Extension to NZOA Screen Production Recovery Fund

Extension to NZOA Screen Production Recovery Fund

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage has announced an extension to the Screen Production Recovery Fund (SPRF), designed to provide crucial additional support to the New Zealand Screen industry through the busy summer filming period and into 2023. 

Access to the Screen Production Recovery Fund has been extended. Pūtea will now be available up…

Get serious with your series and apply for Series Bootcamp

Get serious with your series and apply for Series Bootcamp

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

If you’re an emerging to mid-career filmmaker developing a series concept, Series Bootcamp is for you! Run by Script To Screen, the organisers are looking for teams that can present a unique and interesting story, and convince them their idea is viable for production. Six teams (writers and producers) with outstanding concepts and evidence of…

Apply now for PASC's Short Cuts development lab and production grant

Apply now for PASC's Short Cuts development lab and production grant

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

The deadline to apply for this awesome opportunity is 10 March so don't leave it too late! The Pan-Asian Screen Collective's Short Cuts is a development lab accompanied by one production grant of $15,000 available to fund a scripted short film under 10 minutes in length. Designed specifically for Pan-Asian practitioners, the fully-funded development lab…

Time is ticking on NZFC Boost Funding applications

Time is ticking on NZFC Boost Funding applications

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Yes that's right, the deadline is Monday, 13 February 2023 at 1:00pm. Provided by the New Zealand film Commission, Boost Funding supports the growth of screen practitioners and screen businesses with a slate of strong projects to develop, along with a strategic vision and a plan to deliver on it. Boost supports the growth and…

Nominate a deserving Māori filmmaker for Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award

Nominate a deserving Māori filmmaker for Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Nominations are open for Te Aupounamu: Māori Screen Excellence Award, which recognises and celebrates members of the Māori film making community who have displayed a high-level of contribution and/or achievement in screen storytelling. Applications for this award are by nomination through the NZFC application portal. Anyone can submit a nomination, however, nominees must be Māori…

Read all about it: Whakaata Māori content priorities

Read all about it: Whakaata Māori content priorities

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Calling all producers! Whakaata Māori has laid out its content priorities for 2023-24. For scripted drama, docu-series/factual and scripted comedy they’ll consider production-ready ideas and development projects, but they seek only production-ready ideas for tamariki programming and unscripted reality/observational documentaries.

Click here for all the content priority details 

Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase

Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Catch the early bird discount for access to this special part of the 30th Hot Docs Film Festival!

The Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase will feature five live public presentations of some of the best non-fiction podcasts along with a programme of conference sessions where creators can explore the art and craft of podcasting with…

Sarah Polley's journey from director to writer - and back again

Sarah Polley's journey from director to writer - and back again

Posted Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

This quote from Canadian director Sarah Polley about her experience in the screen industry may resonate with some of you! 

Variety.com quotes Polley, the writer and director of Women Talking:  "I can’t tell you how many women I’ve met who’ve made one film and then had children and self-selected out and are now screenwriters. And…