Issue date: 
Friday, 19 May 2017

We're pleased to announce the launch of a new Fresh Shorts online application system for the next round in 2017. This will make it easier for applicants to enter their work and allow speedier communication between the NZFC and applicants. To support the rollout of the application system the Fresh Shorts deadline will move to July 2017.

The new Fresh Shorts deadline is Friday 14th of July at 9am.
(Development Lab 13, 14, 15 October 2017)


Applicants will be required to first register as a Registered Provider. This will create a login and enable applicants to log onto their application pages, add to, change and save their application content right up to the deadline close.

The registration pages will launch in early June and registration will be open year-round from that date.

Application Portal

The Fresh Shorts application portal will be open from the 27th of June and applicants can enter their application information and upload materials until the deadline close on Friday the 14th of July at 9am.

Fresh Shorts Road Show

The Talent Development Team will be in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin from the 29th of May to showcase the new system and answer filmmaker’s questions. A link to an online video explaining the application process will be uploaded to the Fresh Shorts web page during the week of 12th of June. Announcements of dates and times for each city will be on the Fresh Shorts and NZFC Facebook pages soon.


Key dates

Friday 14 July 2017, 9am deadline for submissions – all applications uploaded by this date
(Development Lab 13, 14, 15 October 2017)
Friday 19 January 2018, 9am deadline for submissions
(Development Lab 6, 7, 8 April 2018)


Wellington - Monday 29th May at The Third Eye – Tuatara’s Temple of Taste, Upstairs, 5 – 7pm
Auckland - Tuesday 30th May at AUT University, Room WF614, 2 – 8pm
Christchurch - Wednesday 31st May at Sawtooth Studios, 2 – 8pm
Dunedin - Thursday 1st June at Petridish, 2 – 8pm

Last updated: 
Friday, 19 May 2017