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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.

In March we released an industry consultation paper and appreciate all the written feedback we have received.  We look forward to consulting further with the submitters ahead of making an announcement before the new financial year begins (1 July 2014).

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