Catalyst He Kauahi funding wins

Posted Wednesday 17 Jul 2019

We're thrilled to see the hard work of these WIFT members is paying off via funding from the Catalyst He Kauahi. The fund supports New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents and make exceptional, high-end narrative short films that will be the catalyst for change in their career. These members won grants from the April 2019 round:

  • Writer and director Rachel Ross, and producers Morgan Leigh Stewart and Samantha Dutton for Green. This team gets a $75,000 grant towards their short film and $10,000 towards development of their feature concept.
  • Writer and director Gillian Ashurst, and producers Catherine Fitzgerald and Nadia Maxwell for The Meek. This team gets a $90,000 grant towards their short film and $10,000 towards development of their feature concept.
  • Producer Craig Gainsborough-Waring for Impossible. This project gets a $90,000 grant towards the short film and $10,000 towards development of the feature concept.

 

 

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Time is ticking on your Rangatahi Film Fund submission

Posted Wednesday 17 Jul 2019

Get your submissions in for the newly launched Rangatahi Film Fund! Doc Edge and the Rei Foundation have teamed up to offer support for documentary films targeted at kids aged 11 - 17. There's up to $80,000 available to support four projects being made for the younger generation. They're looking for creative, artful, compelling and innovative storytelling techniques, with an emphasis on the story not the lesson or agenda of the filmmaker. Submissions close on 31 July 2019.