The Aotearoa Short Film Lab is a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters to workshop new ideas for short film. Each year, we connect a small group of promising screenwriters with industry veteran mentors to develop their short film ideas. Click through to find out more about the programme and how to apply.
Running a short film festival over a decade and working closely with filmmakers has given us experience with some of the more common hurdles that are part of the short film making process. We are providing resources in the form of a series of articles in an effort to share some of this knowledge with developing filmmakers. Whether you are just starting out or looking to hone a particular part of your craft, click through and see if we can give you some useful ideas or tools.
Interested in learning more about making short films? Our Short Film Talks provide a way to engage with the filmmakers and find out more about the craft. These two-hour sessions bring top short film makers together to each screen one of their works and discuss the joys and challenges of making that short film. Click through to find out more.
The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated screen production internationally. Now filmmaking is resuming in New Zealand with tight restrictions to keep us safe. What does this mean for your upcoming short film shoot? We explain.
Festivals are an important part of getting your short film seen, and building your profile as a filmmaker. Here we explain how to choose the right ones and get as much limelight as possible shining on your short film.
Marketing and Communications Manager of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Jeanette Bullen discusses how filmmakers can deposit their film at Aotearoa New Zealand’s audiovisual archive.