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Develop Your Career

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Do you need some help to become a better filmmaker? The Film Commission assists talented industry professionals to develop their careers.

Our Talent Development team focus on finding, fostering, connecting and progressing New Zealand screen talent. We create connections, both in New Zealand and overseas, for local and expat filmmakers. We are responsible for our relationships with industry guilds and organisations and for supporting the making of short films - a valuable stepping stone toward feature filmmaking.

Supporting filmmakers 

We also support filmmakers to attend masterclasses or workshops, we offer financial support for filmmakers to develop their skills, and we assist with travel to some international festivals or markets. We also partner with industry organisations and guilds to provide career development opportunities for filmmakers.

If you want to receive regular updates on upcoming events, workshops and opportunities, please subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on Facebook. To subscribe please email

If you would like more information about developing filmmaking careers, please contact our Talent Development Manager for more information at




Last updated: 
Friday, 11 December 2020