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Past Funding Decisions

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Looking at how we have funded films on their journey to production helps you to see how films get funded and the various ways we support filmmakers. 

More recent, more detail

Our records date back to 1988/89 and reflect information published in our Annual Reports. Our Annual Reports were not as detailed in earlier years so more recent years have more comprehensive information. New decisions are uploaded throughout the year.

Accurate data

We have tried to ensure that these records are accurate.  If any records have incorrect information, please let us know and we will correct it as soon as possible. We recommend reading the Guide to Funding Decisions before using the data.



Year Title/Project Alias Funding Key People Type Amount
1988/89 Ruby & Rata Robin Laing, Gaylene Preston, Graeme Tetley Feature film production investment $2,197,000
Acting for Humans 2018 Workshop Brita McVeigh Professional development $1,080
American Film Market 2017 Sue Thompson Producer travel $5,000
Berlin NATIVe 2019 Ngaire Fuata Festival travel $3,692
Dan Carter: A Perfect Ten Rialto Distribution Theatrical release support $24,000
Juliet Furness Acting Class and Writing Room sessions Lucy Knox Professional development $589
Merata - How Mum Decolonised the Screen (Grant) Chelsea Winstanley, Heperi Mita Feature film production investment $30,000
Nga Whanaunga event at NZIFF in AKL and WLG Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Leo Koziol Industry support $1,500
The Worst Journey In the World - Interactive Development Fund Dot Dot Ltd. Devolved development $25,000
Toronto International Film Festival Miranda Harcourt Festival travel $3,000
Wildgaze Internship Jacob Thomas Professional development $5,631

*Asterisk indicates amount has been fully repaid (in the case of development loans) or fully recouped (in the case of production investment).