NZFC Development & Production Upcoming Deadlines for 2023

Posted Thursday 23 Mar 2023

NZFC Development & Production Upcoming Deadlines for 2023

Applications for Early Development Funding and Documentary Development Funding close at 1pm on the following deadlines: 

  • Tuesday 29 May 2023 
  • Monday 7 August 2023 
  • Tuesday 16 October 2023 

Applications for Feature Film Production Investment and Feature Film Post Production Investment close at 1pm on the following deadlines: 

  • Monday 24 April 2023 
  • Monday 19 June 2023 
  • Monday 14 August 2023 
  • Monday 9 October 2023 

Register your interest here and a member of the team will get back to you to schedule a meeting. 

Some funds do not have deadlines so applications can be made at any time. These funds are: Advanced Development FundExtended Screen Production Recovery FundPremium Contingency FundInternational Co-Development Fund and the Feature Film Finishing Fund.  Contact the D&P team to ensure you meet eligibility requirements. 

Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund 

In January 2023, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage announced that the Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund would be extended to 30 June 2023.  Applications can be submitted up until July 2023. 

Funding is limited so apply asap. You can find the new eligibility criteria and guidelines here. Please register your intention by email to