Print & Advertising Grant

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We offer financial assistance to domestic distributors of independent New Zealand feature films to help maximise the New Zealand domestic theatrical audience. 

At A Glance:

  • Who can apply: A distributor of an independent New Zealand film
  • Level of support: 25% of publicity and advertising spend for a New Zealand film release.  We may also cover a significant amount of film screening materials.
  • Type of funding: Grant


  • The film must be an independent New Zealand film suitable for a general theatrical release in New Zealand in no less than five cinemas across two major citiies.
  • The full terms and conditions of the Grant are set out in the P&A Grant Application form.  

The Process:

The amount of the Grant (including whether any Grant is made) is at our absolute discretion.  We encourage all applicants to submit applications as early as possible.  We may give a provisional indication as to whether there is any reason why we would not provide the Grant based on information provided.

Key Dates:

You can apply at any time prior to the release of the film, however, we suggest applications be submitted not later than eight weeks prior to release.


Please contact the Head of Sales & Marketing for a Grant Application Form.  Completed application forms and any questions about this process, should also be sent to