Prize details

Brad McGann Film Writing Award

Value:

$2,000

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

To support a new graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University to do further work on a film script.

Information

History or background of award
This award was established in 2013, via the Victoria University Foundation, in memory of renowned New Zealand film director Brad McGann, who died in 2007. McGann won international acclaim for his first full-length feature film, In My Father's Den, which he wrote and directed. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2006.
Funds for this award were donated by his friends, family and colleagues and by the New Zealand Film Commission.

Purpose of award
To support a new graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Victoria University to do further work on a film script.

Selection criteria
The award will be made to a student who has just completed the MA in Creative Writing, majoring in Scriptwriting, and who, through their folio of work, demonstrates that they have excellent potential as a film scriptwriter.

Number of awards offered One per year

Tenure of award One year

Decision Makers The Michael Hirschfeld Director of Scriptwriting.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
They will be informed by the Scholarships Office in early December.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The recipient will be asked to write a letter of appreciation, which will be forwarded to the donors.

Who else has information about this award?
IIML and the Michael Hirschfeld Director of Scriptwriting.