Seed Grants Scheme for New Zealand Writers.
New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) and New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce the continuation of the Seed and Seed Advanced grants pathways in 2021, with Round 1 now open.
The NZWG Seed grants allow writers to be innovative, brilliant, and to create something they own. The writer is the rights holder, and not working with a producer in early development.
The Seed Advanced pathway is aimed at reducing competition in the Seed pathway between emerging writers and more experienced writers. The Seed Advanced grants acknowledge experienced writers by offering a higher grant level and flexibility around development costs.
A number of Seed-funded scripts have gone on to be picked up for investment, win acclaim in the international market, acquire development and even win awards once distributed. A number of Seed-funded scripts have gone on to be picked up for investment, win acclaim in the international market, acquire development and even win awards once distributed – The Breaker Upperers by Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami was in the first round of Seed with NZWG in 2014.
NZWG SEED + SEED ADVANCED GRANT DATES – 2021
Seed + Seed Advanced Round ONE
Round 1 OPEN for entries: 6 April 2021
Round 1 Deadline: 14 May 2021 – 12 noon
Please note, this will take you to the exciting new Seed application portal!
For full details, conditions and criteria visit: https://www.nzwg.org.nz/seed-grants
With thanks to New Zealand Film Commission.