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New Portal Information for Applicants

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To improve the application and funding experience of our filmmaking whānau, a revamped portal in the new year which offers a collaborative workflow will be launched.

 The target release date is 23 February 2022. 

Here are the important things you need to know: 

Key changes for applicants 

  • Existing portal users will be sent a link inviting them to sign up to our new portal. Users will need to sign up for an account. Links will be sent out in mid-February.  
  • Assessors no longer need two logins. They will be able to switch between acting as an applicant and acting as an assessor. 
  • The new portal navigation bar has been strategically arranged to reflect the NZFC application life cycle so that users can logically work through their projects. 

Impact to application rounds 

  • Funds that are ‘always open’ will close 7 February 2022 and will re-open in the new portal. Applications cannot be made to these specific funds (below table) between 7 February – 23 February 2022. 
  • Any unsubmitted applications should be submitted before the temporary portal close date as unsubmitted applications will not be migrated. 
  • All other funds will run as per their published dates.  
Funds that will be temporarily closing   Temporary close date
(old portal)
Open date  
(new portal)  
Advanced Development Fund   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Industry Development Fund 7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
International Co-development Fund  7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Rangatahi Youth Development Fund   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Screen Production Emergency Relief Fund   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Short Film International Festival Fund – Post-production Grant   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Short Film International Festival Fund – Travel Grant   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Talent Development Funding – Individuals   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Tuakana-Teina: Māori Mentoring and Support for Guilds and Organisations   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022
Tuakana-Teina: Māori Mentoring and Support for Individuals   7 February, 2022 23 February, 2022

Don't Worry!

A reminder e-mail will be sent ahead of the portal change, along with training resources and information on where to get help. 

If you have concerns about any of the upcoming changes, you can contact the Resources Team who will be happy to help (resources@nzfilm.co.nz).  

 

Last updated: 
Friday, 17 December 2021