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New Zealand

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • Interactive Media/Video Games
  • Webisodes
  • Talk Shows
  • Game Shows
  • Live Events
  • Commercials

Location Production Needs

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Snow
  • Tropical
  • Beaches/Ocean
  • Mountains
  • Lakes/Rivers
  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • City

New Zealand Film Commission

Phillipa Mossman, Head of Intl Screen Attraction



20-25% Grant
Local Production Company Required: Yes

Project Criteria

NZ$15M (film); NZ$4M (TV); NZ$500K (post)




Qualified Spend/Bonus
  • Above-the-Line
  • Below-the-Line
  • Labor (resident and non-resident)
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Shipping (within jurisdiction)
  • Hotel
  • Completion Bond
  • Insurance
  • Legal Fees

5% uplift if a production can demonstrate significant economic benefits to New Zealand.

Program Guidelines



Additional Considerations

Usually paid out within three and a half months of application.

Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taipei, UK.

Production Resources
  • Post Facilities
  • VFX
  • Crew

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