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Documentary Funding

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Documentaries are a vital part of our country's film industry. The Film Commission is committed to funding both short and feature length documentaries. 

Funds in this funding programme

  • Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund (Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund)

    Co-productions, Series Development, Project Development Funding, Production Funding, Feature Film Funding, Documentary Funding, Te Rautaki Māori

    The Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund (Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund) supports the Aotearoa New Zealand production sector recovery from COVID-19 by supporting high-quality productions that tell New Zealand

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Documentary
    Advanced Development
    Production
    Equity Investment
  • Screen Production Emergency Relief Fund

    Production Funding, Post-Production Funding, Feature Film Funding, Documentary Funding, Te Rautaki Māori

    The Screen Production Emergency Relief Fund is a fund of last resort to support NZFC-funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions impacted by COVID-19 alert level restrictions, once all other funding sources have b

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Documentary
    Production
    Post Production
    Grant
  • Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Productions Fund Interim Production Round

    Co-productions, Production Funding, Feature Film Funding, Documentary Funding

    The Premium Productions Fund Interim Production Round is the second of three rounds being offered by Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund. 

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Documentary
    Production
    Equity Investment
  • Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund

    Co-productions, Production Funding, Feature Film Funding, Short Film Funding, Documentary Funding

    The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund will support selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions impacted by a change in NZ COVID-19 alert level status up until 30 June 2022.  

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Short
    Documentary
    Production
  • Documentary Development Fund

    Co-productions, Project Development Funding, Feature Film Funding, Documentary Funding

    The Documentary Development Fund supports documentary films that have the potential to become compelling cinematic releases.

    Feature
    Documentary
    Early Development
    Advanced Development
    Grant
Last updated: 
Friday, 27 November 2020