A joint initiative of NZ On Air and Google/YouTube to support a new generation of New Zealand online storytellers to expand their vision and create new narratives for online audiences.
NZ On Air and YouTube have established this co-funding initiative to enable successful YouTubers to make the leap to creating narrative-driven webseries content.
The content can be any genre, but should play to the YouTuber’s strengths and their audience’s expectations, and should represent a clear step-up in terms of storytelling ambition and production values.
Funding of $75K-$100K is available per project for NZ YouTube content creators who have YouTube channels with a substantial existing subscriber base. The project will be expected to premiere on the creator’s YouTube channel, but creators will be able to explore numerous other release and distribution options.
23 June 2016 - Call for proposals and criteria details released
30 August 2016 - Application deadline
30 September 2016 - Successful applicants notified
- Request for proposals - includes application criteria
- Application coversheet - to accompany your webseries funding application
- Budget summary sheet - to accompany your webseries funding application
Frequently Asked Questions:
This fund is open to creatives who have already been successful in building an audience through their YouTube channel.
The following criteria must be met:
The project that is being applied for must be narrative content for upload to YouTube (eg; factual stories, drama, comedy or animation) of at least 25 minutes in total.
'How to ….' and lifestyle projects or series are not eligible.
Advertorial or advertising/marketing focused material are not eligible.
The creative team for the project must be led by New Zealanders and include a content creator or team of content creators responsible for:
The RFP document contains all the details about what you need to provide with your application. Here are the key elements that should be included: