Key dates for Script To Screen's 2021 development programmes

Posted Monday 15 Feb 2021

If you're a filmmaker planning to apply to FilmUp, Story Camp or Strength in Numbers in 2021 make sure these dates are on your radar!

FilmUp is a nine-month professional development programme for practising writers, directors and producers. It supports and empowers up to eight emerging to senior practising filmmakers selected each year to further develop a project and participate in group workshops. Throughout the programme, each participant receives 20 hours of mentorship with an esteemed industry mentor, participates in group work & round tables, and receives wrap-around support.

Applications Open: Early May 2021
Applications Close: Mid June 2021
Group Workshops Held: from August 2021 - April 2022


Story Camp Aotearoa
Story Camp Aotearoa is a residential feature film lab that fosters craft, voice and vision. Eight selected screenwriters or creative teams workshop their projects with exceptional international and local advisors in a rigorous five-day experience designed specifically to meet the development needs of a feature film.

Applications Open: Early July 2021
Applications Close: Mid August 2021
Residential Lab: Five Days in Late November


Strength in Numbers
Strength in Numbers is focused on building sustainable businesses in our screen industry. Selected filmmakers participate in a series of workshops over a 5 to 6 month period. The programme offers a unique opportunity for practitioners in the screen industry to work together on the building blocks of business models that will sustain their future.

Applications Open: Late September 2021
Applications Close: Early November 2021
Group Workshops held: from February 2022 - June 2022

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Māori Television seeks proposals for NZOA Youth Funding Round 2021

Posted Monday 15 Feb 2021

Whakaata Māori is seeking proposals for fresh, engaging content for its Rangatahi audience (15-24) across all Māori Television platforms. The process for this round will be by FULL PROPOSAL only to be delivered by 1pm Monday 8 March 2021.

Contact the MTS Content Coordinator to obtain the RFP pdf of what they're looking for:

MTS has asked that:

- Each proposal must be accompanied with a completed MTS cover sheet

- All attachments must be PDF (please do not send a Google link or embed links into emails)

- Email all proposals to: by the deadline.