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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
2023/24 Tuakana-Teina: Madman/Piki Films Internship Tirakahurangi Leef, Olivia McIvor Professional development $6,240
2023/24 Weathered Bones Catherine Fitzgerald, Gillian Ashurst, Michele Powles Script development $25,000
2023/24 Went up the Hill (Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund Vicky Pope, Samanatha Jennings, Kristina Ceyton, Samuel Van Grinsven, Jory Anast Feature film production investment $34,077
2023/24 Where The River Runs Morgan Leigh Stewart, Jodie Hillock Script development $25,000
2023/24 WIFT NZ/Canada Co-production Summit (Talent Development Grant) Industry support $20,000
2023/24 Womb (Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund) Mama Short film production investment $6,707
2023/24 Women in Film and Television Inc (Core Funding) Women in Film and Television Inc Industry support $85,000
2023/24 Writer Online Mentorship (On the Job Development) Barry Prescott with Andrena Finlay Industry support $6,325
2023/24 Writer/ Producer Attachment on Madam (On the Job Development) Lealani Siaosi Industry support $5,000
2022/23 Joseph McAlpine, Prisca Bouchet, Nick Mayow Short film production investment $9,120
2022/23 Wave in the Ocean – Crest (Industry Development Funding) Wave in the Ocean – Crest Industry support $80,000
2022/23 (Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award) Tainui Stephens Professional development $50,000
2022/23 (Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award) Tweedie Waititi Professional development $50,000
2022/23 48 Hours (Industry Development Funding) 48 Hours Industry support $100,000
2022/23 53rd IFFI, Goa in India - International Film Festival of India's Market Event - Film Bazaar 2023 Shuchi Kothari Producer travel $5,000
2022/23 A Mistake (Premium Contingency Fund) Matthew Metcalfe, Christine Jeffs Feature film production investment $170,000
2022/23 Adaptory (Interactive Development Funding) Jevon Wright, Cassandra Tse, Claire Sebastian Industry support $50,000
2022/23 After the Party (Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund) Helen Bowden, Liz DiFiore, Peter Salmon, Dianne Taylor Series production investment $88,588
2022/23 After the Party (Premium Contingency Fund) Helen Bowden, Peter Salmon, Liz DiFiore, Dianne Taylor Series production investment $252,000
2022/23 Āio: The Last Paradise of Kiwa (Tuhinga Reo Māori - Te Reo Māori Development Fund) Te Awanui Reeder, Kaoru Miyahira, Brandon Te Moananui, Kazunobi Fusegi, Akihito Tanoue, Jamie McCaskill, Atsuhiro Tomioka Devolved development $25,000

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