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Women's Horror Short Film Fund - Announcement of Successful Applicants

2017 Jul 06

The New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce the successful applicants for the Women’s Horror Short Film Fund who will each receive a grant of $60,000 to make their films. This was a1one-o…

Ramai Hayward Wahine Māori Directors’ Scholarship Recipients

2017 Jul 01

The New Zealand Film Commission  (NZFC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Ramai Hayward Directors' Scholarship for wahine Māori. Congratulations to Briar Grace Smith and Rachel House who1…

New Zealand Film Commission CEO to Step Down

2017 Jun 20

New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) Chair, Kerry Prendergast, announced today that CEO Dave Gibson would step down from the role at the beginning of next year, after four years leading the1agency. Spea…

100-plus NZ films available on demand

2017 Jun 13

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated the New Zealand Film Commission for its video-on-demand platform, NZ Film On Demand, which has just passed a milestone 100 titles. …

Bold new media initiative for children announced

2017 Jun 02

Bold new media initiative for children announced Communications Minister Simon Bridges and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry have welcomed the announcement of a safe, interactive1ad-fre…

Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants

2017 May 12

Budget 2017 will see $303.9 million allocated to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both globally and domestically, say Economic Development Minister Simon …

More uniquely NZ stories for local audiences to extend diversity on screens

2017 May 12

Arts, architecture, psychology, kaupapa māori and rural comedy are among new stories for local screen investments from NZ On Air ahead of a radical revamp of the funding model. Nigel Latta combines1h…

Latin American Roadshow of New Zealand Films Launches

2017 May 10

Nine New Zealand feature films and eight shorts have winged their way to Latin America to take part in a travelling roadshow through eleven cities in seven countries. Kicking off on 11 May in Buenos …

Local TV content steady

2017 Apr 21

New Zealanders enjoyed slightly more new local television content last year but less local content in prime time. The Local Content Report, a study of local content on mainstream channels that NZ On1A…

Screen Industry: 2015/16

2017 Apr 12

New Zealand film production revenue doubled in 2016 to more than $1 billion, Stats NZ said today. A bounce-back from a quiet 2015 by Wellington's movie sector was mainly responsible. Overall, the tota…

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