Supporting New Zealand filmmaking
Celebrating shorts that grow careers
Developing screen business
Set your calendar
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
Who is watching New Zealand films
Protecting your work
Observations and insights from the markets
The New Zealand film industry is vibrant and world-renowned. It is famous for its filmmakers, post production and digital effects, set, costume and prop design, locations and can-do attitude.
We are the authority responsible for approving film and television projects as official co-productions under the various treaties the New Zealand Government has entered into over recent years. We are also responsible for certifying New Zealand films for tax purposes and administering the Government's New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) and its predecessors the Large Budget Screen Production Grant and the Screen Production Incentive Fund.
We also support and work closely with Film New Zealand - New Zealand's international film business agency and locations office. Film NZ can provide extra information about the logistics of filming in New Zealand.