about the Story Camp submission or workshop process, please contact Story Camp Programme Director, Esther Cahill-Chiaroni on esther@script-to-screen.co.nz

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