The Co-Production Development Fund encourages New Zealand filmmakers to form partnerships with filmmakers overseas.
What we fund
A grant of up to $40,000 for New Zealand filmmakers to work with international partners and develop feature films as official co-productions. There are currently 17 co-production agreements between the New Zealand government and other countries.
Who can apply
New Zealand producers with suitable experience. This means at least one feature film credit as producer. This credit should be on a film that involved a multi-party film production financing agreement. Experience does not have to be on a co-production, but it must be on a film of substantial contractual scale. 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 Co-Production 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.
If you are using the online application portal for the first time, be aware there can be up to a 24 hour wait while we approve your account. However, in most cases the wait will be much shorter than this.
What you need
- Producer’s statement – including information about the overseas partner
- Development budget
- Creative material – including development notes and bios for team members
- Information about any other Film Commission projects and funding.