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Talent Development Funding

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Are you wanting support for your filmmaking career? The Film Commission has a number of initiatives to develop the careers of filmmakers, including those in their early stages.

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
  • Talent Development Fund

    Talent Development

    The Talent Development Fund supports filmmakers to develop their career. We can fund individuals and businesses who wish to develop their talent.  

    Grant
  • On-the-Job Development

    Talent Development
    On-the-job development includes internships, mentorships, attachments and professional placements for emerging and mid-career filmmakers.
    Grant
  • Strategic Training Fund

    Funding the future - Interactive and Virtual Reality, Talent Development, Te Rautaki Māori, Industry Support
    The Strategic Training Fund partners with organisations to deliver effective training and skills development.
    Grant
  • Interactive Development Fund

    Project Development Funding, Funding the future - Interactive and Virtual Reality, Talent Development

    The Interactive Development Fund enables the development of interactive content that is focussed on strong and original New Zealand stories. 

    Early Development
    Grant
    Loan
  • Te Aupounamu The Māori Screen Excellence Award

    Talent Development, Te Rautaki Māori

    Te Aupounamu The Māori Screen Excellence Award has been established alongside Te Rautaki Māori o Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga; the New Zealand Film Commission’s Māori Strategy.

    Grant
  • Annual Gender Scholarship

    Talent Development

    The annual Gender Scholarship award recognises and celebrates women in the screen industry and is aimed at supporting their career progression.The New Zealand Film Commission is excited to be working with Jackie van Beek and Madel

    Grant
  • Tautoko Tāngata Māori Talent Development

    Talent Development, Te Rautaki Māori

    The Tautoko Tāngata - Māori Talent Development Fund aims to advance the progression of Māori filmmaking talent. 

    Grant
  • Hunga Taunaki ā Rorohiko Online Mentorship Programme

    Talent Development

    Talent Development funding supports the development of sustainable and successful career pathways. Mentorship is one of the most effective means to support filmmakers to progress their careers. 

Last updated: 
Monday, 20 November 2017

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