NZ film-makers to compete at Melbourne International Film Festival

This year will see the largest contingency yet of New Zealand filmmakers take advantage of Melbourne’s close proximity in order to show their films, compete, pitch ideas, attend world-class training seminars and network on the international stage. The New Zealand Film Commission congratulates all those NZFC supported and independent filmmakers taking part. “Melbourne presents an [ Read More ]

Escalator is on a roll

Ten finalists are waiting to hear if they have made the cut. Four teams will be chosen to make their low budget feature film with production finance of up to NZ$250,000. The four successful Escalator low budget feature film teams green lit for production will be announced next week via live stream from Wellington and [ Read More ]

NZ Film Commision approves new plan for low budget short films

The NZ Film Commission is delighted to announce Fresh Shorts, a new low budget short film scheme for promising and emerging filmmakers. Fresh Shorts will be run in-house by the short film team at the NZFC. Each year Fresh Shorts will fund eight $10,000 short films and eight $30,000 short films, with the level of [ Read More ]

New Incentive Fund available to NZ Film and TV producers

The NZFC today welcomed news that funds from the Screen Production Incentive Fund (SPIF) will be available to New Zealand film and television producers from next week. SPIF is designed to support the production of New Zealand-driven feature film, television and animation projects that have significant levels of private and/or international finance. NZFC Chairman David [ Read More ]