Supporting New Zealand filmmaking
Developing screen business
Getting Filmmakers to Festivals and Markets
Set your calendar
What we funded in the past
Helping filmmakers get ahead
Developing your craft
Getting started in filmmaking
Supporting diverse voices
Getting your film to its audience
Taking your film overseas
Who is watching New Zealand films
Protecting your work
Funding for distribution and festivals
Partnering with offshore filmmakers
Financial support for filming in NZ in 2017
Financial support for filming in NZ from 2015
Practical advice for filming in New Zealand
How to qualify as an NZ film
It's said that independent filmmakers set their calendar by Sundance.
Sundance is a leading showcase for new films, particularly emerging directors, and the key de-facto marketplace for American and international independent movies. It includes competitive sections for American and international dramatic and documentary films -- feature-length films and short films - and a group of non-competitive showcase sections, including Premieres, New Frontier, Spotlight, and Park City at Midnight. In 2010, the festival introduced a new non-competitive section "NEXT" for low- and no-budget narrative films.
New Zealand films that have screened at Sundance include Whale Rider, Rain, Boy, Eagle vs Shark,The Orator, What We Do in the Shadows, Slow West and Turbo Kid. Short films that have screened include Ebony Society, Redemption, The Six Dollar Fifty Man and Vostok Station.
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