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.