Deadline looming for Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts applications

Posted Monday 19 Sep 2022

Deadline looming for Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts applications

You have until 1pm, Monday 10 October to get your funding applications in! Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts is open for applications that are live-action, animation or documentary projects between four and 25 minutes. The programme's aim is to nurture, challenge, and inspire short filmmaking talent through a development and industry mentoring process.

Six teams will be selected to receive up to $25,000 to facilitate the cost of making a short narrative film. The teams behind each of these projects will attend a two-day development workshop in March 2023 and be matched with experienced industry practitioners to receive five weeks of mentoring to get their project ‘shoot ready’. 

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Click here for funding application guidelines

Click here to watch the Script To Screen webinar where Emma Mortimer (Fresh Shorts Facilitator) and Jude McLaren (Talent Pathways Manager, NZFC) discuss what's needed for Whiringa Tauatahi - Stage One and answer participants' questions. (Dated 22 September 2023)

Any enquiries can be directed to Emma Mortimer by emailing