Audience: 
New Zealand Filmmakers, Screen Business
Funding type: 
Grant

Boost and Boost Up Funding supports the growth of producers and screen businesses who have a strategic vision in a fast-changing environment and a plan to deliver on this.

BOOST

For a slate of up to four projects including one lead project to be accelerated into production.

  • A grant of between $50,000 and $75,000 per application (depending on the availability of funds)
  • It is anticipated the expenditure will be focused on the next six months
  • At least 70% of the funding is for development costs; 30% may be allocated to overhead costs or producer fees
  • Recipients of devolved funding schemes like BOOST are encouraged to consider ethnicity and gender diversity and reflect the society of Aotearoa New Zealand

Who can apply

Either established New Zealand producers with:

  • At least two ‘produced by’ credit on a feature that has been released theatrically by a distributor or on a NZ scripted primetime free-to-air TV production or on a series drama that was broadcast on a streaming platform or TV
  • Strong screen production credits
  • An exisiting slate of projects in development and/or in production

Or established New Zealand screen businesses that:

  • Have been active for more than five years
  • Have production experience (could include formats such as television, online, or gaming)
  • Have an existing slate of projects in development and/or production

BOOST UP

For a slate of up to four projects including at least one project at an advanced development stage.

  • A grant of between $15,000 and $25,000 per application (depending on the availability of funds)
  • It is anticipated the expenditure will be focused on the next six months
  • At least 70% of the funding is for development costs; 30% may be allocated to overhead costs or producer fees
  • Recipients of devolved funding schemes like BOOST UP are encouraged to consider ethnicity and gender diversity and reflect the society of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Who can apply

Either emerging New Zealand producers with:

  • A slate of films with at least one that could be described as being in advanced development
  • Strong screen production credits (a minimum of a producer, co-producer or associate producer credit) on at least one feature film or television production within the last three years

OR

  • Able to demonstrate an active and consistent development slate of features and/or a production slate of short films that have played at significant international film festivals

Or emerging New Zealand screen businesses that:

  • Have been active for more than three years
  • Have production experience (could include formats such as television, commercials, or interactive)
  • Have an existing slate of projects in development and/or production

How to apply

Please read Boost Funding – Guidelines for Applicants and/or Boost Up Funding - Guidelines for Applicants before registering for an account to apply online at https://funding.nzfilm.co.nz/. The person applying should be your lead producer.

Applications for BOOST and BOOST UP are now closed.

What you need

  • A brief summary of you / your company - including a history of past performance as well as your present position in the screen industry
  • Lead project - Summary details for the lead project and/or the project in advanced development including synopsis, key creatives attached, development history, intended audience, market partners if attached, proposed finance plan and timeline
  • A detailed proposal showing how you plan to enhance your business strategy
  • Slate - summary details for all the proposed projects on your slate
  • Business plan - A brief overview of your current business model and an overview of your strategy moving forward, including what will enable you to work in a COVID-19 environment
  • Rights – intellectual property rights for your projects
  • Information about any other projects you have with the NZFC
Last updated: 
Thursday, 4 June 2020