NZOA September funding round: what you need to know

Posted Wednesday 08 Jul 2020

The September funding round is primarily for production applications intended to reflect and/or appeal to targeted audiences* or for HEIHEI Games applications.

Read the full September 2020 Information for Scripted, Factual and IDF Funding applicants

Read the full September 2020 Information for HEIHEI Games applicants


September funding round priorities:

Genres prioritised include Children's, Documentary, Information, and Events. Projects must be intended for targeted audiences.

Genres prioritised include Children's, Drama, and Comedy intended for targeted audiences.
Applications for Scripted projects aimed at general audiences will also be considered for sustainable productions and newer storyteller projects - read the Scripted Roadmap for definitions of these categories.

Industry Development Fund
To this round NZOA is accepting applications to all three strands of its Industry Development Fund: Professional Development, National Conferences and National Awards.

See the Development Roadmap for more information

NZ On Air has approximately $300k in this financial year to support the creation of around 4 - 6 new games for the HEIHEI Games platform.

Given the small number of games able to be funded in this round, applications are strictly limited to two game proposals per production company.

Important dates
3 July 2020, 4pm - Funding round opens.

6 August 2020, 4pm - Application deadline. Round closes.

30 September 2020 - Applicants notified. This date may be extended at NZ On Air's sole discretion.

*For further detail regarding targeted audiences, refer to p14 of the Funding Strategy