Posted Tuesday 02 Feb 2021
Applications are now open for the Pan-Asian Screen Collective's short film development lab Short Cuts. Designed specifically for Pan-Asian filmmakers and delivered with the support from The New Zealand Film Commission, the lab is set to empower up to nine new and emerging key creatives with the skills to develop their scripted short projects and to significantly advance applications for production grants from initiatives such as NZFC/Script to Screen' Fresh Shorts and Someday Stories.
The fully-funded lab is scheduled to take place in Auckland from 21-23 May and expects participants from around the country. Short Cuts will draw on the expertise of screenwriter Dr Shuchi Kothari alongside other notable industry practitioners who will cover a range of topics including storytelling, directing, production budgets, representation, meaningful collaboration, festival distribution and marketing, and writing proposals. A mentoring period following the lab is set to provide participants further development support.