It’s time to apply for Seed!

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

It’s time to apply for Seed!

Writers, did you know that for these Seed grants, there are no constraints on genre, content, characters, location or even the space-time continuum.

And, WIFT NZ members who apply receive the New Zealand Writers Guild discounted application rate of $20.

Funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, Seed is for emerging and unproduced writers and Seed Advanced is for writers with more than 90 minutes of credited and produced scripted work.

The industry needs strong and new ideas. We need stories that resonate. NZWG believes that our primary storytellers need to be unleashed and offered diverse pathways for developing these stories. Allowing writers space to find their voices will produce new and fresh perspectives to enrich the industry and the country.

The goal of these grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create the feature film scripts they believe in. Seed and Seed Advanced provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only. 

​Seed Advanced acknowledges experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs.

Click here for application and guidelines

Click here to apply

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Check out the Hot Docs programme 2021

Check out the Hot Docs programme 2021

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has released its programme for the 2021 Industry Conference! Taking place during Hot Docs Festival, April 29 - May 9, this year's conference will focus on reimaging a more representative and equitable doc ecosystem.

Remember, the online industry conference is available for FREE!

Access to the Forum, Close Up With... sessions, Doc Shop viewing library, virtual networking, is available with an All-Access Online Pass

Click here to explore the full Industry Conference programme