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
Getting your film to its audience
Taking your film overseas
Observations and insights from the markets
Protecting your work
We are committed to the development of New Zealand screen stories and writers.
We support filmmakers to develop a diverse range of projects. We support fresh and innovative ideas that will connect with local and international audiences and attract critical acclaim, as well as further filmmakers' careers and the production companies behind them.
Filmmakers with early ideas may like to apply to the New Zealand Writers' Guild for a Seed Grant.
We support writer/producer teams looking to develop early draft screenplays through our Early Development Fund. We have just introduced new guidelines for the EDF - please read the new guidelines at the bottom of the EDF page closely.