Essential information

The Producer International Travel Fund supports producers to travel to international festivals and markets.

What we fund

Travel to key international festivals and markets to advance the packaging and financing of film projects.

  • Grant of up to $5,000+GST for all festivals and markets (with the exception of MIFF 37°South Market, which is capped at $2,500+GST)

Who can apply

New Zealand producers with:

  • a completed feature film premiering in the marketplace, or at least one feature film project in advanced development
  • clear objectives for travel; and
  • a thorough plan for the trip including meetings with contacts.

Given the limited funding available, the NZFC will typically not fund:

  • two (or more) producers travelling to the same festival or market, who are attending in support of the same film premiering and/or to progress the same shared slate project; or
  • two (or more) producers from the same company travelling to the same festival or market.

Please note that the primary focus of this fund is feature film festivals and markets. Please note that for FY2023/24 (i.e. 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024) the NZFC will not be funding any travel to international series drama markets (or other non-feature film markets, festivals or events) via the Producer International Travel Fund, given the volume of applications for travel to attend feature film festivals and markets.

Please note that a maximum of two applications per applicant per financial year may be awarded, unless approved by the Chief Executive. 

The NZFC financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June.

COVID-19 Travel Funding Conditions

Please note that successful recipients of any international travel funding will be required to warrant that:

  • they are travelling internationally at their own health and financial risk;
  • the NZFC is under no obligation to provide them any further funding or pay any costs or expenses in addition to the grant amount; and
  • they will obtain and maintain all necessary and appropriate insurances for the period of travel, noting that insurance products may not fully cover all COVID-19-related events such as border closures.

How to apply

Producer International Travel Fund applications are always open and you can apply at any time. However, due to the volume of Cannes applications we receive we take these in a separate funding round in the months prior to the festival. 

To apply, you will need to register for an account to apply online at

What you need:

  • Proposal – including objectives, plan, and budget
  • Project or slate – material from the project/s you are proposing to pitch
  • Background – information about any other Film Commission funding or projects
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Last updated: 
Tuesday, 1 August 2023