The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own, just as they see it. Introduction of a new Seed Advanced element this year is aimed at reducing competition in the Seed pathway between emerging writers and more experienced writers.

The new grants acknowledge experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs.

SEED and SEED ADVANCED – Created by Writers for Writers

To give the New Zealand screen industry its best chance of success we need strong and new ideas. We need stories that resonate. NZWG believes that our primary storytellers need to be unleashed and offered diverse pathways for developing these stories. Allowing writers space to find their voices will see new and fresh perspectives emerge to enrich the industry and the country.

The goal of these New Zealand Film Commission funded grants is to create an opportunity for writers to create the feature film scripts they believe in. Seed provides unencumbered development funding specifically for writers only.

NZWG Seed Grants are offered over two rounds with a total of eight grants of $10,000 (+ any applicable GST) for the development of a first draft of a feature film script. Seed Advanced is open to emerging writers who haven’t yet written and had produced a feature film. Included in each grant is $2,500 (+ any applicable GST) to put toward script consultation.

For full details, conditions and criteria, see the NZWG Seed Page 
(Full URL: www.nzwg.org.nz/seed-funding )

NZWG Seed Advanced Grants are offered over two rounds with a total of four grants of $12,500 (+ any applicable GST) for the development of feature film scripts. Seed Advanced is open to established writers who have more than one hour of scripted broadcast credits. Included in each grant is $2,500 (+ any applicable GST) for further development of the feature film script. This can include (but is not limited to) workshops, table reads, research and multiple script consultants.

Applicants can only apply to one fund per round – either Seed or Seed Advanced. One or more applications may be submitted per round.

For full details, conditions and criteria, see the NZWG Seed Advanced Page
(Full URL: www.nzwg.org.nz/seed-advanced/ )

Further information and how to enter here – bit.ly/SeedUpgrade
(Full URL http://www.nzwg.org.nz/bulletin-board/seed-2017-01-open/ )
Contact: guildhq@nzwritersguild.org.nz

 

with thanks to 
The New Zealand Film Commission – Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga