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 committed to supporting and encouraging the diverse voices and stories that reflect our world.
We strongly believe the films we invest in must represent all the people of New Zealand. This means encouraging and seeking out voices, stories and experiences that are not seen everyday on screen.
Communicating the opportunities we offer is key to our commitment to increase diversity in the film industry. New programmes and initiatives are being developed to support filmmakers from all backgrounds and encourage them to express their unique voices through original storytelling.
He Ara is a development fund committed to presenting Maori and Pasifika stories on screen.
The voices and perspectives of women are also under-represented and we have introduced a number of initiatives to assist women in building sustainable careers in the screen industry.