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.
Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund
The NZFC is pleased to announce that the Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund is open now. The fund supports selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions impacted by the current lockdown and changes in NZ COVID-19 alert level status, up until 31 December 2021.
Funding offered to a production will be capped at 4.2% of the original production budget.
As the industry has adjusted to filming within the revised protocols and practices associated with mounting a production in a COVID-19 environment, applicants can now only apply for additional costs that are explicitly attributable to a change in the recent New Zealand COVID-19 alert level status during pre-production and production.
More information and how to apply are here: Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund
Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Fund Interim Production Funding Round
An extra opportunity for funding for the screen industry, supported by the guilds has been announced by funding agencies Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi te Motu (NZ On Air).
You can find out more here.
Useful Sites for Further Information
In response to COVID-19, the NZFC made some adjustments to its Terms of Trade. You will find these in the COVID-19 Policy
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.
NZFC Live Q & A Sessions
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
International Film Industry Looks to New Zealand for Recovery - Newstalk ZB breakfast 14 May 2020