Creative Communities Scheme Grant applications closing 27 February

Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015

  • The Creative Communities Scheme is a contestable grant programme funded by Creative New Zealand and managed by Auckland Council on their behalf. It prioritises active participation in the arts, diversity and young people.

Grant applications for Creative Communities Scheme projects close 27 February. For information about the Scheme see: Information includes the new Guideline for Applicants which contains model answers to questions in the application form as well as information on pages 10-12 about what can and cannot be funded. To apply, under the heading How to apply, click Apply online, or directly access the application form here:

Tip to applying online: Select Preview the form, gather information, capture answers in a Word document, then copy and paste into the online form. Save frequently. Submit before the closing time.

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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


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