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New Zealand short films are frequently recognised and celebrated at festivals both here and overseas. As well as supporting achievement, travel to festivals provides valuable career development opportunities.
Filmmakers gain exposure to international films, build international peer groups, form connections with industry members and companies, and provide an understanding of film financing in other countries. Attendance may also allow the pitching of a current or future project. Travel assistance is linked to defined goals for each filmmaker and festival attendance must provide tangible development opportunities.
In the cases where more than one short film is selected for a festival, it is unlikely that available funds will allow for multiple travel grants so the applications will be considered competitively.
Short filmmakers may have one successful application to the fund during a financial year.
To receive this grant we need to see evidence of a filmmaker's strategy to maximise the opportunity of attending a festival. Applications for assistance will be assessed by the Short Film Manager and a Professional Development Executive. Decisions will be made within five days of application.
The travel contribution will be paid in advance of the proposed trip. It will need to be repaid in full if the trip is cancelled.
This fund has an annual cap. Please contact email@example.com before making an application.