2019 Maoriland Film Festival programme is out now

Posted Thursday 14 Feb 2019

The 2019 MFF programme is out now and it features a strong line up of films by women. More than half the programmed directors are female, celebrating a diversity that Hollywood is often criticised for lacking. The festival includes the southern hemisphere premiere of the celebrated film Vai, on which many Wifters worked, and The Grave Digger of Kapu directed by Libby Hakaraia.  
Indigenous films from the United States, Canada, Northern Europe, Iran and more will feature over the five-day festival and with many of the filmmakers planning to travel to ?taki to present their films, festival attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the storytellers and hear about their experiences directly.

The M?oriland Film Festival takes place in ?taki between 20 - 24 March, 2019.



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NZWG Seed and Seed Advanced applications for Round 1 are open

Posted Thursday 14 Feb 2019

Scriptwriters, it's time to promote yourselves and apply for funding, so you can create your dream script! The goal of the New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) Seed grants is to give writers an opportunity to create feature film scripts they believe in. Funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, Seed provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only. You won't need a producer to access the grant. Remember that a number of Seed-funded scripts have gone on to be picked up for investment, win acclaim in the international market, acquire development and even win awards once distributed. The Breaker Upperers by Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami was in the first round of Seed with NZWG in 2014.

Important dates to diary:

Seed + Seed Advanced Round ONE
Round 1 OPEN for entries: 8 February 2019
Round 1 Deadline: 5 April 2018 at 12noon

Seed + Seed Advanced Round TWO

Round 2 OPEN for entries: 12 July 2019
Round 2 Deadline: 6 September at 12 noon