Feature Film Finishing Grant

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This grant is designed to help independent filmmakers over the final hurdle of post production, and get independently made New Zealand feature films seen by cinema audiences.

At a glance

  • Who can apply: Filmmakers who have independently produced a feature film or documentary
  • Level of Funding: Up to $50,000 per project
  • Type of funding: Grant
  • Application Deadlines: Applications may be submitted at any time but this is a contestable fund with an annual budget of about $300,000

For more detail, please see the Feature Film Finishing Grant Guidelines.

The process

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Applications are assessed by the marketing team. We aim to review all applications within six weeks. You will be contacted once a decision has been made and a confirmation letter will follow. 


Please refer to the Feature Film Finishing Grant Guidelines.  If you have any queries about this process, please email [email protected]

Completed applications and all supporting material should also be sent to [email protected]