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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
Accelerator is an intensive director development programme aimed at short film directors who are seeking to transition to feature filmmaking.
It takes place annually, in August, alongside the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).
The programme provides four days of workshops, screenings, seminars and networking events on the business and creative aspects of the film industry. The programme is run by the leading local and international film practitioners attending MIFF.
Attendance at Accelerator is by invitation only and to be invited, a director must have their short film selected for MIFF. We financially support invited directors to attend Accelerator.
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