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A Screen Artist Residency

Cinematic Arts Miramar

In partnership with Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington, the Embassy of France is proud to have launched in 2023 the first edition of the CAM residency, to welcome screen-based French artists, specialised in the cinema and gaming industries.

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In Wellington, a Unesco city of film, beating heart of New Zealand cinema where festivals and studios are intertwined.

In Miramar, home to the Weta group  founded by Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and Jamie Selkirk.

At the Miramar Creative Centre, part of Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka with many opportunities to learn about the local heritage and cultures unique to New Zealand and the Pacific region.

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There are no specific focus areas - the successful resident could be a character designer, 3D modeller, lighting artist, simulation expert, 2D animator, XR specialist, director or screenwriter, among others.

A workstation at the the Miramar Creative Centre will be made available as well as its state of the art facilities. The laureate will also be able to access the University's wider range of campuses and activities around Wellington.

The centre offers unrivalled access to work experience and professional connections with New Zealand's world-leading film, animation and game design industries.



The residency welcomes applications from established practitioners, either French or based in France for at least 5 years, either mid or late career, who have made important contributions to the field.


A very good command of the English language is necessary.

Applications are reviewed based upon the extent to which creative projects will offer the possibility of collaboration between France and New Zealand and could contribute to the emergence of innovative audio-visual cinematic creation.

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The residency lasts for a period of 5-6 weeks, in late 2025.

During their stay, the resident is provided with accommodation at the historic Sexton Cottage, return flights from/to France and a living allowance.

Applications for a residency in 2025 

will open in late March 2024

and will close on 30th September 2024, 11:59pm (NZ time).

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This residency is the result of a collaboration between Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington at the Miramar Creatve Centre that sits amongst the Weta group buildings on Park Road, Miramar.

Former French Residents

Cinematic Arts Miramar has been welcoming creators from France since 2023.

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