Advanced Development

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This fund is designed to support dramatic feature projects that are at an advanced stage and approaching market readiness.

 The identification of audience, packaging, and the potential for marketing the film to that audience are particularly important at this stage.

At a glance

  • Who can apply: Producers with a proven track record. You must have a director attached.
  • Level of funding: Up to $30 000 per application (up to a total of $80,000 per project including any other NZFC development loans)
  • Type of funding: Loan
  • Application deadlines: Applications may be submitted at any time but contact us first.

What's involved

You must have a production ready script, a clear vision for your project and a plan for financing production. Read the Development Financing Guidelines below for more information.

The process

Applications are considered by NZFC senior managers, the development team and external industry professionals. You'll be contacted as soon as a decision has been made.


Please read the Development Financing Guidelines and download the application form below.  If you have any questions please email [email protected]