Deadline looms for Fresh Shorts funding

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

Get cracking people, the deadline to apply for Fresh Shorts funding is 1pm on Monday, 19 October! Just a reminder that this year the application process has been changed, making it simpler for teams to apply.

Click here to read the new guidelines

A shortlist of 18 teams will be invited to submit a Stage Two application.

From the shortlist, six projects will receive $15,000 grants. The teams behind each of these projects will attend a two-day development workshop in March 2021 and then be matched with an experienced industry practitioner and receive six weeks' mentoring to get their project 'shoot ready'.




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Diverse shorts among some of the best at the Show Me Shorts Festival

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

If you love diverse stories, you'll be pleased to hear that 12 of the 78 shorts in this year's Show Me Shorts Festival programme hold LGBTQI+ connections. Here's a list of those and where you can find them. Gina, Mark and the SMS team reckon the list includes some of the best shorts on offer.

Check out the Festival's Aoteroa Online collection which features Department of Post Best NZ Film winner Daddy's Girl (K?tiro). Click here to book Daddy's Girl tickets


And, SMS is offering you a rare chance to pick the brains of some high-calibre festival programmers and find out how to get your short film noticed by international festivals. The Show Me Shorts webinar Meet The Festivals panelists include Enrico Vannucci from Venice Film Festival and Philp Ilson from London Short Film Festival. 

When: 8pm Thursday 15 October, 2020.
Where: Online on Zoom
Cost: $15

Click here for Meet The Festivals tickets and details