We are committed to supporting the diverse voices that reflect our country.
We strongly believe the films we invest in must represent ALL the people of New Zealand. This means encouraging stories that are not seen every day on screen.
Committed to diversity
We are strongly committed to increasing diversity in the film industry. We have developed new initiatives that support filmmakers from all backgrounds and encourage them to express their unique voices through original storytelling.
Māori, Pasifika, Asian communities and women
He Ara is a development fund committed to presenting more Māori and Pasifika stories on screen.
In 2017 a new role, Asia Outreach Executive, was established to connect storytellers from New Zealand's Asian communities and to raise their awareness of the New Zealand screen sector and the opportunites it can offer.
Women are also under-represented in our screen industry so we have introduced initiatives to assist women to build sustainable careers.