Seed and Seed Advanced grants open now

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2020

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Ding ding! Round one is open so get your applications in folks! These grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own. The Seed Advanced pathway is aimed at reducing competition in the Seed pathway between emerging writers and more experienced writers. The Seed Advanced grants acknowledge experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs. The grants are administered by the New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) with support from  the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).
Round 1 deadline is 3 April 2020 at 12 noon.



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Bring your aesthetic to the 2020 Aesthetica Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 04 Mar 2020


Calling all filmmakers! The 2020 Aesthetica Short Film competition is now open and seeking new filmmaking talent - that's you! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ASFF wants to hear from filmmakers pushing the boundaries of cinema. Submit your short films, feature films and VR works for consideration. ASFF accepts works across multiple genres including: advertising, animation, artists' film, comedy, dance, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video and thriller. ASFF prizes include �1,000 (about $NZ2,003.50) awarded to the Best of Festival Winner, and short films that are chosen to screen may be eligible for a BAFTA award in the future.
Entries close 31 May 2020.