To give this industry its best chance of success strong voices and new ideas and stories that resonate are needed. NZWG believe in different pathways for developing these stories and the ability to allow writers space to find their voices.
The goal of these New Zealand Film Commission funded grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create feature film scripts. Seed provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only.
NZWG Seed Grants are offered over three rounds this year with a total of ten grants of $10,000 (+GST) made available for the development of feature film scripts. Three grants were awarded in the first round, with seven grants available across Rounds Two and Three for 2016. Included in each grant $2,500 to put toward script consultation per feature film script.
These grants represent an opportunity for writers to be innovative, to be brilliant, and to be excited about the chance to create something they own.
Seed Round TWO Deadline: 3 September 2016, 12 noon
Seed Round THREE OPEN for entries: 23 September 2016 Deadline: 28 October 2016, 12 noon