Apply now for NZFC's Feature Film Finishing Fund

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022

Apply now for NZFC's Feature Film Finishing Fund
Producers take note, this fund has reopened for applications. It's for independent filmmakers with a feature film requiring a little more post-production to get them ready for a theatrical release.
Some of the criteria is below, but make sure you read the guidelines to see if your film might be eligible.

What is funded:

The final stages of post production for feature-length films that require a theatrical digital finish (full HD or higher).

Grant of up to $60,000 per project can cover:

  • Costs associated with Picture completion and grading
  • Costs associated with Sound completion (including composition)
  • Costs associated with Master outputs and deliverables

Who can apply:

New Zealand filmmakers or companies with a project that:

  • Is an independently produced* feature length fiction or documentary film.
  • Is at locked cut stage.
  • Has either:
    • A recognised distributor with confirmed arrangements for a general theatrical release in New Zealand; or 
    • an invitation to screen at either the New Zealand International Film Festival, DocEdge or a prestigious international film festival and you have your own comprehensive theatrical distribution plan for New Zealand. 

What you'll need:

  • Creative material – including copies of the film
  • Key personnel – bios of key people
  • Rights and contracts
  • Distribution plan
  • Budget and schedule