Apply now for Premium Productions Fund Interim Production funding

Apply now for Premium Productions Fund Interim Production funding

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 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…

Check out the Screen CanterburyNZ production grant!

Check out the Screen CanterburyNZ production grant!

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Here's a great incentive to film your project in Canterbury! The Screen CanterburyNZ Production Grant is the first of its kind in New Zealand, and will provide just under $1.5 million over the next three years to domestic and international productions that meet eligibility requirements.

Currently, productions must have a budget of at least $500,000…

Countdown to deadline for RNZ commissions

Countdown to deadline for RNZ commissions

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Yes, the deadline is fast approaching for those planning to approach Radio New Zealand as their primary platform for the NZ On Air General Audiences funding round. RNZ says it is open to short pitches for scripted/comedy/drama online video or podcast series. RNZ is looking for social-first pitches for New Zealanders aged 18-25 who are…

September deadline for Māori Television requests for proposals

September deadline for Māori Television requests for proposals

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Māori Television requests proposals for the up-coming funding rounds for:

  • NZOA General Audience Round 2, 2021 – full proposal deadline to MTS
    20 September 2021, 1pm

  • Te Māngai Pāho General Audience Round 2, 2021 – 3 page deadline to MTS
    24 September 2021, 1pm

    Click here for the MTS producer resource guide

    Note:
  • All proposals must meet each funder's…
Seed and Seed Advanced Funding Round 2 is open!

Seed and Seed Advanced Funding Round 2 is open!

Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021

Ding ding! Funding Round 2 of Seed & Seed Advanced 2021 is now open. Our friends at the New Zealand Writers Guild have let us know that there are two additional Seed grants to administer in this round - thanks to the NZFC!
The NZWG also says that women are applying to the Seed grants…
Apply now for Kōpere Hou Fresh Shorts

Apply now for Kōpere Hou Fresh Shorts

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Kōpere Hou - Fresh Shorts is looking for the next generation of up-and-coming New Zealand filmmakers. An NZFC initiative run in partnership with Script to Screen, the programme's aim is to nurture, challenge, and inspire short filmmaking talent through a development and industry mentoring process. The focus is on the development of both people and…

Tāhuna Writers Residency open for submissions until 4 October

Tāhuna Writers Residency open for submissions until 4 October

Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021

Writers, this is a fabulous opportunity and we hope you will apply for it! Tāhuna is a Writers Residency that will take place in Queenstown in February 2022, and aims to enable screenwriters to develop uniquely New Zealand television dramas that can be taken to the world. 

Great Southern Television and Queenstown Lakes District Council…