Get ready... applications open for BSS scholarships on 4 May!

Posted Wednesday 27 Apr 2022

Get ready... applications open for BSS scholarships on 4 May!

We have five scholarships to this year’s Big Screen Symposium to offer WIFT members, thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission.

Each scholarship will include a ticket to the two-day event. If you live outside the Auckland region, a travel grant of $250 is available if travelling from the North Island, and $350 if travelling from the South Island.

Applications will open on 4 May and close on 27 May at 12pm with decisions announced the week of 13 June. Liaise directly with us at WIFT for these scholarships, not the NZFC.

The BSS is in Auckland, from 9 -10 July 2022.

As part of your application, you must include:

A one-page filmography and biography including your current activity in the industry and information about projects you are currently involved with.

A statement outlining your reason for wanting to attend the BSS, and how it will contribute to your career development.

There are 20 scholarships available through the NZFC's industry organisation partners (5 per organisation).  As well as WIFT these organisations are:

Pan-Asian Screen Collective (PASC), Pacific Island Screen Artists Group (PISA) and Ngā Aho Whakaari (NAW). If applying for NAW scholarship, please apply through the Rautaki team at 

For any questions about the NZFC scholarships, please contact

Click here for more information on the BSS.