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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 every three years, with $110,000 of grants per year available to support film festivals that:

  • Show New Zealand and international films
  • Show films with a range of genres and styles
  • 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

This fund will re-open to applications in time for the 2019/20 financial year.

What you need

  • Application for a three-year period 
  • Comprehensive overview of the festival and its objectives
  • Marketing plan which identifies the audience for your festival and how you propose to reach them
  • Comprehensive and realistic budget.
Last updated: 
Wednesday, 13 March 2019