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COVID-19 Response

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The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) will keep this page updated with our response to COVID-19. Please click on the headline to read the full information on each release.

COVID-19 Policy

In response to COVID-19, the NZFC made some adjustments to its Terms of Trade.  You will find these in the COVID-19 Policy

NZFC Advisories

The NZFC issues regular advisories to provide updated and clear information to the industry about what the NZFC is putting in place to support people and productions until the pandemic situation is resolved.

COVID Advisory #5 - Screen Recovery Package Update

Advisory # 4 Introduced by NZFC Chair, Dame Kerry Prendergast and the Board of the NZFC

 Advisory #3 NZFC Extends Business Support Funding To $1 Million (Plus Confirms Development Funding of $750k+ From Ongoing Programmes) 

Advisory #2 COVID-19 Pandemic as it Affects Production 

Advisory #1 Regarding the COVID-19 Situation 


NZFC Live Q & A Sessions

NZFC Live Q & A 28 April

NZFC Live Q & A 12 May

Live Webinar on Screen Sector Recovery Package

Q&A on Screen Production Recovery and Capability Funding 20 August

28 October Live Webinar with NZFC, NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho

Live Webinar 16 December 2020



SPADA Co-Presidents interview CEOs of NZOA and NZFC on the impacts of COVID-19 - 4 April 2020

Second SPADA Co-Presidents Q&A with CEOs of NZFC and NZOA - 9 April 2020

Third SPADA, NZFC and NZOA Screen Industry Discussion - 17 April 2020

Annabelle Sheehan: My Covid-19 experience RNZ - 26 April 2020

Could the film industry revive Queenstown Lakes Covid-19 crippled economy?
 -  6 May 2020

International Film Industry Looks to New Zealand for Recovery - Newstalk ZB breakfast 14 May 2020


Useful Sites for Further Information

Information about the New Zealand Government’s response to COVID-19

Information on COVID-19 from the Ministry of Health

Information about accessing the wage subsidy for businesses or contractors

Information about the Screen Industry COVID-19 Action Group

Information for landlords and tenants

Information about undertaking production safely and for the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health and Safety Production ToolKit  



Last updated: 
Monday, 18 January 2021