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Pathways to Features: Fresh Ideas on NZFC Short Film Funding

The NZFC recognises that short films play an important role in establishing unique creative voices, reflecting New Zealand culture and helping filmmakers develop craft skills and long-term relationships with cast, crew and the wider screen industry, both locally and internationally.  Many celebrated New Zealand feature filmmakers have used NZFC-funded short films as a key strategy in moving towards feature films. 

We want to help more short filmmakers establish a clearer and more effective trajectory towards feature films, and are seeking to rework our short film funding structures.

It is intended that industry consultation around the proposed ideas will take place over the next two months, with any changes to be implemented in the 2014/15 financial year (commencing 1 July 2014) and all costs factored into the new NZFC annual budget.

We have published a consultation paper providing an overview of the proposed changes and outlines the process and timeline for industry consultation and feedback.

You can read more about the proposed changes to our approach to short films here.