Round two of 2019 Seed funding grants open

Posted Wednesday 17 Jul 2019

Ding ding! Round two of the 2019 New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) and New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC)  Seed and Seed Advanced grants pathways is open! The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own, just as they see it. The Seed Advanced grants acknowledge experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs. 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.

The 2019 Round two deadline is 6 September at 12 noon.


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WIN Kiwi docos on dvd

Posted Wednesday 17 Jul 2019



Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have not one, not two, but three fantastic Kiwi-made documentaries to give away on dvd! Be in to win one copy of:

  • The Chills: The triumph & tragedy of Martin Phillipps - Julia Parnell's brave and moving portrait of The Chills' frontman, Martin Phillipps.
  • Celia - Amanda Millar's documentary on the late, beloved social justice advocate Celia Lashlie.
  • Yellow is Forbidden - Pietra Brettkelly's sumptuous look at Chinese Haute Couture designer Guo Pei.

To be in the draw to win, just write the name of one WIFT member involved in these documentaries in the subject line of an email and send it to by 5pm Friday 26 July, 2019. Winners only will be notified, by email.

Click the links below to check out the doco trailers on YouTube

The Chills


Yellow is Forbidden