Rūrangi 2, 5 x 22 mins, Autonomouse for Prime and Māori Television, up to $1,725,000. A transgender activist returns to a remote, politically divided dairy community in the hope of reconnecting with his father.
Double Parked, 8 x 22 mins, Kevin and Co for Three, up to $1,400,970. A comedy about a young lesbian couple who both end up pregnant following a ‘botched’ home insemination.
Homebound 3.0, 8 x 22 mins, Kevin and Co for Three, up to $1,380,153. A struggling 30-something unpublished writer is forced to move back home and deal with the disappointment of his Chinese parents.
Not Even, 6 x 23 mins, Miss Conception Films for Prime and Māori Television, up to $1,130,770. Five young friends and flatmates grapple with what it means to be Māori in the 2020s.
Educators 3, 6 x 22 mins, South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ OnDemand and TVNZ 2, up to $1,010,847. A third season of improvised comedy set in a secondary school among a dysfunctional and childish group of teachers.
Feature Animation Series - Lion King and Frozen Reo Māori, 1 x 118 + 1 x 102 mins, Matewa Media for Māori Television, up to $500,000. Two iconic Disney films will be reimagined and repurposed in te reo Māori, including original waiata for each film’s soundtrack.
Comedy Festival Partnership 2022, 5 x 44 min, Three for Three, up to $230,000. Four comedy events -The Comedy Gala, The Great Comedy Debate, Last Laughs and a special live episode of 7 Days - will play out across multiple nights.
Ka Whawhai Tonu - Struggle Without End, 1 x 90 mins, Hikoi NZ for Māori Television, up to $200,000. A new feature film set in the 1860's on the eve of The Battle of Ōrākau, focusing on the unlikely bond of two battle-torn teens.
The Male Gayz: Going Deep, 6 x 15 + 13 x 1 mins, Hex Work Productions for The Spinoff, up to $370,041. An in-depth look at New Zealand's adult entertainment productions, with comedians Chris Parker and Eli Matthewson.
The Spinoff Documentary Anthology, 4 x 20 mins + 4 x 15'' + 8 x 59'', Hex Work Productions for The Spinoff, up to $368,072. Four standalone films highlighting the depth and diversity of Aotearoa.
Trans & Pregnant, 1 x 44 mins, Jack Media for TVNZ 1, up to $237,573. A documentary following two men on their journey to parenthood as they navigate societal roadblocks.
ARO, 8 x 10 mins, Te Amokura for Māori Television, up to $207,552. A first-person look at how Te Ao Māori shapes the unique way Māori think, experience, and see the world .
Being Chlöe, 1 x 90 mins, Razor Films for Three, up to $199,999. A documentary exploring the political and personal life of New Zealand’s youngest MP Chlöe Swarbrick.
State Of The Union, 7 x 4 + 1 x 40 mins, Stuff for Stuff, up to $36,900. A documentary and livestream series focused on women’s rugby and the issues that slow its progress.
Down For Love (additional), 2 x 44 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $203,915.
A Question Of Justice (additional), 4 x 45 mins, Red Sky Film and Television for Prime, up to $40,025.
The Black Ferns - Wahine Toa (additional), 2 x 45 mins, Warner Bros Int. TV Production NZ for Prime, up to $13,400.
Hair Now (additional), 6 x 5 mins, A Grain Of Rice Production for The Spinoff, up to $16,377.
Amplified (additional), 6 x 8 mins, Vetiver Pictures for RNZ, up to $11,190.
Match Fit 2 (additional), 5 x 44 mins, Pango Productions for Three, up to $51,046.
Alice Snedden's Bad News 3 (additional), 6 x 13 mins, Hex Work for The Spinoff, up to $33,107.
Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends 3 (additional), 6 x 11 mins, Hex Work for The Spinoff, up to $16,427.
Goodbye A.I. (additional), 10 x 8 mins, Vinewood for HEIHEI, up to $22,725.
