(NZFC, Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga in
Maori) is a
government agency formed to assist with
creating and promoting
films. It was established under the
Act 1978 (as amended in 1981, 1985, 1988,
1994 and 1999).
1 Functions and responsibilities
1.1 Film financing and marketing
Films funded by the Commission
1.2 Film On Demand
4 External links
Functions and responsibilities
Film Commission is a crown entity working to grow the
New Zealand film industry. Their statutory responsibility is to
encourage, participate and assist in the making, promotion,
distribution and exhibition of films made in New Zealand.
Through the financing and administration of incentive schemes they
have been involved in more than 300 feature films including Boy,
Goodbye Pork Pie, Heavenly Creatures, The Lord of the Rings, The
Hobbit, Avatar, Whale Rider and Mr Pip.
Film financing and marketing
The NZFC assists
New Zealand filmmakers by providing grants, loans and
equity financing in the development and production of feature films
and short films. They administer the Government's Large Budget Screen
Production Grant (LBSPG) and Screen Production Incentive Fund (SPIF)
New Zealand films for tax purposes and co-productions.
They also actively market
New Zealand films and filmmakers, and
New Zealand participation at major international
film festivals and markets. They help with training and career
development within the industry by partnering with other industry
Film Commission often works in conjunction with other
government agencies, such as the Ministry for Culture and Heritage,
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry for Tourism
and the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment.
Films funded by the Commission
The page List of
New Zealand Feature
Films shows which were funded by
Film On Demand
In 2014 the
Film Commission launched a transactional video
on demand service, NZ Film On Demand. The site features NZ films for
rent and purchase, with a library of films that will grow over time.
The underlying technology of the platform was developed by Hamilton,
New Zealand based company Indiereign.
The main classes of records held include:
Applications for financial assistance for development, production,
distribution and promotion of
New Zealand films;
Contracts in respect of investments made by the Commission; and
Contracts in respect of sales of a
New Zealand film represented by the
Film Commission is governed by a seven-member board
appointed by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. Members
represent the film industry and the wider business and arts community.
The Board meets every two months to set policy and budgets, monitor
progress against targets and budgets and consider applications for
feature film production financing.
Day-to-day activities are carried out by a staff of 25 from their
Wellington office. The internal structure is based on four business
units (Development and Production, Talent Development and
Relationships, Marketing and Screen Incentives Administration) and
three support groups (Business Affairs, Finance and Strategy and
Research) all linked by strong connections across the organisation.
^ "NZFC LAUNCHES FILM ON DEMAND". www.nzfilm.co.nz.
New Zealand Film
Commission. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
Film Commission website
Information about the
Film Commission from the New Zealand
Ministry of Justice (note: information from this website has been
directly incorporated into this article, fair use copyright
NZ Film On Demand, the Commission's video on demand service
New Zealand portal
New Zealand autonomous crown entities
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New Zealand Lotteries Commission
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
New Zealand Teachers Council
Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit
Te Māngai Pāho (Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency)
Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission)
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