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Past Funding Decisions

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Looking at how we have funded films on their journey to production helps you to see how films get funded and the various ways we support filmmakers. 

More recent, more detail

Our records date back to 1988/89 and reflect information published in our Annual Reports. Our Annual Reports were not as detailed in earlier years so more recent years have more comprehensive information. New decisions are uploaded throughout the year.

Accurate data

We have tried to ensure that these records are accurate.  If any records have incorrect information, please let us know and we will correct it as soon as possible. We recommend reading the Guide to Funding Decisions before using the data.



Year Title/Project Alias Funding Key People Type Amount
Nga Whanaunga event at NZIFF in AKL and WLG Wairoa Maori Film Festival, Leo Koziol Industry support $1,500
Te Motu (Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund) Morgan Waru, Polly Fryer, Josephine Stewart-Te Whiu, Maddie Dai Feature film production investment $82,863
Te Puna Matarau Creative Incubator Programme Te Puna Matarau Industry support $35,000
The Gone (Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund) Karl Zohrab, Yvonne Donohoe, Katie Holly, Timothy White, Reikura Kahi, Peter Burger, Hannah Quinn, Michael Bennett, Anna McPartlin Series production investment $64,806
The Guinea Pig Club - ( Conditional Offer - Lapsed) (Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund) Tim Sanders, Mike Riddell, Penelope Wolf Feature film production investment
The Letting Go - Conditional Offer Nadia Maxwell, Nic Gorman Feature film production investment $1,920,000
The Worst Journey In the World - Interactive Development Fund Dot Dot Ltd. Devolved development $25,000
Toronto International Film Festival Miranda Harcourt Festival travel $3,000
Wildgaze Internship Jacob Thomas Professional development $5,631

*Asterisk indicates amount has been fully repaid (in the case of development loans) or fully recouped (in the case of production investment).