The Strategic Training Fund partners with organisations to deliver effective training and skills development.

What we fund

The NZFC has allocated up to $650,000 per annum to support industry organisations and guilds to deliver talent development programmes. These could cover, but is not limited, to the following:  

  • Industry skills development
  • Development Labs (for writers, directors, producers and actors)
  • Mentoring programmes
  • Industry events
  • International development initiatives (for New Zealand talent based both locally and internationally)
  • Essential operational running and delivery costs of the proposed programmes.

​Organisations will work with the Film Commission to ensure the ongoing development of programmes and the identification of talent.

Targets for the type of talent to be developed will include a mix of new, emerging, mid-career and established talent. We have a commitment under our Te Rautaki Māori to work in partnership with the Māori filmmaking community to achieve mutually agreed aspirations. We also have a commitment to gender equality across the industry and to supporting a diverse range of talent to further their careers. This means that the organisations and types of talent development programmes the NZFC choose to fund will reflect these commitments.

Who can apply

Training organisations and industry guilds that can show a track record of successfully delivering training to the screen industry.

Criteria for the proposed programme:

  • Evidence of need for training
  • Track record of the organisation to deliver the highest quality of training
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Collaboration with other industry organisations
  • Combined initiatives run outside of the main centres
  • Third party funding and sponsorship.

How to apply

Apply online via our funding portal. Click the button below to get started.

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Applications close on 28 November 2018 at 9am.

If you are using the online application portal for the first time, be aware there can be up to a 24 hour wait while we approve your account. However, in most cases the wait will be a matter of minutes.

What you need

A two-year proposal that covers:

  • A short history of your organisation
  • How the proposal meets the criteria listed under ‘who can apply’
  • A two-year budget including other investment and income your organisation receives
  • A schedule of activity and key events
  • A list of partnerships, with written confirmation from the partners
  • Most recent Annual Accounts.
Last updated: 
Friday, 8 September 2017