We help talented professionals along their career pathways by contributing to the costs of a professional development opportunity either in New Zealand or overseas.
At a glance
You can apply for an award of up to NZ$5,000 to help cover the costs of a significant professional development opportunity in your area of expertise. For example, this might be taking part in an international workshop or masterclass. The award will assist with direct costs and travel and accommodation expenses. Previous funding decisions are regularly updated on our website.
Who can apply: Screen industry professionals, preferably with feature film credits. You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
Level of funding: Up to NZ$5000
Type of funding: Grant
Application deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time
Your application must include:
completed application coversheet (see below)
a personal statement outlining how the opportunity will develop your skills
description of the specific opportunity
confirmation that you have been accepted to take part (if applicable)
Applications for assistance will be assessed by the Talent Development Team, with input from other NZFC executives as required.
Applications take up to 10 working days to consider.
Please be aware that:
If you are successful, you will have to report back to us on following the development opportunity and may be called on to share their experience with the wider industry.
We can only support an individual (not a team) to attend a single opportunity.
We will not pay for general tertiary training costs.