Issue date: 
Tuesday, 18 December 2018

From 1 January 2019 Qualifying New Zealand Production Expenditure (QNZPE) will no longer be assessed as part of  Provisional applications for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant - New Zealand Productions (NZSPG-NZ).

Provisional applications received from 1 January 2019 will be assessed for eligibility only, per clause 27.2 of the NZSPG-NZ Criteria dated 1 July 2017.

As a result, the NZFC anticipates the standard Provisional assessment timeframe to reduce from 8 weeks to 4-6 weeks.

Applicants who wish to request an opinion on non-arm’s length expenditure will still be able to do so, in which case the assessment timeframe will continue to be 8 weeks.

Please note: this is an administrative change only, not a Criteria change.

Any queries relating to this change can be sent to

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 18 December 2018