Browse through our library of supporting information, application guidelines and forms, and guidance for Co-productions and International Productions.
See the large-budget international productions that have received financial incentives from the New Zealand Government since 2003.
This resource will help you to bring together the creative materials you need for your development fund applications.
Use this form if you are applying to the Short Film International Festival Fund.
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.
FAQs (frequently-asked questions) regarding the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) for New Zealand and co-productions under the 1 August 2015 criteria.
This is the application form for a Provisional Certificate (incorporating the Significant Cultural Benefits Test) for the NZSPG - New Zealand Additional Grant.
These guidelines will support you to apply for post production finance from the Film Commission. Read these guidelines carefully as they will help you deliver the strongest application possible.
How do you write a script for a short film? Here are some tips from successful filmmakers about writing a short film.
This document provides an overview of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) - International under the 1 August 2015 criteria.
Korean language version.
This information sheet outlines the Film Commission's requirements in relation to Chain of Title. It will help you provide the Chain of Title information required for any Film Commission funding.
This information sheet outlines the minimum detail required in your Audience Engagement Plan.
Pete's Dragon Uplift Statement.
Use this budget template if you are applying for Boost and attach it to your application.
We offer financial assistance to domestic distributors of independent New Zealand feature films to help maximise the New Zealand domestic theatrical audience.
Read these helpful guidelines to assist you.
This directory provides details of companies interested in the distribution of independent film in New Zealand. It also includes titles they have recently distributed here.
Boost aims to grow the slates of active producers and enable successful screen businesses to build a feature film slate and move quickly into production.
This is the application form for a Provision Certificate for the NZSPG - International Productions 1 July 2017 Criteria.
The Feature Film Finishing Grant helps independent filmmakers to finish their fims so they are ready to be seen by cinema audiences.
Read these helpful guidelines before applying for a Feature Film Finishing Grant.
Are you marketing a short film? This guide will help you maximise its reach of your short film by providing festival, online and marketplace guidance.
This guide is only an introduction rather than a comprehensive manual.
This document provides an overview of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant and criteria for international productions.
Partnering for Success will tell you more about China-New Zealand screen collaboration.
This version is in English only.
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 will help you find out what we mean by 'significant New Zealand content'.
This application for a Provisional Certificate should be read in conjunction with the New Zealand Screen Prodcution Grant (NZSPG) criteria for international productions dated 1 August 2015.
This is an example of a General Ledger for those applying for a New Zealand Screen Production Grant NZSPG - New Zealand.
Use this form if you are applying for provisional approval as an official co-production or for provisional New Zealand film certification.
To help producers reduce the risk of piracy, we have developed guidelines that must be implemented in the post production of a feature film funded by the Film Commission.
How do you write a short film budget? This Fresh Shorts budget template will provide you with some giudance.
It is an Excel spreadsheet.
This guide outlines the use of the New Zealand Film Commission logo and the credit requirements for films with Film Commission funding.
Are you applying for a Feature Film Finishing Grant? Use this form and checklist.
This is a sample of a short film script - Choice Night (content may offend).
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