Browse through our library of supporting information, application guidelines and forms, and guidance for Co-productions and International Productions.
This guide outlines the use of the New Zealand Film Commission logo and the credit requirements for films with Film Commission funding.
The Pause Clause is an opportunity for filmmakers to get meaningful feedback on their film before committing to a final edit.
This application form should be read in conjunction with the NZSPG criteria for New Zealand productions.
These guidelines are aimed at supporting filmmakers to develop interactive content with strong original story aspects and significant New Zealand creative and cultural outcomes.
This is the application form for a Provisional Certificate (incorporating the Significant Cultural Benefits Test) for the NZSPG - New Zealand Additional Grant.
The Short Film International Festival Fund provides financial assistance towards the travel costs for the makers of short films invited to significant film festivals.
This document provides key details of all official co-productions from 1988-2018.
This document provides an overview of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant and criteria for New Zealand productions and official co-productions.
Partnering for Success will tell you more about China-New Zealand screen collaboration.
In both English and Chinese.
“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.
A successful commercial film release can be as much about commerce as it is about art.
The Busan International Film Festival is Asia's largest film festival.
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.
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