The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund – Alert Level Strand supports selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions who were impacted by COVID-19 alert level changes
What we fund
Applications will be considered for New Zealand based screen productions that want funding to cover New Zealand-based losses during pre-production and the shoot explicitly attributable to New Zealand COVID-19 alert level changes that occured between 1 July 2021 and 2 December 2021.
As the industry has adjusted to filming within the revised protocols and practices associated with mounting a production in a COVID-19 environment, many costs that were previously covered by the 2020/21 first Screen Production Recovery Fund prior to 1 July 2021 are now considered “business as usual” and are excluded.
Funding offered to a production will be capped at 4.2% of the original production budget. The 4.2% cap applies every time COVID-19 alert levels moved above from Level 1. Short films are excluded from the 4.2% funding cap; funding offered to short films will be capped at $10,000 per project.
Who can apply
To be eligible to apply for funding, productions must:
a) be a New Zealand based screen production;
b) have incurred additional costs due to a change in COVID-19 alert levels between 1 July 2021 and 2 December 2021;
c) not have been abandoned and must, in the NZFC’s opinion, have a reasonable likelihood of being completed;
d) fall within one of the following categories prior to the relevant alert level change:
i) be receiving funding from the NZFC. This may be evidenced by the production having a signed funding agreement with the NZFC or having received a conditional offer for funding from the NZFC; and/or
ii) have registered on the NZSPG-New Zealand registration form; and/or
iii) have applied for a provisional certificate for NZSPG-New Zealand; or
iv) have been issued a provisional certificate for NZSPG–New Zealand.
How to apply
Please read the Extended Screen Recovery Fund – Alert Level Strand Guidelines, and register your intention to apply via email on firstname.lastname@example.org before making your application.
Apply using the online application portal at https://funding.nzfilm.co.nz/. Search for ‘Screen Production Recovery Fund – Alert Level Strand’ and click ‘New Application’. The form will take you step by step through the application process and prompt you to provide all the information required.
The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund – Alert Level Strand will run until 30 June 2022. Applications can be submitted up until 29 July 2022. The NZFC advise that you apply as soon as possible given that funding is limited.
If your production was impacted by COVID-19 from 3 December 2021 onwards, you may be eligible to apply to the Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund – Protection Framework Strand which has its own Funding Guidelines, criteria and closing date.