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Posted Tuesday 11 Jun 2013


Distinguish yourself as a writer! Meet filmmakers! Get connected! 

Back by popular demand, the New Zealand Writers Guild are pleased to announce entries are now open for the Unproduced Feature Film Script Competition. This is run as part of the Scriptwriter Awards NZ (SWANZ) for 2013. First prize is $500!

The aim of the competition is to draw attention to the fabulous scripts we know you have slaved over for ages. (And to also give some of you a deadline to aim for!) Make sure your hard work gets all the attention it deserves!

This competition is a great way to get noticed, and put your name and work out there, with the ten finalists published and the winner presented with the award at the SWANZ evening event. The SWANZ are attended by top NZ writers, producers, and other creators of film, theatre, and television.

*NB This competition is for unproduced feature film scripts, that the writer still holds the rights to. Best you get those unproduced scripts polished up ready for Awards night!

Entries Due: Friday 21st June 2013
For entry form click here

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Posted Tuesday 11 Jun 2013

Black and White is the New Black


Introducing two very different films that make splendid use of monochrome.


Spain 2012/104 min/Censor rating tbc

The year's most acclaimed and fabulously stylish Spanish film transplants a classic fairy tale to 1920s Seville. "Lavishly upholstered in silvery black and white� a grotesquely beautiful new take on the Snow White fable." -  NPR

Read more on Blancanieves here

Frances Ha

USA 2012/86 mins/Censors rating tbc

Greta Gerwig stars in and co-wrote this charming portrait of an aspiring dancer floundering in hipster Brooklyn. Directed by Noah Baumbach. "Cutely serious� Gerwig's performance is full of depth and nuance." - The Guardian

Read more on Frances Ha here

Ginger & Rosa

UK/Denmark 2012/90 mins/Censors rating tbc

Two remarkable young actresses, Elle Fanning and Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures), illuminate Sally Potter's coming-of-age tale set in a pre-feminist 60s London bohemia.

Read more on Ginger & Rosa here