Applications open for FilmUp 2017

Posted Friday 17 Feb 2017

Calling screenwriters, directors and producers - it's time to apply for FilmUp 2017, which provides talented and tenacious filmmakers with an individually tailored development programme to hone their creative practice, and take a step up in their careers.

Now in its fifth year, Script to Screen's FilmUp awards up to eight writers, directors and producers a place on the sought-after eight-month programme.

Thanks to demand, and generous financial assistance from the NZ Film Commission, this year FilmUp will also award two senior mentorships and are seeking applications from established feature film practitioners.

Participants receive 20-hours of one-on-one mentorship with an established filmmaker, Hub Days that include group work, intensive story workshops and round tables with guest speakers, and tailored additional support from Script to Screen.

FilmUp has gone from strength to strength, with a growing alumni of talented local filmmakers having benefited from the programme. They consider applicants with a strong track record for the programme; those who have a strong track record in other creative filmmaking roles (e.g. actor, editor, cinematographer, production designer), who are now developing a feature film project as a writer, director or producer, are also eligible.

Find full programme details and how to apply here.

Read about previous FilmUp mentorship pairings.

Applications close on Monday 6 March, 2017 at 5pm.