Applications are now open for the 2017 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short films.

Established in 2010 as a partnership between  Show Me Shorts and  Script to Screen, the Lab offers six local, and now for the first time this year two international, short filmmakers the opportunity to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors.

The Lab includes a full-day workshop in March 2017, hosted by the University of Auckland's Screen Production Department. The mentors in previous years have included  Ainsley Gardiner (Boy, Two Cars One Night),  Jackie van Beek (Uphill, Go the Dogs),  Jake Mahaffy (Free in Deed, Wellness, A.D. 1363 The End of Chivalry) and  Shuchi Kothari (Firaaq, Apron Strings, Coffee and Allah).

To apply, complete the online application form.

Applications close on Wednesday 14 December 2016, 5pm.

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