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DEGANZ member and participant in this year’s Incubator, Victoria Boult, has been selected for Kōpere Hou Fresh Shorts. This is a massive feat; this year, the final six projects were chosen from 89 applications.

Through this fund, Victoria’s team will receive development support and a grant of $25,000 to make their short film, Invisible Dragons. Industry experts will offer advice over an intensive three-week period. During this time, teams will be able to refine their story, vision, and production plans.

In addition to directing this project, Victoria is credited as the writer.

This has come along with a string of other successes for Victoria recently. This year alone, she has been selected for DEGANZ’s Incubator, Show Me Shorts’ Development Lab, and Screen Canberaa’s POD program. Additionally, since the release of her TikTok series n00b, created as part of NZOA and Screen Australia’s TikTok Every Voice initiative, her work has garnered over 1.5 million views and 12,000 followers.

Congratulations to Victoria and the rest of the team; we cannot wait to see your finished film!

Script to Screen and the NZ Film Commission have announced the shortlist for Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts which includes four DEGANZ members as directors, bringing them one step closer to securing funding for their short films.

Congratulations to members Kim Georgine for A Son’s Return Home, Victoria Boult for Invisible Dragons, Rajneel Singh for Pretty Metal, and Sophie Black for Tall Hours. In addition to director credits, Victoria, Rajneel, and Sophie are listed in writing positions.

The Fresh Shorts Fund is dedicated to identifying and nurturing the next generation of New Zealand filmmakers. This year, each shortlisted team has a one in three chance of workshopping their project with industry experts and receiving a grant of $25,000 to make their films.

Best of luck to all members on stage two of their applications!

Congratulations are in order for the team behind Pain that includes director and Incubator alumna Anna Duckworth and editor Brendon Chan. The short, funded under the NZ Film Commission’s Fresh Shorts, has been selected for three international film festivals this month.

Their short drama will have its North American premiere in April at the Aspen Shortsfest, followed by the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior and the Busan International Short Film Festival.

The NZFC and Script to Screen yesterday announced the six successful teams funded through the highly contestable Fresh Shorts initiative. Congratulations to members Hweiling Ow and Mia Maramara with their short film project Vivie, and DEGNZ events manager, Tema Pua, who will be directing Cradle & Grave! The Fresh Shorts teams will be granted $15K towards their short films.

The six were selected from a pool of 97 applications. 18 teams were shortlisted and given feedback from independent assessors. Supported by Fresh Shorts facilitator Miriam Smith they submitted a more detailed application to Whiringa Tuarua – Stage Two in January. From the 18 submissions, six were selected.

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