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
We are here to help New Zealand films find their way to New Zealand cinema audiences.
We provide various forms of distribution support including facilitating contact with local distributors, advising on release strategies and providing a subsidy for theatrical releases.
We encourage our filmmakers to develop a 'route to market' strategy for their projects at the conception stage. In certain circumstances this may include non-conventional means of distribution of New Zealand film product such as self-distribution.
This section provides information on local distribution options for New Zealand films and details of financial support for New Zealand releases. In future it will expand to include more detail on local cinemas and box office statistics.