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  • Work For Us - Business Affairs Executive

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 12 Apr 2018

    Business Affairs Executive

  • The Meg First Look Trailer Launches

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 10 Apr 2018

    New Zealand’s marine locations are featured prominently in the epic, action-packed 3D adventure The Meg, the first major motion picture to be filmed on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, as well as at the city’s new Kumeu Film Studios. 

  • Yellow Is Forbidden to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 9 Mar 2018

    Yellow is Forbidden, directed by Pietra Brettkelly is to be the first New Zealand film to screen In Competition at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.  The film’s world premiere will also feature in the festival’s prestigious Op

  • Daffodils Are In Bloom: Production Commences on NZ Musical Feature

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 21 Feb 2018

    The New Zealand musical feature film based on the much-loved and critically acclaimed stage play Daffodils begins shooting in this week. 

  • The Breaker Upperers Joins SXSW Line-Up

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 1 Feb 2018

    Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami’s comical feature film The Breaker Upperers has been announced today to receive its world premiere at the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.

  • Fresh Shorts Funding Announcement

    Funding Decisions News
    Issue date: 
    Thu 21 Dec 2017

    Seven films have been offered funding in the June Fresh Shorts round, four at the $10,000 level,  three at the $30,000 level and one at $20,000.

  • Partnership with Universal Pictures and MRC's Film Mortal Engines to Bring Significant Economic, Cultural and Industry Benefits to New Zealand

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 19 Dec 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and Education New Zealand (ENZ) have partnered with Universal Pictures, MRC and Hungry City Limited on the upcoming film Mortal Engines as a part of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant 5% upl

  • Happy Holidays and Holiday Hours

    Reminder
    Issue date: 
    Mon 18 Dec 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission offices will be closed from 23 December until Monday 8 January.

    We'd like to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a fantastic start to 2018.

  • New look website

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 18 Dec 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission is excited to launch its new-look website on Tuesday 19 December 2017. 

  • Briefing to Incoming Minister Released

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 7 Dec 2017

    Following a general election or change of Minister, as a Crown Angency, we provide Briefings to Incoming Ministers (BIMs) to introduce the work of the New Zealand Film Commission and summarise key areas of interest in relation to the indust

  • NZIER Report Demonstrates Strong Economic Contribution of the Screen Industry

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 6 Dec 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) today released key economic highlights which reinforce the screen industry’s value to the New Zealand economy.

  • New Zealand Film Commission releases Annual Report for 2016-17

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 4 Dec 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission’s Annual Report 2016/17 was tabled in Parliament on Thursday.

  • Daffodils Awarded at Vista Film Marketing Programme

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Thu 30 Nov 2017

    Daffodils, a soon-to-be produced New Zealand musical feature film won the annual Vista Film Marketing competition.

  • Regional Film Offices of New Zealand and New Zealand Film Commission sign MOU

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 24 Nov 2017

    A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday between the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and the Regional Film Offices of New Zealand (RFONZ), the organisation representing regional film office members.

  • Gender information updated

    Reminder
    Issue date: 
    Thu 23 Nov 2017

    We are committed to ensuring the voices and perspectives of women are seen and heard through film.

  • Te Puna Ataata the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust launches

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 20 Nov 2017

    The New Zealand Production Fund Trust is pleased to announce that the Trust has been repurposed to become Te Puna Ataata, the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust.

  • Interactive Development Fund now open

    Reminder
    Issue date: 
    Mon 13 Nov 2017

    The Interactive Development Fund, a Film Commission grant designed to facilitate the development of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and gaming projects, is now open. The deadline for applications is 16 March 2018.

  • Investment Executive announced

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 30 Oct 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Moll in the new role of Investment Executive.

  • Annabelle Sheehan new NZFC CEO

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 11 Oct 2017

    Kerry Prendergast, New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Chair, is pleased to announce Annabelle Sheehan as the next Chief Executive of the NZFC. Sheehan replaces Dave Gibson, who will depart the role in early January 2018.

  • Dave Gibson's Speech to the Big Screen Symposium 2017

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 4 Oct 2017

    Change and Challenge. New Zealand Film Commission CEO, Dave Gibson, talks about recent changes in the film business and suggests some challenges for the future.

  • Additions to the NZFC’s Gender Policy Announced

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 3 Oct 2017

    At last weekend’s Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland, Dave Gibson gave his final address to the industry as NZFC CEO.

  • One Thousand Ropes submitted to Oscars

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Fri 29 Sep 2017

    Tusi Tamasese’s One Thousand Ropes is New Zealand’s submission for the best foreign language category of the 90th Academy Awards.

  • Te Waipounamu hui date confirmed

    Reminder
    Issue date: 
    Fri 8 Sep 2017

    Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Kia tū, kia oho, kia mataara ki a tātou te hunga waihanga kiriata Māori.

    Nau mai, piki mai ki tā tātou hui kōkiri i ngā kaupapa here Māori a Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga.

  • Two films to screen at BFI London Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 5 Sep 2017

    Tusi Tamasese’s One Thousand Ropes and Toa Fraser’s 6 Days will screen in October’s BFI London Film Festival.

  • Big Screen Symposium scholarships available

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 28 Aug 2017

    The NZFC has scholarships available to attend the Big Screen Symposium in Auckland on 30 September and 1 October.

  • Waru to open imagineNATIVE

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Wed 23 Aug 2017

    Waru has been selected to open the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, the world’s largest presenter of indigenous screen content.

  • Three New Zealand films to screen at Toronto International Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 22 Aug 2017

    Two New Zealand feature films and one short film have been selected to screen at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TiFF).  Nic Gorman’s debut feature, Human Traces and anthology film, Waru, written and directed by nine

  • NZFC releases Statement of Intent and Statement of Performance Expectations

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Mon 14 Aug 2017

    The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is pleased to release its Statement of Intent (SOI) outlining the organisation’s strategic objectives for the period 2017-2021 and its Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE) which reflects the organisation’s p

  • Updated invitation to engage on the NZFC Māori Strategy

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Fri 11 Aug 2017

    Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Kia tū, kia oho, kia mataara ki a tātou te hunga waihanga kiriata Māori. 

    Nau mai, piki mai ki tā tātou hui kōkiri i ngā kaupapa here Māori a Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga.

  • Proposal to charge fees for NZSPG applications - submissions date extended

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Wed 9 Aug 2017

    We have received little feedback on these proposals for potential charges, so we are extending the closing date for submissions.  The original deadline of 11 August 2017 is extended to 25 August 2017.

  • NZ's Best Short Film winners announced at NZIFF

    New and Updates
    Issue date: 
    Mon 7 Aug 2017

    Congratulations to the winners of the sixth annual New Zealand’s Best Short Film competition. The winning shorts were announced on stage at the Civic Theatre in Auckland on Saturday night.

  • Human Traces selected for Melbourne International Film Festival

    Media Release
    Issue date: 
    Tue 18 Jul 2017

    Nic Gorman’s debut feature film, Human Traces, will screen at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August.  This will follow the film’s world premiere at the New Zealand International Film Festival in Christchurch on 4 August.