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Our Short Film Funds aim to identify the next generation of New Zealand feature filmmakers by nurturing up-and-coming talent through short film development and production.

Short films play an important role in establishing and progressing unique creative voices, reflecting New Zealand culture and helping filmmakers develop skills and relationships that contribute to a successful screen industry.

Funds in this funding programme

  • Short Film Fund (Fresh Shorts)

    Short Film Funding, Talent Development
    The Short Film Fund (Fresh Shorts) identifies and nurtures the next generation of New Zealand filmmakers.
    Early Development
    Production
    Grant
  • Short Film International Festival Fund

    Short Film Funding, Travel Grants

    The Short Film International Festival Fund helps New Zealand short films and their makers get to significant film festivals.

    Grant
  • Catalyst He Kauahi

    Short Film Funding

    Catalyst He Kauahi aims to support New Zealand filmmakers to progress their talents to the next stage and make exceptional, high end narrative short films that will ignite the flame and be the catalyst for change in their career.

    Early Development
    Advanced Development
    Production
    Post Production
    Grant
  • Ngā Pouwhenua Joint Indigenous Initiative

    Project Development Funding, Production Funding, Short Film Funding, Māori and Pacific Island pathways

    2020 marks the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s maiden voyage to the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia and the advent of colonisation in the region. 

    Early Development
    Advanced Development
    Production
    Grant
Last updated: 
Monday, 20 November 2017

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