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Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi – The Premium Development Fund (‘Premium Development’) is designed to support projects that are ambitious and bold with significant international appeal and should represent a step change to support high quality productions.

We anticipate this funding will have wide benefits to the sector, providing potential opportunities and support for proposals that may ultimately be progressed outside of Te Puna Kairangi – Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund.

He aha te kaupapa pūtea -  What we fund

Ara ki te Puna Kairangi – Premium Development was allocated a total budget of $2million from the total Premium Fund of $50million. In the first round $1.5million was awarded to 19 projects.  Therefore $500,000 is available in this second round which will be awarded as a non-recoupable grant.  

To be eligible for Ara ki te Puna Kairangi – Premium Development, the lead applicant must meet the applicant eligibility and content eligibility requirements as outlined in the Premium Development Fund Guidelines, the Premium Development Fund Submission Checklist and the Premium Fund Terms of Trade.

Me pēhea te tono - How to apply

Please read the Premium Development Fund Guidelines and supporting documents before registering for an account to apply online at

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You can invite team members who also have an account to collaborate on the application.

The deadline for applications for the second round of development financing is 1pm, Thursday 14 October 2021. 

He aha ngā mea hei whakauru atu ki te tono - What you need

Please refer to the Premium Development Fund Submission Checklist.

New Zealand Filmmakers, Producer
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Last updated: 
Thursday, 23 September 2021