Supporting New Zealand filmmaking
Celebrating shorts that grow careers
Developing screen business
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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
We invest in feature films for the big screen that entertain audiences and are recognised and celebrated all over the world. Our investment in film develops careers and attracts international business to help drive our economy.
We invest and administer funding for films at every budget level and seek to support cinematic films for diverse audiences to enjoy. As well as production funding we can help with financial and logistical support for developing ideas and scripts, post production, marketing and getting films on to screens here and overseas.
We offer a range of funding opportunities for feature film projects, from first-draft funding right through to grants enabling you to finish your film so it can be exhibited.
Feature film funding can be broken down into the following areas:
We support the development of scripts and film projects with the aim of getting them to the production stage.
Post Production Funding
We offer post production funding to films that have already been shot but need financial assistance to be finished. There are a number of options including Post Production Financing and the Feature Film Finishing Grant. We also administer the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant for larger feature projects. Additionally, we offer a Prints and Advertising Grant to domestic distributors of New Zealand feature films.
We also administer the Government's incentive schemes.