Project type: 
New Zealand Filmmakers, Established filmmakers
Funding type: 

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 Co-Production Development Fund Guidelines and download the application form. Send your application and supporting material to and contact us if you have any questions.

What you need

  • Producer’s statement – including information about the overseas partner
  • Development budget
  • Creative material – including development notes and bios for team members
  • Rights
  • Information about any other Film Commission projects and funding.


Last updated: 
Tuesday, 6 December 2016