Apply now for Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts funding

Posted Monday 19 Sep 2022

Apply now for Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts funding

Do you have a short film that you're itching to get made? Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts is open for applications that are live-action, animation or documentary projects between four and 25 minutes. The programme's aim is to nurture, challenge, and inspire short filmmaking talent through a development and industry mentoring process.

Six teams will be selected to receive up to $25,000 to facilitate the cost of making a short narrative film. The teams behind each of these projects will attend a two-day development workshop in March 2023 and be matched with experienced industry practitioners to receive five weeks of mentoring to get their project ‘shoot ready’. 

Click here for all the application information

Script to Screen and the NZFC will hold an online Q&A about the application process tomorrow (Thursday 22 September) from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. You will hear about what's needed to apply for Whiringa Tauatahi - Stage One of Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts to give you a complete overview of the application process and guide you through the selection criteria.

Click here to register for the webinar

Register for the webinar in advance, and submit a question to help shape the discussion. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar or you can email

Click here for funding application guidelines