The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) will keep this page updated with our response to COVID-19. Please click on the headline to read the full information on each release.
The Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund is open until 31 January 2023. The fund supports selected NZFC funded and NZSPG-New Zealand productions impacted by changes in the NZ COVID-19 Protection Framework status from 3 December 2021 to 12 September 2022 and/or a COVID-19 event affecting production after 13 September 2022.
Visit Extended Screen Production Recovery Fund to see if you are eligible for this fund.
Useful Sites for Further Information
The NZFC COVID-19 Policy was originally put in place in May 2020 in response to the disruptions caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The policy varies aspects of NZFC funding guidelines and Terms of Trade, with the intention of giving productions the best chance to be financed, completed and released.
While COVID-19 remains present in Aotearoa New Zealand, the NZFC has updated and extended the COVID-19 Policy to 31 July 2023.
The NZFC issues regular advisories to provide updated and clear information to the industry about what the NZFC is putting in place to support people and productions until the pandemic situation is resolved.
NZFC Live Q & A Sessions
Second SPADA Co-Presidents Q&A with CEOs of NZFC and NZOA - 9 April 2020
Third SPADA, NZFC and NZOA Screen Industry Discussion - 17 April 2020
Annabelle Sheehan: My Covid-19 experience RNZ - 26 April 2020
International Film Industry Looks to New Zealand for Recovery - Newstalk ZB breakfast 14 May 2020