WIFT Member gets SEED Grant

Posted Friday 04 Dec 2015

Congratulations to WIFT member Anna Francino, who along with Joe Lonie and Siobhan Marshall is a recipient of the NZ Writers Guild  (Third Round)   NZWG Seed Grants 2015

A total of 39 applications were received. NZWG is happy to report that the standard of craft and original story ideas presented in the applications was very encouraging. The assessors made note of the high quality shown by the top contenders in this round.

There were seven applications that really stood out. The list of seven was then narrowed down to a short list of three final contenders.

Due to issues around the potential for conflict of interest, the selection panel and NZWG thought it best to bring in an additional outside assessor to make the final decisions from the selected short listed applications.

The NZWG would like to thank:
Kathryn Burnett, Pip Hall, Steve Barr & James Griffin
for their time, expertise and care in reading and assessing all of the applications.

The NZWG would also like to thank the New Zealand Film Commission for their financial support of this initiative.
The NZWG is excited and heartened by the level of creativity and writing craft on offer in this country, as evidenced by this round. We wish all of you the best.


NZWG Seed Grant 2016 - Round ONE Deadline

12 February 2016 @ 12pm

The top applications in this round demonstrated an ability to present applications of the highest standard.
The assessors remind applicants that proof reading, correct formatting of scripts and mastering the basics - logline, synopsis, treatment and samples scripts - does convey an understanding and professionalism. NZWG are always here to assist writers in becoming more professional in their craft.

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BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 Call for Entries

Posted Friday 04 Dec 2015

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 is now open for entries. The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival, celebrates innovation and excellence in filmmaking, and provides a chance for both emerging and established filmmakers to get their work seen by industry, filmmakers and thousands of film fans.

There are many opportunities for industry engagement through the masterclass series, and networking sessions offer a chance to connect with programmers from around the world.

In 2015, ASFF attracted 20,000 admissions across the four day event including industry, filmmakers and thousands of festival-goers providing a dynamic platform for emerging and established filmmakers to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. All genres are accepted, from drama to documentary and artists' film to music video.

ASFF 2016 Prizes:

Screenings at the BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2016

Awards for Best Film in each category and People's Choice

Eligibility to enter the EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

Screenings in various guest programmes at other film festivals

Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine and on Aesthetica's online channels (180,000 readership worldwide)

Running times up to 30 minutes. Deadline 31 May 2016. Entry fee is �20 plus VAT. Visit www.asff.co.uk/submit

View the ASFF 2015 Trailer: http://aestheti.cc/trailer2015