The International Co-Development Fund (ICF) provides a total of up to $150,000 per financial year to support New Zealand producers who are working with an overseas partner on developing feature films and series drama. This fund replaces and expands the NZFC’s former Co-Production Development Fund which was solely for feature film official co-productions.
What we fund
There are two separate development strands:
- ICF – Series Drama Matched Funding (Series Drama Market Partnerships); and
- ICF – Feature Film (Official Feature Film Co-Productions).
It is anticipated that projects applying to either strand will be structured to qualify for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) for New Zealand Productions and Official Co-Productions either as a) containing significant New Zealand content or b) an official co-production.
Up to $150,000 per financial year is allocated accordingly:
ICF – Series Drama Matched Funding (up to $75,000)
ICF – Feature Film (up to $75,000)
Who can apply
New Zealand producers, who must have suitable relevant credits and multi-party closing experience. The applicant is required to have at least one lead producer credit on a feature film (which screened theatrically) or series drama (which was broadcast) of substantial contractual scale, whether an official co-production or involving a multi-party production financing agreement. If the application is being made in the name of a company, it must be in the name of a New Zealand company.
How to apply
Please read the International Co-Development Fund Guidelines before registering for an account to apply online at https://funding.nzfilm.co.nz/. The person applying should be your New Zealand based producer.
You can invite team members who also have an account to collaborate on the application. Only one collaborator can work on the application at any one time, this eliminates risk of overwriting collaborator data.
What you need
- Producer’s statement – including information about the overseas partner
- Development budget, timeline and financing information
- Creative material – including genre, logline, synopsis and story documents
- Rights - evidence that you have the rights to make the film
- Key personnel
- Information about any other Film Commission projects and funding.