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New Zealand’s diverse landscapes and outstanding innovation and creativity are noted by producers and directors as a key factor in the success of their international screen productions. Founded in 1978, the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is the government agency helping to grow and support this vibrant film industry and ensure New Zealand screen sector businesses are sustainable and internationally competitive. It invests in original and culturally significant New Zealand films as well as helping talented filmmakers develop their careers and grow audiences for New Zealand films. The agency markets New Zealand's location, facilities, crew and incentives to attract international projects and offers a special enquiry service. In addition, NZFC helps negotiate co-production treaties, administers the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG), the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Grant, the 5% Uplift, and certifies official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes.
Location Scouting Support
Eligibility: Offshore film and television production companies with
Support: Research, facilitation and some aspects of a location
recce may be approved.
Eligibility: International features and television drama series.
Support: The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG)
offers a baseline cash grant equivalent to 20% of Qualifying
New Zealand Production Expenditure (QNZPE) with thresholds
of NZ$15 million for feature films and NZ$4 million for television
productions. There is a standalone PDV Grant for post-production
and digital FX with a threshold qualifying spend of NZ$500,000,
applying 20% for the first $25 million of QNZPE, and thereafter
at 18% of QNZPE. Eligible co-productions may be able to access a
40% Screen production Grant.