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 support the production of feature films at all budget levels and in all genres.
There are several options for accessing production funding in New Zealand. We do not produce films, but invest directly in production. We offer about $12 million discretionary production financing each year.
We also administer the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) on behalf of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise. The NZSPG team operates to separate criteria and timelines.