The NZ Film Commission is delighted to announce Fresh Shorts, a new low budget short film scheme for promising and emerging filmmakers. Fresh Shorts will be run in-house by the short film team at the NZFC.
Each year Fresh Shorts will fund eight $10,000 short films and eight $30,000 short films, with the level of funding based on the director’s experience.
Fresh Shorts aims to identify the next generation of NZ feature filmmakers by nurturing and inspiring up-and-coming talent.
Fresh Shorts is looking for new, distinctive and original directorial voices, fresh ideas not seen before in short film, cinematic ideas that deserve to be on the big screen, films that take risks, provoke and challenge audiences, and narrative films with impact.
Applications open on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 and close on Friday, 8 October 2010. Applications should be sent to Fresh Shorts, NZ Film Commission, PO Box 11 546 Wellington.
The NZ Film Commission will hold a Fresh Shorts Roadshow to discuss the criteria and answer questions about the new scheme from 24 – 27 July 2010 in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.
For more details about Fresh Shorts, the Roadshow, or to download the criteria, folow this link: http://nzfilm.co.nz/fresh-shorts/ or email Fresh Shorts Assistant Lauren Granshaw – firstname.lastname@example.org