WIFTers in Queenstown writers' residency

Posted Tuesday 01 Feb 2022

WIFTers in Queenstown writers' residency

Congratulations to the five lucky screenwriters selected for the first ever Tāhuna Writers Residency in Queenstown! WIFTers Isla Macleod and Todd Karehana (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāi Tamaoki, Ngāti Tarawhai, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana) were selected along with Danny Aumua, Malinna Liang and Tom Augustine from more than 150 applicants from across the country for a hosted programme of workshops, mentoring, writing and pitching to be based in Queenstown in March and April. 

The one-month residency is run by Great Southern Television and the Queenstown Lakes District Council, with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air, and will include workshops with leading screen practitioners, accommodation and coverage of living costs.

Over the course of the residency, the writers will each develop a concept for a scripted drama series to be based and produced in, the Queenstown Lakes. 

We're very much looking forward to seeing the results!

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