ABOUT THE NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION

ABOUT THE NEW ZEALAND FILM COMMISSION

The New Zealand Film Commission invests in original and culturally significant films, encourages talented New Zealand filmmakers through developing career pathways and facilitating connections offshore, and works to increase the number of people seeing New Zealand films here and overseas. It is responsible for marketing New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas and attracting international screen productions to New Zealand. The NZFC supports the growth of economic activity and helps ensure New Zealand has sustainable screen sector businesses operating within an internationally competitive screen sector. The NZFC also helps negotiate co-production treaties and is responsible for administering the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant and the 5% Uplift, and for certifying official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes.

International productions are eligible for a grant rebate of 20 per cent of qualifying New Zealand production expenditure. An additional 5 per cent grant is available to applicants who demonstrate significant economic benefits to New Zealand, recognising that screen productions can raise New Zealand’s profile internationally, attract high value tourists, international students and profile innovative and creative people and technologies.
www.nzfilm.co.nz

ABOUT WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL

ABOUT WOMEN IN FILM AND TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL

The first WIFT network (Women in Film & Television) started in Los Angeles in the seventies as a reaction to the male dominance in the film and television industry. Today there are around 50 WIFT and WIFT-like networks with about 20,000 members over six continents - all working for the same goal -a better gender balance in the industry, both behind and in front of the camera. 

WIFTI (Women in Film & Television International) is the global network which connects all organisations to one common voice. It champions women’s rights and sustainability for women working in all areas of film, television and other screen-based media. WIFTI works with three pillars - CONNECTION, KNOWLEDGE and VISIBILITY.
www.wifti.net