Early Development Funding

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

The NZFC have introduced some important changes to the guidelines for Early Development

Funding. See below for more details and contact NZFC directly if you have any questions.

Through the Early Development Fund they aim to support the best ideas with the most potential to become great films.

Dave Gibson spoke at last month's industry meetings about wanting to allow more flexibility in how people submit their projects for support.

The new EDF guidelines reflect that.  They are available at the bottom of the Early Development Fund website page  here.

The next deadline is 9 am on 22 April.


Who can apply? Producer and writer teams, writers or directors with a

feature credit or writers with significant experience writing for another dramatic

medium (e.g. stage, radio, television).

Level of funding: Up to $50,000 (usually in amounts of $25,000 or less).

Type of funding: Loan.

Requirements: Eligible applicants can apply with either a 2 - 15 page

treatment accompanied by a screenwriting sample or a draft screenplay.