Posted Wednesday 01 Sep 2021
An extra opportunity for funding for the screen industry, supported by the guilds has been announced today by funding agencies Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC), Te Māngai Pāho and Irirangi te Motu (NZ On Air).
The Interim Round intends to distribute money quickly to stimulate the domestic screen industry to recover from COVID-19 and generate employment. It is for projects that can clearly demonstrate ‘production readiness’ while maintaining the overall purpose of the Fund which is to ‘deliver high-quality New Zealand stories for international audiences’.
How much funding is available?:
Around $8.4 million dollars has been returned to the Fund from Round 1 as underspend and will now be made available through the interim production funding round for Te Puna Kairangi -The Premium Fund. The precise amount to be funded will be determined by the Panel (comprised of two Board Members from each Agency and an independent Chair) based on the needs of the projects recommended to them by the CEOs of the three Agencies.
Planned final Production Funding Round:
Te Puna Kairangi -The Premium Fund Round 2 will open for applications as planned in early 2022, date still to be determined. The Interim Round will not significantly impact the amount available in Round 2, which will be upwards of $20 million.
Please direct any enquiries to:
Kaihautū-Te Puna Kairangi | Co-Head Premium Production Fund
firstname.lastname@example.org 0272 356 531