The Hui 2021 (additional), 40 x 28 mins. Great Southern Television for Three, up to $61,320.
David Lomas Investigates 3, 12 x 44 mins, Warner Bros. International for Three, up to $1,111,384. Aotearoa's best-known investigator returns for another crack at reuniting families and solving mysteries.
Patrick Gower: On (tbc), 1 x 44 mins, Ruckus Media for Three, up to $225,325. Patrick Gower returns with another in-depth investigation.
Loading Docs: The Power Of Emotion, 8 x 10 mins, Notable Pictures for Loadingdocs.co.nz, up to $215,507. Eight short documentaries exploring the real-life impact of our emotions.
I Am…4, 6 x 44 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $781,402. Six emotional first-hand accounts of New Zealanders who are living with, or have overcome, extreme adversity.
Soul Sessions 2, 10 x 23 + 1 x 45 mins, ECG Media for TP+, up to $395,886. A journey into Aotearoa's gospel music scene, with a focus on both emerging and established Pacific musicians and artists.
ANZAC 2022, 2 x 45 mins, Screentime NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $131,606. Coverage of the annual commemorations on 25 April, 2022.
Long x Xia, 10 x 1 mins, Mini Monster Productions, up to $50,000. A comedy series following two Chaotic Cousins™ Ruby and CJ as they hijack a live lobster from a Chinese restaurant to stick it to their family’s expectations.
n00b, 12 x 1 mins, Lusty Ace Films, up to $50,00. A comedy series that tells the tale of six Kiwi teenagers as they navigate the cringey period of adolescence...on the internet.
The Tongan Rogue General and the 13 Chambers of South Auckland, 15 x 1 mins, Tusitala Media, up to $50,000. A comedy series starring Toks Fale as a former Army General who must battle the bosses of the 13 chambers of South Auckland.
Te Pae Tata, 15 x 1 mins, Māoriland Charitable Trust, up to $49,900. A factual series profiling incredible Indigenous creatives across the planet to inspire rangatahi Māori and Pasifika to find their own creative spark.
Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Productions Fund
Far North, 6 x 45 mins, South Pacific Pictures and White Balance Pictures, up to $200,000. Half a billion dollars’ worth of meth. A broken boat with its crew starving to death. One comically inept gang. Two salt of the earth amateur detectives. This is a true story.
The Gone, 6 x 60 mins, Kingfisher Films, Blinder Films with Southern Lights Films and m3media, up to $200,000. When a young Irish couple vanishes from a small North Island town, Irish detective Theo Richter teams with Kiwi cop Diana Henare to find them. Amidst the search they have to contend with civil unrest, a duplicitous corporation, and their own personal demons.
Black Coast Vanishings, 4 x 44 mins, Augusto, up to $63, 325. A true-crime mystery series about the disappearance of six people in a small surf town that has divided the locals and given rise to fear and suspicion.
