In August 2015, Film New Zealand merged with the New Zealand Film Commission, part of a network of international film commissions throughout the world.

New Zealand has a reputation as one of the best places in the world to make screen productions. Our aim is to help international screen businesses understand why, and give them the information and support to enable them to make their projects here.

Our Role

The New Zealand Government contracts us to:

Queenstown -  Helicopter pilot Alfie Speight with actor Chris Pine (Star Trek, Z for Zachariah)

Specialist enquiries service

Our specialist knowledge on all aspects of filming in New Zealand will help you to get your project off the ground. 

We’ll tell you all you need to know about New Zealand’s screen production incentives, and link you in with other agencies you may need to talk to.

Find out more about our specialist enquiries service.

Helping New Zealand Companies

If you’re a New Zealander doing business internationally, we can help you too. We profile New Zealand companies and individuals in our overseas activities, and can offer you:

Contact our enquiries team to learn more.

Promoting New Zealand

We promote the wealth of advantages New Zealand offers as one of the world’s most desirable screen production destinations by:

Programme of international events and initiatives

We work to represent New Zealand’s screen industry at key international events.  We also host international visitors, and help connect them with New Zealand screen businesses through seminars and face to face meetings. Read more.

Screen Practitioners Function - Book of New Zealand, Los Angeles December 2013

Media and promotion

We can help you with informed comment on the size and scale of the New Zealand industry, referrals to industry contacts and insights on international production in New Zealand and why it matters.

Government Advocacy

We provide analysis and advice to the New Zealand Government on international screen production. Read our reports.

Offering Centralised Services

We regularly work with government agencies and screen businesses both in New Zealand and internationally, and take what we call a ‘New Zealand Inc’ approach to business. That means if we can’t help, we can put you in touch with someone who can, check out who we work with.


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