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Something for the Weekend: 29 January 2016


Get in quick

Global Game Jam runs the weekend of 29 – 31 January in quite a few places

Kathryn Burnett’s Kickstart Writing Workshop runs on Sunday (31 January).

Out and about

1 February is the year’s first meeting for the NZWG’s Wellington Writers Group

On Tuesday 2 February the Adobe and the Video User Group present Bill Roberts, Senior Director of Adobe Pro Video, in Auckland.

Auckland has its first Game Developers MeetUp of the year on 3 February.

Find out about the new rules at the Safety Compliance Information Evening in Auckland, 9 February.

12 February is the first First Friday drinks at the Writers Guild HQ, and also the year’s first Open Screen Night, both in Auckland.


Take advantage of the iffy summer weather. Instead of shivering at the beach, use the time to sort out applications to …

Screen Australia’s Family Film Forum, with NZFC support

The NZFC’s Premiere Pathways scheme, closing 26 January

8 February is the deadline for the next round of applications for the NZFC’s Documentary Development and Early Development funds

The DEGNZ Editor Mentorship with Dany Cooper, closing 9 February

The NZWG’s Seed Grants, closing 12 February

Te Mangai Paho web series and TV funding round, both closing 12 February

Looking ahead

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

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 is the cut off for submissions for the recently-announced NZ On Air/Doc Edge documentary awards, and also the deadline for submissions to this year’s Sydney Film Festival.

29 February is the entry deadline for a pair of awards events: the Singapore-based Apollo Awards and the Wellington-hosted inaugural edition of the gamedev Play By Play Awards.

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