New Zealand is a member of the AFCI.
Friday 1st August
Film New Zealand is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and is New Zealand's national film locations office facilitating access both nationally and internationally to New Zealand as one of the world's best screen production destinations.
Film New Zealand provides a complete introduction service for those wishing to film in New Zealand. We can supply everything you need to know about our locations, facilities, crews, permits, immigration, transport and accommodation.
We aim to ensure that everyone has a satisfying experience of filming in New Zealand and we will do everything in our power to ensure this happens.
New Zealand's film friendly network reaches throughout the country and Film New Zealand works collaboratively with the country's regional film offices. Using our comprehensive in-house database we can provide a fast, educated response to any inquiry - whether it be a TV commercial, telefeature, documentary or feature film.
Film New Zealand is an independent, industry-led organisation, governed by a Board of Trustees representing industry and government.
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Film New Zealand also contracts a number of screen industry professionals, such as location scouts and line-producers, as consultants.
Read current directors' biographies
Executive Manager, Film Otago Southland
The New Zealand Film Commission was established in 1978. Since then over 200 feature films have been made in New Zealand with more than 100 of these made with New Zealand Film Commission finance. The Film Commission undertakes a variety of activities including the provision of loans and equity financing to New Zealand producers and directors and the sale and marketing of New Zealand films. The Film Commission supports Maori filmmaking and participates in industry initiatives, ranging from policy development for training, to preservation of New Zealand film culture in archives. The Film Commission administers the Large Budget Screen Production Grant as an incentive for filmmaking in New Zealand. Film New Zealand and the Film Commission work closely together in supporting domestic production and in providing information on incentives including the grant and official co-productions.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the New Zealand Government's trade and economic development agency. NZTE is a gateway to information, advice and funding and strives to improve the capability and international competitiveness of New Zealand businesses. Creative Industries including screen production are acknowledged as key wealth creators in a knowledge economy.
Film New Zealand acknowledges sponsorship received from businesses supporting the New Zealand screen production industry.
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