BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015

BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2015 is now open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers at Women in Film and Television New Zeland to showcase their talent to a wider audience, including industry, filmmakers and thousands of film fans.

ASFF 2015 is looking for films in all genres up to 30 minutes long and is keen to engage further with filmmakers in New Zealand.

Submit your short films for a chance to win screenings at the festival (5-8 November), plus many more great prizes and awards that will get your work noticed by industry, filmmakers and thousands of film fans.

There will also be masterclasses, networking opportunities, talks and Q&As to engage with industry leaders, such as BAFTA, Channel 4 and Association of Camera Operators.

ASFF 2015 Prizes:

  • Screenings at the BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2015
  • All film are in competition
  • 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
  • Screenings as part of ASFF Film Tour
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine and on Aesthetica's online channels (180,000 readership worldwide)

Genres accepted: advertising, animation, artists' film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller. Running times up to 30 minutes.

Entries close 31 May 2015. To enter visit www.asff.co.uk/submit

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Film Up Script Development - DEADLINE!

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FILMUP SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT 2015!

DEADLINE: 5PM, MONDAY 9TH MARCH 2015

Following on from a successful inaugural year, STS are delighted to call for applications for FilmUp Script Development, a dynamic multi-faceted programme that significantly up-skills producers and script editors who want to hone their skills in story development.

They warmly welcome back renowned story consultant and acting/directing coach Brita McVeigh who will helm the programme, providing engaged one-on-one coaching.
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

The programme is built on the understanding that story knowledge in itself is simply not enough. Practitioners who excel in script development possess skills that are harder to come across, and it is these skills that enable a robust development process that strengthens the project.

For this reason, they deliver an exciting practice-based programme that will support New Zealand producers and script developers, help identify and strengthen their individual process, and at the same time ensure that this process yields results.

One-on-one coaching that supports the development of a feature project will sit at the heart of programme and be supplemented with facilitated group work, round tables with esteemed filmmakers, and a one-day intensive with a renowned Australian script editor.

It's a rare and precious thing to have someone to discuss my work with as I'm doing it and I feel like the mentorship has not only accelerated my learning but also profoundly deepened it. - Julie Alp, 2014 Script Development participant.

Click here for full information and apply now.

FilmUp 2015 is made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.