Issue date: 
Thursday, 3 October 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.

In 2017 the NZFC set the target of funding 50% women directors of feature films by 2020.  Statistics released today show the organisation is making positive moves in this direction with 57% of feature films offered production financing in the 2018-19 financial year having at least one woman director attached.  The statistics for writers and producers also show positive growth against the five year average.

The upward trend applies to short films too, with the five year average for NZFC funded shorts with at least one woman director attached being 49%.  The figures are the same for short film writers, and for producers, jumps to a five-year average of 65%.  

You can read the full reports below.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 1 October 2019