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Short Film Funding

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Our short film funds aim to identify the next generation of New Zealand feature filmmakers by nurturing up-and-coming talent through short film development and production.

Short films play an important role in establishing and progressing unique creative voices, reflecting New Zealand culture and helping filmmakers develop skills and relationships that contribute to a successful screen industry.

Funds in this funding programme

  • Unreal Engine Real-Time Short Film Challenge

    Short Film Funding

    Epic Games, VicScreen, Screen NSW, Screen Canberra, Screen Tasmania, South Australian Film Corporation, Screenwest, Screen Queensland and Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) have partnered on an Australia – New Z

    Short
    Grant
  • Short Film International Festival Fund

    Short Film Funding, Travel Grants

    The Short Film International Festival Fund helps New Zealand short films and their makers get to significant film festivals.

    Short
    Grant
  • Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund - Protection Framework Strand

    Co-productions, Production Funding, Post-Production Funding, Feature Film Funding, Short Film Funding, Documentary Funding, Te Rautaki Māori

    The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund – Protection Framework Strand supports selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions who were impacted by a COVID-19 Event from 3 December 2021 

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Short
    Documentary
    Production
    Post Production
    Grant
  • Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund - Alert Level Strand

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

    The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund – Alert Level Strand supports selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions who were impacted by COVID-19 alert level changes  

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Short
    Documentary
    Production
    Post Production
    Grant
  • Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund

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

    The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund supports selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions impacted by COVID-19. 

    Drama
    Feature
    Series Drama
    Short
    Documentary
    Production
  • Catalyst He Kauahi

    Short Film Funding

    Catalyst He Kauahi aims to support New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high end narrative short films that will ignite the flame and be the catalyst for change in their career.

    Drama
    Short
    Early Development
    Advanced Development
    Production
    Post Production
    Grant
  • Short Film Fund (Kōpere Hou- Fresh Shorts)

    Short Film Funding

    The Short Film Fund (Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts) identifies and nurtures the next generation of New Zealand filmmakers.

    Drama
    Short
    Documentary
    Early Development
    Production
    Grant
Last updated: 
Tuesday, 19 April 2022