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What We Do

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What does the Film Commission do?

  • We are a government agency that invests in New Zealand feature films and short films.
  • We aim to contribute production financing to between ten and 12 feature films each year. 
  • We help talented practitioners develop their careers.
  • We promote New Zealand films domestically and internationally.
  • We market New Zealand's screen production industry overseas and attract international productions to New Zealand.
  • We administer the New Zealand Screen Production Rebate and other grants and approve official co-productions

Our budget

Our budget is made up of Government funding, Lottery Grants Board funding, income from films, interest and reserves. Anticipated revenue for 2023/2024 is around $31 million. To find out more about how we use our budget, you can read our Annual Reports in the Resource Library.

Our Board

Our  Board provides governance and policy direction. Funding decisions are made by an eight-member board representing the film industry and the wider business and arts community, and are based on recommendations from staff. 

Research and publications

We produce publications including Annual Reports, Statements of Intent and Statements of Performance Expectations can be found in the Resource Library.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 27 July 2023