screenonline: Writing Short Films: Introductionscreenonline: Writing Short Films: Introduction
My course last week opened my eyes to the fact there are more short film opportunities out there than feature, at least for a beginner. A good short is a good foot in the door, and NZ has quite a short film culture.
This British guide should be good, although it's interesting to note that British shorts have been more narrative-oriented in recent years, while I think NZ films are still far more subjective and descriptive.
Still, looks a good place to start.