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:
ICF – Series Drama Matched Funding (Series Drama Market Partnerships); and
ICF – Feature Film (Official Feature Film Co-Productions).
New Zealand producers can apply for matched development funding from the ICF for either a feature film or series drama project. The Fund has an annual allocation of NZ$400,000 available on a contestable basis until it has all been allocated. It is anticipated that projects applying to either strand will be structured to qualify for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) for New Zealand Productions and Official Co-Productions either as a) containing significant New Zealand content or b) an official co-production.
New Zealand has 18 official co-production treaties, encompassing key film and television industries in Asia and Europe, along with Australia, Canada, Israel and South Africa. In addition to approving official co-productions, the NZFC also administers the NZSPG.