Posted Tuesday 11 May 2021
The deadline for this round of feature film script development grants is 12 noon this Friday, so get those applications in people!
The goal of these New Zealand Film Commission-funded grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create the feature film scripts they believe in. The industry needs strong and new ideas, and stories that resonate! Allowing writers space to find their voices will produce new and fresh perspectives to enrich the industry and the country.
About Seed and Seed Advanced
New Zealand Writers Guild Seed Grants are offered over two rounds with a total of eight grants of $10,000 (+ GST if applicable) per year for the development of a first draft of a feature film script. Seed is open to emerging writers who haven’t yet written and had produced a feature film. Included in each grant is $2,500 (+ GST if applicable) to put toward script consultation.
NZWG Seed Advanced Grants are offered over two rounds with a total of four grants of $12,500 (+ GST if applicable) per year for the development of feature film scripts. Seed Advanced is open to established writers who have more than 90 minutes of scripted broadcast credits. Included in each grant is $2,500 (+ GST if applicable) for further development of the feature film script. This can include (but is not limited to) workshops, table reads, research and multiple script consultants.