NZFC - Funding Updates

Posted Wednesday 23 Oct 2013

Development Funding Update

The NZFC development team is continuing to receive a very high volume of applications on a regular basis.  In the first quarter of our 2013/14 financial year (which commenced 1 July 2013), the total ask was $914,100, which is close to the total yearly development budget ($1m).

Most of the applications we receive are strong and come from experienced filmmakers.  By way of example, all of the funding applications for the October Early Development Fund meeting have producers attached with at least one feature credit to their name.

This is an increasingly competitive environment.  As always, we encourage filmmakers to ensure their projects are in the strongest form possible before applying for NZFC funding, whether this be development or production funding.

Business Development Scheme Update

We have received a great deal of interest in our new business development scheme which has now been made public. It is a three year programme which is now up and running to help new and existing screen sector businesses grow to the next stage. Click on the link to find out more. Business Development