Project type: 
Project stage: 
Audience: 
International Filmmakers, New Zealand Filmmakers
Funding type: 
Equity Investment

Feature Film Production Investment supports the making of diverse New Zealand feature films that are original, exciting and culturally significant.

Upcoming application deadlines

What we fund

Feature films – whether they are large, small, narrative, or documentary.

  • Each year we invest about $12 million into feature film production and post-production, spread across around twelve projects.
  • Funding is preferably for features that are at least 80 minutes long and are to be screened in cinemas. 

Who can apply

New Zealand filmmakers:

  • with a production-ready script or documentary treatment
  • with a producer who has a proven track record
  • with a credible finance plan (including additional sources of financing)
  • who hold New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency
  • who are domiciled in New Zealand

How to apply

Please read Feature Film Production Financing Guidelines and Terms of Trade before registering for an account to apply online at https://funding.nzfilm.co.nz/. The person applying should be your lead producer. 

Before you send us your application, discuss your project with our production team: production@nzfilm.co.nz

Applications are considered at Board meetings, which are held five times a year.

Apply now

You can invite team members who also have an account to collaborate on the application.

What you need

  • Creative material – including a script or treatment
  • Finance plan and recoupment
  • Audience engagement plan
  • Budget and schedule
  • Key personnel - bios of key people
  • Proposed Cast and HODs
  • Information about any other projects you have with the Film Commission
Last updated: 
Wednesday, 16 January 2019