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
Showcasing great New Zealand films
NZ Film On Demand is the New Zealand Film Commission's digital online service which brings great New Zealand films to you to watch online. Films range from recent cinema releases to newly digitised classics — the collection will continue to grow as new titles are added. The NZ Film On Demand platform regularly features curated showcases and retrospectives, to coincide with events and film festivals around the world.
It’s a transactional service, which means you can rent films one at a time (as opposed to a subscription service, where you pay a monthly fee). All you need to do is register for an account, and you can start streaming or downloading the films of your choice. NZ Film On Demand is currently only available in New Zealand, with selected titles available in Australia and the United Kingdom.
We have supported hundreds of New Zealand short and feature films since 1978 and our film library is the place to find out more about these. It features information on the films we fund, including trailers, synopses, and behind-the-scenes trivia.