Film Up Mentorship Is On Again

Posted Friday 07 Feb 2014

If you are a writer, director, producer or script developer with a track record don't miss this opportunity to hone your creative practice and advance your career. The FilmUp Programme is back and includes an exciting new strand.

FilmUp Mentorship continues to provide filmmaker participants 20 hours of one-on-one mentorships with acclaimed practitioners. 2013 attracted esteemed mentors including writer  Neil Cross (Spooks, Luther), director  Rolf de Deer (Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby) and producer of over 20 feature films,  Tim White.

Read more and apply here for FilmUp Mentorship.

We're also thrilled to announce an exciting second strand,  FilmUp Script Development, especially designed to up-skill those of you working with writers developing screenplays, whether you be producers, script editors, or directors.

Experienced coach and story consultant,  Brita McVeigh, will be at the helm of this strand, working with participants to hone their story skills and process when collaborating with writers.

She's a genuine collaborator. Every project is different and Brita's skill is that she knows how to find the weak spots and strengthen them. She knows how to work closely on the script with the writer/director, or in rehearsal with the cast, to enhance the vision - that's how she worked with Taika on 'Boy'.

- Ainsley Gardiner

Read more and apply here for FilmUp Script Development.

Please email ben@script-to-screen.co.nz, or call the office on 09 360 5400 with any questions.

Applications close Monday 3rd March 2014

FilmUp 2014 is made possible with financial assistance from the NZ Film Commission.

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World Bank Doco Competition

Posted Friday 07 Feb 2014

The World Bank does a competition for short climate-related documentaries (max 12 minutes) made by young filmmakers (14-35 years old) from all over the world. Submissions close on April 1 2014.

A jury of award-winning film directors and producers, and international organisation representatives will select the winning entries:

� Bernardo Bertolucci - President of the Jury
� Atom Egoyan
� Marc Forster
� Mika Kaurismaki
� Rose Kuo
� Rachel Kyte
� Cynthia L�pez
� Fernando Meirelles
� Mira Nair
� Bob Rafelson
� Walter Salles
� Pablo Trapero
� Wim Wenders

The winners will be awarded with cash prizes up to USD $15,000 or video equipment. Winning films will go to major film festivals and will be featured on the new MTV Voices platform.The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.

For more information about the competition, please see:

http://www.connect4climate.org/competition/action4climate

Winning films will go to major film festivals and will be featured on the new MTV Voices platform.The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.

For more information about the competition:

http://www.connect4climate.org/competition/action4climate

http://www.action4climate.org/

https://apps.facebook.com/actionforclimate/