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Something for the Weekend: 12 February 2016


Out and about

If you’re quick, the NZWG is hosting First Friday drinks at the Writers Guild HQ, today (Friday 12) and also it’s the year’s first Open Screen Night.

16 and 23 February are the dates for Ian Powell’s Cinematography with Super8 course in Auckland.

On Thursday 18 DEGNZ hosts a FilmTalk event at Rialto, Auckland, for Rebecca Tansley’s Crossing Rachmaninoff. On Wednesday 24 it’s the turn of Mahana. Wednesday 24 is also the evening for the WIFT Awards.

Te Papa puts on a couple of special events to accompany its DreamWorks Animation exhibition. Friday 19 sees three presenters Exploring Digital Storytelling, followed on Saturday by a day of workshops.

Sunday 21 IGDA is running its Minicade Showcase at MOTAT.

Tuesday 23 sees Script to Screen kick off its 2016 programme in Auckland with Cannes Directors’ Fortnight selector Benjamin Illos in conversation with Max Currie.

Kathryn Burnett will run her Beginners Guide To Screenwriting on 27 and 28 February.


Today’s the deadline for: the NZWG’s Seed Grants; Te Mangai Paho web series and TV funding round,

Tomorrow (Saturday 13) is the last day to apply for The Place We Call Home

22 February is the last day to submit for MipFormats

Gizza Job

Job application deadlines …
Today! 12 February: Script to Screen, Programme Assistant
Today! 12 February: Screen Composers Guild of NZ, General Secretary
The Candle Wasters are auditioning for roles in webseries Bright Summer Night in Wellington 14 – 16 and in Auckland 18 and 20.
26 February: the NZIFF is looking for a Festival Manager and a Publications Coordinator
8 March: NZFC, Head of Development & Production
11 March: NZIFF Ticketing Supervisor

The door is open

Submission calls for festivals and awards events with deadlines a little further away
Festivals use a range of deadline names with no consistency. In these listings (final) = this is your last chance

26 February: NZ On Air/Doc Edge documentary awards, and also Sydney Film Festival.

29 February: the Singapore-based Apollo Awards (final), and the Wellington-hostedPlay By Play Awards (final).

11 March: Uni Shorts (final)

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