WIFT NZ ROBIN LAING SCHOLARSHIP
The WIFT NZ Robin Laing Scholarship, originally
established by WIFT Wellington, is an annual partnership
initiative between WIFT NZ and The Film School, Wellington.
Named for WIFT Wellington founder and leading NZ film producer
Robin Laing, the scholarship was set up to provide
financial assistance to female students at The Film School who
demonstrate the potential to be significant contributors to the
screen production industry.
The scholarship is granted annually to one (or more) female
students following an application and interview process.
Recipients receive up to $2000 to assist with study expenses and
one year's complimentary Friend membership of WIFT NZ.
An application call is issued early each year. Further
information is available from The Film School, or by contacting
Applicants must be:
- a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident;
- a female student enrolled for study at The New Zealand Film
School, Wellington; and
- able to demonstrate the potential to take a significant place
in the screen production industry.
Applicants should submit 4 copies of:
- a complete curriculum vitae;
- 3 letters of recommendation/character references; and
- a personal statement of 1-5 pages that includes an expression
of long-term goals.
Applicants may also submit a show reel or other visual arts
material in support of their applications.
(Only 1 copy of this material should be submitted.)
Applications should be posted to WIFT NZ, PO Box 90 415,
Applications for 2013 close on 15 March.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview before
final, non-contestable decisions are made.
Decision announced: April each year
The scholarship recipient receives a direct payment of up to
$2,000 plus one year's complimentary Friend membership of WIFT
The winner must agree to:
- help publicise the award, including by delivering a
presentation and showing her work on behalf of WIFT if requested;
- remain a financial member of Women in Film and Television for
at least two years after her complimentary membership ends.
For further information contact:
WIFT NZ: email@example.com
09 373 4071 ; or
Sashi Meanger: firstname.lastname@example.org
/ 04 939 2950
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GAYLENE PRESTON WIFT NZ FEMALE DIRECTOR PRIZE -
48HRS FILM FESTIVAL
Originally established by Gaylene Preston, this prize is
given to the best female director participating in the 48HRS Film
Festival across the country. The winner receives a cheque for