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
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.
In August 2015, Film New Zealand merged with the New Zealand Film Commission. Our International Screen Attractions team can help with detailed information on making your production in New Zealand. Contact our enquiries manager or find out more on the Screen Attractions website.