NZ On Air is now calling for proposals for web series funding for 2015 and they hope to support up to five new webseries (with up to $100k each).
The webseries fund was created in 2013 in response to the growing appetite for online series.
In 2013 NZ On Air supported four webseries from 54 applications. In 2014 five Māori webseries were funded as part of a co-funding initiative with Te Māngai Pāho.
8 May 2105 – Request for Proposals issued
1 August 2015 – Application deadline
1 October 2015 – Successful applicants notified
All proposals will need to clearly identify the target audience and outline a clear plan for how to reach them.
Eligibility for funding rests on the overall idea and strength of the concept, but of equal importance is the production team’s ability to provide a sound plan for promotion and marketing.
This year applicants will need to provide links to videos of an existing series, a pilot or an episode to convey your intended style and what you will produce.
For more info visit: http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/digital/what-we-fund/dmf-webseries/#menu
And check out NZ Web Series Channel for examples of locally made web series (including NZ On Air funded web series) at www.WebSeriesChannel.co.nz