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



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DEGNZ women filmmakers incubator 2019 applications open

Posted Thursday 14 Feb 2019

Emerging directors, be empowered with knowledge, connections and confidence at the DEGNZ Women Filmmakers' Incubator! This Incubator is intended mainly for emerging debut directors of feature film (drama or documentary), but will also consider you if you're trying to establish a career in TV drama and scripted content. You'll need to apply with a project, but bear in mind the Incubator is focused on filmmaker development, not project development.

The objectives of the Incubator are to:
� Improve writers' and/or directors' understanding of the business of film and television drama.
� Increase the number of women directing features and TV drama.
� Connect producers, broadcasters and funders with female directors with a view to getting more female-centric stories into and through development.
� Create networking opportunities for women directors to further their projects and careers.
� Inspire and encourage women directors to passionately pursue feature film and drama directing careers through interaction with successful women who serve as role models. The Incubator comprises five one-day workshops in Auckland across an approximate 12-month period with the first scheduled to take place in March 2019.

The deadline to apply is 4pm Sunday 24 March, 2019.


The DEGNZ Women Filmmakers Incubator 2018