The Advanced Development Fund (ADF) supports the final packaging and development needed for feature projects to become production ready.
What we fund
Support to advance scripted dramatic feature length projects, so they will be eligible for production financing. The grant covers the costs of getting your project production-ready, and covers activities such as budgeting and casting.
Who can apply
New Zealand producers of a film with significant New Zealand content. The person named as the lead producer in your application cannot be the same person as the writer or director.
How to apply
What you need
- Creative material - including logline, synopsis and market-ready script
- Team Vision
- Project history
- Chain of title
- Budget and timeline
- Market - audience engagement notes and written evidence of any distributor and/or overseas market interest
- Personnel - filmography and bios for key personnel
- Te Rautaki Māori - details of any Māori content and plans for consultation or engagement with Māori creatives or advisors