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How to qualify as an NZ film
International productions which qualify for the International Grant and offer significant economic benefits to New Zealand may occasionally be invited to apply for the 5% Uplift.
In addition to being invited to apply, to be eligible for the 5% Uplift applicants must:
The Significant Economic Benefits Test is set out in Appendix 3 to the NZSPG Criteria for International Productions. The test considers:
A verification panel consisting of government representatives and individuals from the commercial sector and screen sector decides whether a production is eligible for the 5% Uplift.
Successful productions enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the New Zealand Film Commission on behalf of the New Zealand Government.
Four productions to date have been approved in principle for the 5% Uplift: Power Rangers Dino Charge, Pete's Dragon, Ghost in the Shell and MEG.
If you wish to discuss whether your production may be invited to apply for the 5% Uplift, please contact the Head of Incentives in the first instance.