Manatū Taonga is supporting New Zealand’s screen sector which has faced unexpected costs, delays and restraints in production, and a loss of employment during COVID-19.

Our screen industry supports 14,000 jobs and contributes around $3.5 billion to GDP.

We want to make sure the screen sector can get back up and running, and that New Zealanders have work to return to and new employment opportunities in the pipeline.

Screen Production Recovery Fund

This fund provides $23.4 million to cover unexpected costs faced by screen productions already invested in by the New Zealand Film Commission or NZ On Air that were shut down, delayed or constrained due to COVID-19.

The Screen Production Fund will ensure up to 40 New Zealand Film Commission productions and over 200 NZ On Air productions are not abandoned, protecting around $250 million of public funding already invested in them, and the jobs of screen workers producing them.


Applications for funding are now open with the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air

Funding to bring NZ films to NZ audiences

$50 million will be available for New Zealand filmmakers to produce feature films or series screen productions.

This initiative will stimulate the domestic screen industry and allow our screen producers to bring stories of unprecedented scope and quality.

Latest update

  • Funding critiera are being developed.
  • Applications will open in the coming months. 

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Updated on 12th October 2020