The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) engages a range of local and international individuals who have various specialisations across the areas of development, finance, production and/or film licencing of screen content (External Assessors).
While some of these individuals specialise in specific areas (for example documentary, animation, interactive projects), all External Assessors provide a useful and an independent perspective on funding applications to NZFC staff.
Where relevant, an additional assessor with appropriate cultural knowledge and/or experience associated with an under-represented community may be engaged to provide valuable objective insight (Cultural Assessor). For example, if your project has Māori content or characters, the NZFC will seek an independent perspective considering our Te Rautaki Māori guidelines.
The list below consists of all international and local industry professionals engaged as assessors for the NZFC. This list will be regularly updated so please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the list prior to submitting an application for funding:
Albert Belz, Andrew Todd, Anick Poirier, Anna Grieve, Anne Kennedy, Annie Goldson, Brian Backus, Briar Grace-Smith, Bryan Glick, Caitlin Parrish, Caren Rangi, Chris Pryor, Christina Milligan, Erin Stam, Fergus Grady, Gavin McGibbon, Harriet Crampton, Helene Wong, Henning Kamm, Heperi Tikitere Mita, Hone Kouka, Jack Nicol, Jaewynn McKay, James Bartlett, James Everett, James Hewison, Jeff Wexler, John Barnett, Julia Overton, Karel Segers, Karin Williams, Kath Akuhata-Brown, Katherine Fry, Keith Ikin, Kimberley Hikaka, Libby Hakaraia, Lucy Hill, Mark Gooder, Mark Ordesky, Matthew Grainger, Michael Bennett, Micheala Rooney, Mike S. Ryan, Mina Mathieson, Miriam Smith, Monique Sorgen, Nicola Larder, Nicole Dade, Paul Lisi (ne Fagamalo), Pauline Clague, Rachel House, Rachel Okine, Ray Strache, Rhonda Kite ONZM, Samantha Horley, Sean Carley, Seph McKenna, Sharon Lark, Shoshana Sachi, Shuchi Kothari, Sima Urale, Stephen Knightly Tainui Stephens, Tait Brady, Tanya Phegan, Thomas Caldwell, Tim White, Vee Pendergrast, Veronica Fury, Veronica Gleeson, Victor Rodger, Wena Harawira
For more information on how we engage external assessors and the assessment process generally, please refer to our FAQ (below).