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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
1989/90 Te Rua John O'Shea, Barry Barclay Feature film production investment $2,559,220
1989/90 The Returning Trishia Downie, John Day, Arthur Baysting, Clinton Phillips Feature film production investment $1,550,000
1989/90 Waka - The Awakening Dream Ian John, Pita Turei, Martyn Sanderson Short film production investment $66,702
1989/90 When A Warrior Dies Waka Attewell, Mike Hardcastle, Martyn Sanderson Short film production investment $90,000
1989/90 Wild Pork And Watercress Land of Tears, Wild Pork and Puha Michael Noonan, Michael Scott-Smith Script development $12,000
1989/90 Wild Pork And Watercress Land of Tears, Wild Pork and Puha Michael Noonan, Michael Scott-Smith Script development $5,000
1988/89 Ruby & Rata Robin Laing, Gaylene Preston, Graeme Tetley Feature film production investment $2,197,000
Acting for Humans 2018 Workshop Brita McVeigh Professional development $1,080
American Film Market 2017 Sue Thompson Producer travel $5,000
Juliet Furness Acting Class and Writing Room sessions Lucy Knox Professional development $589
Merata - How Mum Decolonised the Screen (Grant) Chelsea Winstanley, Heperi Mita Feature film production investment $30,000
Nga Whanaunga event at NZIFF in AKL and WLG Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Leo Koziol Industry Support $1,500
Skin Desray Armstrong, Jamie Lawrence Script development $10,000
Space Warriors in Space Jacqui Gilbert, Christian Nicholson Script development $22,700
The Worst Journey In the World - Interactive Development Fund Dot Dot Ltd. Devolved development $25,000
Toronto International Film Festival Miranda Harcourt Festival travel $3,000
Wildgaze Internship Jacob Thomas Professional development $5,631

*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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