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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
2018/19 Script Consultation & Jumpstart Your Screenplay Programme Richard Curtis Professional development $2,727
2018/19 She Shears Rialto Theatrical release support $34,025
2018/19 Short film travel assistance to MIFF 2018 - The Crying Wind Niamh Peren Professional development $1,710
2018/19 Siapo Cinema - Oceanic Film Festival 2018 in WLG Louisa Tipene Opetaia Professional development $250
2018/19 Six60 (Conditional Offer) Nicola Peeperkorn, Julia Parnell Feature film production investment
2018/19 Slamdance Film Festival 2019 Judah Finnigan Professional development $2,979
2018/19 Slamdance Film Festival 2019 Olivia Shanks Professional development $2,973
2018/19 SPADA 2018 Conference David Jacobs Professional development $250
2018/19 Special Jury Prize Sponsorship Show Me Shorts Film Festival Trust, Gina Dellabarca Industry Support $3,000
2018/19 Standing Up Naomi Wallwork, Abby Howells Script development $20,000
2018/19 Steadicam Operators Association Workshop Alyssa Kath Professional development $5,000
2018/19 Stella Adler Summer Conservator 2019 Tian Tan Professional development $5,000
2018/19 Stray Limelight Distribution Theatrical release support $10,000
2018/19 Tauihu Media Ltd - Boost Grant Tui Ruwhiu Devolved development $50,000
2018/19 Tenderwood Underwood Emma Slade, Lani-Rain Feltham, Alyx Duncan, Michele Powles Script development $25,000
2018/19 The Bushwhackers Tara Riddell, Justin Hawkes, Bevan Crothers Script development $5,000
2018/19 The Calf's Dance Tara Riddell, Oscar Enberg Script development $25,000
2018/19 The Dead Lands Tuakana/Teina Mentorships Tim Worrall, Libby Hakaraia, Awanui Simich-Pene, Jordan Whitlock, Kahu Kura, Matahiki, Ricardo Girlado, Te Haunui Tuna Professional development $28,000
2018/19 The Educator (Conditional Offer) John Argall, Kiel McNaughton, Kerry Warkia Feature film production investment
2018/19 The Rail Trail Fiona Copland, William Brandt Script development $24,600

*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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