Programme: 
Audience: 
Screen Business
Funding type: 
Grant

The Film Festival Fund supports New Zealand-based film festivals that promote New Zealand and international films to diverse audiences.  

What we fund

Support for festivals that offer a variety of New Zealand and international films, and which encourage a diverse theatrical audience.

Funding is allocated annually, subject to the availability of funds, to support established film festivals that:

  • Programme both New Zealand and international films
  • Show films across a range of genres and styles
  • Have a programme of at least ten films screening during the festival’s duration
  • Screen in at least three major centres, including at least one in the South Island
  • Show significant audience growth over the last three years
  • Encourage diverse theatrical audiences of all ages and ethnicities.

Who can apply

Recognised organisations programming film festivals with goals to:

  • Increase audience growth and diversity
  • Increase audience engagement with film culture
  • Programme diverse and high-calibre film content
  • Create opportunities for New Zealand filmmakers to network with international filmmakers and film markets
  • Organise a sustainable festival that could continue after funding ends.

How to apply

Please read the Film Festival Fund Guidelines before registering for an account to apply online at https://funding.nzfilm.co.nz

This fund is now closed to applications.

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

What you need

  • Comprehensive overview of the festival, its objectives and its audience growth over the last three years
  • Marketing plan which identifies the audience for your festival and how you propose to reach them
  • Comprehensive and realistic budget.
Last updated: 
Friday, 21 June 2019