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New Zealand

Eligible Production Types

  • Feature Films
  • Scripted Television
  • Reality Television
  • Documentaries
  • Animation
  • 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
  • Above-the-Line
  • Below-the-Line
  • Labor (resident and non-resident)
  • Equipment
  • Post
  • Shipping (within jurisdiction)
  • Hotel

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

Program Guidelines



Additional Considerations

Must submit application within three months of completed production. (Six months beginning July 1, 2017)

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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