Support for Lower-Budget Features

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

The NZFC are keen to support the growth of a vibrant domestic production sector, one with feature production at a range of budget levels - from large-budget official co-productions through to innovative lower-budget films with realistic budgets and methodologies.

This is a "heads up" for writers, directors and producers that they plan to introduce a lower-budget feature film funding initiative later this year. So this is a chance ahead of time to start thinking about possible projects.

Read more on the NZFC website  here.

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2015 POWFest Call-For-Entries!

Posted Thursday 24 Jul 2014

The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWFest) is now accepting entries for its eighth annual festival scheduled to take place March 12 - 15, 2015. The regular deadline for entries is Friday, August 15, 2015. POWFest places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and empowering the community of women in film. POWFest encourages women to find their voice and to share their stories through innovative and quality filmmaking. We feature the work of today's top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers. Past Guests of Honor include: Allison Anders, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Barbara Kopple, Penelope Spheeris, Ondi Timoner and Joanna Priestley.

Deadlines & Fees

  • Regular Deadline: Postmarked by Friday August 15, 2014 ~ $30
  • Late Deadline: Postmarked by Friday September 5, 2014 ~ $35
  • WAB Extended Deadline: Postmarked by September 19, 2014 ~ $45

Films must be directed or co-directed by women and can be of any length, style, or genre. Detailed information about submitting films can be found at