Calling all content creators: apply now for Storieroad International

Posted Thursday 04 Mar 2021

Calling all content creators, this one's for you! Script to Screen has partnered with US-based Catalyst Story Institute to give New Zealanders the opportunity to participate in the Storieroad International programme. This programme is focused on discovering content creators and advancing creative careers within the global episodic marketplace.

Catalyst's team of industry professionals will select up to five finalists and 10 semi-finalists from each participating country including New Zealand. Script to Screen will then present the five New Zealand finalists at a local showcase in Auckland in July 2021. The five finalists are also automatically selected to screen at the 2021 Catalyst Content Festival in Duluth, Minnesota.

All finalists and semi-finalists will receive at least one meeting with a US-based industry professional/mentor. Applicants must be developing a series, it can be any genre, length or format and they can be at any stage of development.

Registrations close: 31 March 2021 EST which is 1 April 2021 NZDT

Notification of finalist: early June 2021

Click here for more details and to register

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Show off your shorts! (Short FILMS that is!)

Posted Thursday 04 Mar 2021

Did you know that New Zealand's Show Me Shorts Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival? This means the winners of the coveted Best New Zealand Film Award and Best International Film Award become eligible to enter the Academy Awards®.

Now's the time to show off your shorts! Entries are open for the sixteenth edition of the Show Me Shorts Festival, which is set to take place during 1-21 October 2021.

Each year SMS programmers curate a selection of the best short films from Aotearoa and around the world, plus some of the top local music videos. They are especially looking for cinematic narrative-style films with strong audience appeal, as well as films yet to have their world or New Zealand premiere.

Show Me Shorts is both a travelling festival that screens at 30 cinema locations, and a hybrid festival, so there will also be screenings of select short films online (geo-blocked to allow only New Zealanders to watch them).

Click here for more information and to enter