Issue date: 
Tuesday, 14 September 2021


An extra opportunity for funding for the screen industry, supported by the guilds was announced on 30 August by funding agencies Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi te Motu (NZ On Air).  

This Interim Production Funding Round intends to distribute money quickly to stimulate the domestic screen industry to recover from COVID-19 and generate employment. It is for projects that can clearly demonstrate ‘production readiness’ while maintaining the overall purpose of the Fund which is to ‘deliver high-quality Aotearoa New Zealand stories for international audiences’. 


Round opens: Tuesday 14 September 
Round closes:  Tuesday 5 October, 1pm 

We aim to make funding decisions mid-November 2021. 

Updated Premium Fund Terms of Trade, Guidelines for the Interim Round and a submission checklist are available here

A webinar about this round will be held on Wednesday 15 September at 5pm.  

Register for the webinar here.

Join the webinar on Wednesday 15 September here.

We will provide key information and an opportunity for questions.  If you would like to submit any questions in advance, please send these to by midday Wednesday 15 September. 

Please direct any enquiries to:  
Polly Fryer  
Kaihautū-Te Puna Kairangi | Co-Head Premium Production Fund  



Last updated: 
Tuesday, 14 September 2021