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  • Bellbird Wins at Macao International Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 11 Dec 2019

    Hamish Bennett, writer and director of New Zealand feature film, Bellbird, was the recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the Macao International Film Festival, last night.

  • NZFC Holiday Hours

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 10 Dec 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission wishes all of you a very happy holiday season and all the best for the New Year.

    Our offices will be closed from 21 December 2019 until 6 January 2020.

  • Vale Joe Moodabe

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 9 Dec 2019

    The NZFC joins the New Zealand film industry in farewelling veteran exhibitor, Joe Moodabe.

  • New Zealand Film Commission Releases Annual Report for 2018-19

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 4 Dec 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission’s Annual Report 2018/19 was tabled in Parliament on 3 December.

  • R.I.P. Arthur Baysting

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 4 Dec 2019

    The NZFC and the New Zealand entertainment industry were saddened to hear that Arthur Baysting passed away on Tuesday 3 December.

  • New Zealand Producers to Participate in EAVE Ties That Bind On Demand in Singapore

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 25 Nov 2019

    Following a competitive application process, seven experienced and emerging New Zealand screen producers have been selected to participate in EAVE Ties That Bind On Demand in Singapore in early December. 

  • New Zealand Producer to Get South Korean Film Industry Insight

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 22 Nov 2019

    A young New Zealand filmmaker will gain cultural and industry insights when he heads to South Korea thanks to a new partnership between the Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).

  • Work For Us: International PR & Promotions Co-ordinator

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 21 Nov 2019

    This role will provide administrative support to the Head of Incentives and International Promotions ranging from diary and email management, travel coordination, through to assisting with the delivery of international promotional

  • Moe mai rā , Haere atu rā

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 18 Nov 2019

    Muri ahiahi takoto ki tō moenga                       With the fall of the eventide you lay down to rest

  • NZAPG and NZFC Announce Commercial Film Mentorship Programme: Female Directors.

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 14 Nov 2019

    The NZ Advertising Producers Group, in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, is delighted to announce the successful applicants for the inaugural NZAPG Female Commercial Director Mentorship Programme to support talented new fema

  • SPADA Conference Internship

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 11 Nov 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to attend the 27th Annual SPADA Conference, which will provide four tickets for emerging talent in the screen sector.

  • Update Notification: NZSPG Criteria for International Productions

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 31 Oct 2019

    Please be advised that the NZSPG Criteria for International Productions dated 1 July 2017 has been updated.

  • Teaser Trailer Unveiled for New Action-Comedy Film The Legend of Baron To'a

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 21 Oct 2019

    The first look at the brand-new action-comedy film The Legend of Baron To’a featuring a stellar line-up of Aotearoa’s best local talent has been released today ahead of its theatrical release in early 2020.

  • Show Me Shorts 2019 Winners Announced

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 7 Oct 2019

    The winners for New Zealand’s premier, international short film festival, Show Me Shorts, have been unveiled. The announcements took place at the festival’s gala Opening Night and Awards Ceremony in Auckland on Saturday 5 October.

  • New Gender Statistics Released

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 3 Oct 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today released new statistics on the gender of directors, writers and producers attached to short and feature films receiving funding over the last five years.

  • Call for Applications: EAVE Ties That Bind On Demand (4-6 December 2019, Singapore)

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 25 Sep 2019

    Leading professional training and project development organisation European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) will run its acclaimed Ties That Bind

  • Amazon Studios' Series Based on The Lord of the Rings Offers Significant Opportunities for New Zealand

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 18 Sep 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission and partners from the sector, including Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have worked together to bring the Amazon Studios series based on The Lord of the Rings to New Zealand

  • Academy Award Winner Geena Davis Joins Power of Inclusion Summit

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 13 Sep 2019

    Academy Award® winner Geena Davis has joined the ground breaking The Power of Inclusion summit. 

  • Four Projects Selected for Scripted Series Drama Development

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 11 Sep 2019

    New Zealand funding agencies, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and NZ On Air have announced further development funding of $80,000 each to four scripted series projects.

  • The Power Of Inclusion Summit – NZFC Scholarships

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 3 Sep 2019

    The NZFC has 15 scholarships available to attend The Power of Inclusion Summit.

  • Activist Yara Shahidi and Other Game Changers Added to The Power of Inclusion Summit

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 30 Aug 2019

    Incredible actress and activist, Yara Shahidi has been added to The Power of Inclusion summit along with programme details.

  • Scholarship Registrations Available for The Power of Inclusion Summit

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 15 Aug 2019

    The Power of Inclusion summit is pleased to announce the Motion Picture Association Scholarship Programme, which will provide 150 tickets for people working or studying in the screen sector who are low or unwaged or belong to a community un

  • South Korea Film Production Experience

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Tue 13 Aug 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission in conjunction with the Asia New Zealand Foundation invites experienced screen professionals to apply for a professional development opportunity with CJ Entertainment and the CJ Cultural Foundation in South K

  • Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Screen Industry Survey

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 9 Aug 2019

    The NZFC's Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Screen Industry Survey is live from 9 August and closes 30 August. This survey is part of wider research and discussion around gender, diversity and inclusion in the screen industry. 

  • The Power of Inclusion Adds a New Wave of Speakers to its Line Up of Game Changers

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 8 Aug 2019

    Featuring over 35 speakers from around the world, in a two-day programme that includes case studies, panels, conversations and keynotes.

  • Mauri to Screen at Venice Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 24 Jul 2019

    Merata Mita’s seminal film, Mauri, has been selected to screen In Competition in the Venice Classics section of the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Venice will be the World Premiere of the newly re-mastered film. 

  • 2019 Gender Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Mon 22 Jul 2019

    Malo lava to Samoan screenwriter Sima Urale who is the recipient of the New Zealand Film Commission’s (NZFC’s) 2019 Gender Scholarship.  She will receive a grant of $50,000 to help progress her filmmaking career.

  • International Co-Development Fund Opens to Applications

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 17 Jul 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission’s (NZFC) new International Co-Development Fund (ICF) is now open to applications.

    Following industry consultation, the fund will offer two strands: 

  • New Mentorship for Female Directors

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 20 Jun 2019

    The New Zealand Advertising Producers Group (NZAPG), in association with the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), is delighted to announce a Director Mentorship Programme to support talented female directors.

  • Fresh Shorts: Open for Applications

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 14 Jun 2019

    The NZFC, in partnership with Script to Screen, are pleased to announce that Fresh Shorts is now open to applications. 

  • Catalyst He Kauahi Funding Announcement

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 14 Jun 2019

    Catalyst He Kauahi supports 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.

  • Save the Date!

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Thu 13 Jun 2019

    The New Zealand Film Commission invites you to join us at industry gatherings in Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown in June and July 2019.