Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Significant New Documentary Funding Announced

Plugging the Gap – Significant New Documentary Funding Announced

The Documentary New Zealand Trust applauds both NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air on the new funding initiatives for documentary announced today:

1. $ 2.5 Million Documentary Fund jointly funded by NZ On Air and NZ Film Commission.
2. Te Whai Ao – For Emerging and Experimental Documentary Makers – funded by the NZ Film commission.

At the 2012 Screen Edge Forum session Mind the Gap, the industry considered how funding was becoming endangered for one-off documentaries and lamented the lack of funding for emerging and experimental documentary filmmakers.

“The NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air have taken up the call and given the kiss of life to documentaries. This is exactly what Documentary NZ Trust has been campaigning for all these years” says Alex Lee, Director of Documentary NZ Trust.

At the Screen Edge Forum 2013 (18 -19 April) the session Plugging the Gap will be devoted to discussing the funding, guidelines and framework of the new initiatives.

Screen Edge Forum 2013 will run the annual DOC Pitch; a pitching forum for new documentary projects. A prize package worth $ 17,000 including $ 2,000 cash from The James Wallace Arts Trust will be awarded to the winner of the Best Pitch.

Applications for DOC Pitch close at 12 pm, Thursday 28 March 2013.


End

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news