Issue date: 
Thursday, 21 April 2022

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga (NZFC) has funding available for up to 40 scholarships  to attend the Big Screen Symposium – Mana Auaha|Creative Power  in Auckland from 9 -10 July 2022.

Up to 20 scholarships will be administered by the NZFC Talent Development team and the Rautaki Māori team in conjunction with Ngā Aho Whakaari.

Each scholarship will include a ticket to the two-day event. If you live outside the Auckland region, a travel grant of $250 is available if travelling from the North Island, and $350 if travelling from the South Island. 

Additional accessibility funding support is also available for those who require it. Please get in touch if you require more information

Applications for the BSS Scholarships must be made via our online portal. Please note that you must create a user account in order to apply.

Applications will open on 4 May and close on 27 May at 12pm with decisions announced the week of 13 June.

As part of your application, you must include:

  • A one-page filmography and biography including your current activity in the industry and information about projects you are currently involved with.
  • A statement outlining your reason for wanting to attend the BSS, and how it will contribute to your career development

20 scholarships are available through our industry organisation partners (5 per organisations); Women In Film & Television (WIFT), Pan-Asian Screen Collective (PASC), Pacific Island Screen Artists Group (PISA) and Ngā Aho Whakaari (NAW).

If applying for a scholarship through one of our partner organisations please liaise with them directly for their application deadline. If applying for NAW scholarship, please apply through the Rautaki team at 

If there are any questions regarding the NZFC scholarships, please contact

More information on the Symposium, can be found on their website.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 21 April 2022