Created by Writers for Writers
To give this industry its best chance of success we need strong and new ideas. We need stories that resonate. NZWG believe in different pathways for developing these stories. We need to allow writers space to find their voices.
The goal of these New Zealand Film Commission funded grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create feature film scripts. Seed provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only.
NZWG Seed Grants are offered over three rounds this year with a total of ten grants of $10,000 (+GST) made available for the development of feature film scripts. Three grants were awarded in the first round, with seven grants available across Rounds Two and Three for 2016. Included in each grant $2,500 to put toward script consultation per feature film script.
These grants represent an opportunity for writers to be innovative, to be brilliant, and to be excited about the chance to create something they own.
NZWG SEED GRANT ROUND TWO and ROUND THREE DATES 2016
Seed Round TWO
OPEN for entries: 10 August 2016
Deadline: 2 September 2016, 12 noon
Seed Round THREE
OPEN for entries: 23 September 2016
Deadline: 28 October 2016, 12 noon
Step 1. Order Online
Seed Grant application plus optional feedback if required.
Step 2. Print COVERSHEET TC Form
Step 4. Deliver completed application by midday on deadline date
*please note: Seed Grant Round Two 2016 dates have been postponed
NB: Outcome of each NZWG Seed Grant round is notified six weeks following the deadline date.
NZ Writers Guild Seed Grants are made possible by generous funding provided by The New Zealand Film Commission – Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga
Previous Recipients of NZWG Seed Grant Funding
2016 ROUND 1
Fiona Jackson & Daniel Fleming
2015 ROUND 3
Anna Francino & Siobhan Marshall
2015 ROUND 2
Jason Lei Howden
2015 ROUND 1
Steve Barr & Casey Whelan
2014 ROUND 3
2014 ROUND 2
2014 ROUND 1
Jackie Van Beek & Madeleine Sami