Browse through our library of supporting information, application guidelines and forms, and guidance for Co-productions and International Productions.
Are you wanting to submit your short film to a festival? Here is a list of film festivals that the Film Commission currently recommends for short film submissions.
This document provides an overview of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant and criteria for international productions.
This is the New Zealand Screen Production Grant July 1 2017 criteria for New Zealand productions.
This is the project slate template for Boost applicants.
These guidelines provide information for both early and advanced development. Read these guidelines carefully as they will help you deliver the strongest application possible.
This information sheet answers some frequently asked questions around distribution deals, film distribution grants and sales agents.
If you have further questions please contact our marketing team.
Use this template to log cast & crew travel for your NZSPG application.
Guidelines for He Ara Plus applicants.
Please read these guidelines carefully before applying for He Ara Plus.
This is the application form for a Provision Certificate for the NZSPG - International Productions 1 July 2017 Criteria.
The Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) is one of the world’s top film festivals. It takes place every February and is home to a wide range of film screenings and industry events.
The Film Commission encourages private investment being made available to New Zealand productions. This information sheet outlines the terms of private investment that we find acceptable.
Are you a new filmmaker? Here are some tips for scriptwriting, film production, distribution and marketing.
Clemont-Ferrand in France is one of the world's leading short film festivals.
The American Film Market is a pivotal destination for independent film companies and businesspeople from all over the world. It is held each year in Santa Monica at the beginning of November.
Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary film festival and conference.
The Film Commission regularly conducts research on the films they fund. The audience research below profiles the audiences for New Zealand films and investigates what drives audiences to cinemas.
Piracy is damaging the film industry worldwide.
The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is considered one of the the most important documentary festivals in the world. It is also, in terms of visitors, the largest.
The Cannes Film Festival is the world's most famous film festival.
What are the latest trends in media content? Find out in the Film Commission's report on Cinema and Media Trends.
Are you studying a New Zealand film at school? We have created school study guides for some films we have funded.
These study guides can be used in conjunction with NCEA requirements.
The annual Cannes Cinéfondation Résidence du Festival welcomes 12 young filmmakers from around the world who are working on their first or second feature film.
“I have a great idea for a film – where do I go from here?”
Founded in 1932, the Venice Film Festival is the world's oldest film festival.
Want to know how New Zealand feature films do at the box office? See below for statistics on New Zealand feature films and their New Zealand box office receipts in the year of release.
Sundance is one of the world's most famous festivals for independent movies.
The MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) Accelerator programme is an intensive director development programme aimed at short film directors who are seeking to transition to feature filmmaking.
Creative filmmaking is a practical business. On this page you can find some practical advice for producing a successful film.
The Toronto International Film Festival is a key festival for launching independent productions.
Rotterdam has become a crucial festival for bold international cinema. An annual festival of indie and innovative films from around the world, Rotterdam also includes the CineMart co-production market for new work.
Berlinale Talents (formerly Berlinale Talent Campus) is an annual six-day creative summit for up-and-coming filmmakers. It runs alongside the Berlin International Film Festival.
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