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Past Funding Decisions

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Looking at how we have funded films on their journey to production helps you to see how films get funded and the various ways we support filmmakers. 

More recent, more detail

Our records date back to 1988/89 and reflect information published in our Annual Reports. Our Annual Reports were not as detailed in earlier years so more recent years have more comprehensive information. New funding decisions will be uploaded after each Film Commission Board meeting, which are held five times a year. 

Accurate data

We have tried to ensure that these records are accurate.  If any records have incorrect information, please let us know and we will correct it as soon as possible. We recommend reading the Guide to Funding Decisions before using the data.

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New Zealand Film Commission Guide to Past Funding Decisions

Year Title/Project Alias Funding Key People Type Amount
2002/03 The Strength of Water Fiona Copland, Armagan Ballantyne, Briar Grace-Smith Script development $65,600
2002/03 The Strength of Water Fiona Copland, Armagan Ballantyne, Briar Grace-Smith Script development $30,000
2002/03 The Undiscovered Ocean Philippa Campbell, Simon Wilson Script development $15,000
2002/03 The Vintner's Luck Niki Caro, Joan Scheckel Script development $15,000
2002/03 The Vintner's Luck Niki Caro, Joan Scheckel Script development $30,000
2002/03 This Is Not A Love Story Andrew Calder, Keith Hill Script development $20,000
2002/03 This Is Not A Love Story Andrew Calder, Keith Hill Script development $15,000
2002/03 Tiga e Le Iloa/Hidden Pain Ashley Stuart Coupland, Lisa Schulz, Popo Lilo Short film production investment $87,993
2002/03 Together Catch Nik Beachman, Felicity Morgan-Rhind Short film production investment $70,000
2002/03 Toronto Film Festival - Whale Rider TIFF Niki Caro Festival travel $3,000
2002/03 Turangawaewae/A Place To Stand Catherine Fitzgerald, Peter Burger, Wiremu Grace Short film post production $26,000
2002/03 Two Cars, One Night Ainsley Gardiner, Catherine Fitzgerald, Taika Waititi Short film production investment $70,000
2002/03 Venice Film Festival - Blessed Rachel Douglas Festival travel $15,000
2002/03 Venice Film Festival - Little Gold Cowboy Michael Reihana Festival travel $2,976
2002/03 Venice Film Festival - Redial Michele Amas Festival travel $3,232
2002/03 We're Here to Help Be Very Afraid Jonothan Cullinane, John Barnett, Paul Davis Script development $20,000
2002/03 Wellington Fringe Film Festival Wellington Fringe Film Festival Trust Industry Support $10,000
2002/03 WIFT International Summit Women in Film and Television New Zealand Professional development $10,000
2002/03 Women in Film and Television New Zealand WIFT NZ Women in Film and Television New Zealand Industry Support $38,550
2001/02 1000 Miles Michelle Turner, Hamish Rothwell, Warren Friend, Nick Ward Script development $15,000

*Asterisk indicates amount has been fully repaid (in the case of development loans) or fully recouped (in the case of production investment). 

 

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