Public Interest Journalism
Roles (funded for one year)
Allied Press, 1x Partnership Editor role, up to $145,650
Campus Radio 95bFM, 1 x Sub-Editor, up to $32,916
Discovery NZ, 1 x Newshub Cultural Partnership Navigator, up to $130,500
GlobalHQ, 1 x Digital Editor, up to $105,000
Kowhai Media Ltd, 1 x Kaiwhakatiki Hourua, up to $55,020
Mana Trust, 1 x Editor/Mentor and 1 x Digital Marketing Manager, up to $165,000
Newsroom NZ, 1 x Sub Editor, up to $91,679
NZME, 1 x Kaupapa Editor and 1 x Audio Innovation role, up to $200,280
Radio One 91FM, 1 x Digital Content Editor, up to $20,000
RNZ, 1 x Kurawhakaue Partnership Editor Role, up to $108,000
Stuff, 1 x te reo Māori Translator, up to $103,000
Te Po, 1 x Kawea Te Rongo Kaiwhakahaere, up to $68,250
The Spinoff, 1 x Sub Editor role, up to $105,450
The Pantograph Punch, 1 x Business Development role and 1 x Social Media Specialist (3 months), up to $95,040
Tikilounge Productions, 1 x Pasifika Youth Digital News Editor, up to $75,000
Allied Press, Cultural Competency and Commissioning project, 6 x long-form articles and staff training programmes, for Allied Press and associated publications, up to $61,725
BusinessDesk, Charity Sector Investigation, minimum 30 stories, up to $154,020
Discovery NZ, Newshub Nation 2022, 41 x 50 mins and a podcast series of current affairs, for Three, up to $978,175
Great Southern Television and Aotearoa Media Collective, The Hui, 40 x 28 mins shows + 40 x 28 mins podcasts for Three, up to $737,036
Kakalu Media, Online project (website creation and livestream capability) for Kakalu o Tonga, up to $9,817
Kowhai Media, A Voice for Tangaroa, 4 x 3000-word written features, 6 x 400-1,500 word stories that focus on the ocean around Aotearoa, New Zealand, for NZ Geographic, up to $146,745
Luke Nola & Friends, Kea Kids News, 80 x 4 mins videos for digital platforms and 80 x 2 mins videos for social media platforms, up to $653,773
Mahi Tahi Media, Ohinga 2, 50 x 4 mins videos, up to $264,386
Māori Television, Miria Te Pounamu (on-the-job journalism training wānanga for staff) for Māori Television, up to $189,200
Muster Vibrant Rural Communities, Rural Issues: Women’s perspectives on contemporary social and cultural issues, 9 x 3000 words, 72 x 600-1,500-word stories, 6 x 3 mins videos for Shepherdess Magazine platforms, up to $292,692
Newsroom NZ, Newsroom Investigates 2022, 60 mins video investigative current affairs, up to $336,358
Newsroom NZ, Climate Change Interview Series, 10 x 12 mins video interviews focused on how New Zealand will move to a low carbon future, up to $40,000
North & South Media, Exploring Aotearoa’s Chinese Communities, 4-6 features totaling 20,000 words exploring different facets of Chinese communities in New Zealand, up to $25,000
NZME, Whenua: Is it yours?, Interactive database and map, 4 x 1,500-3,000-word features that explores how and when land became part of the Pākehā property system in Aotearoa New Zealand), up to $80,500
Stuff, Stuff Circuit 2022, a minimum of 90 mins of video, investigative current affairs, up to $324,200
SunPix, Tagata Pasifika, 51 x 23 mins and 2 x 90 mins Pasifika news and current affairs for TVNZ 1, up to $1,919,913
Te Parerē, National Māori Students Magazine, 32 digital issues focused on Māori youth current affairs, up to $28,240
The Spinoff, The Quarter Million, 2 x 4,000 – 5,000-word feature, 8-10 Instagram tiles, 4 x 1,000-word stories plus 8 – 10 Instagram tiles, 4 x 2,000-word stories plus 8-10 Instagram tiles providing a youth perspective on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care, up to $152,304
TVNZ, Kids Kōrero, 30 x 5 mins linear videos, 30 x 2 mins explainer videos, and 30 x 5 mins podcasts news and current affairs for 10 –14 year olds, up to $517,364
TVNZ, Q + A with Jack Tame 2022, 40 x 59 mins episodes, plus a two-hour special of current affairs, for TVNZ, up to $842,200
NZME, up to $940,000 over two years to support its newsgathering in Rotorua, Napier, Hastings, Whanganui, Manawatū, Taupō, Horowhenua, and Kapiti.
Stuff, up to $731,300 over two years for non-incremental role funding to support its Marlborough newsgathering.
New Music Development - up to $6000
Emily C. Browning
Marlon Timotei Taare Williams
Maude Minnie Morris
Noema Te Hau
Takunda Muzondiwa and Abraham Kunin
Brown Boy Magik
Laura Lee Lovely
Noah Matariki Page
New Music Features
On the Road, Rockquest Promotions, up to $3,800
Sounz Films 2022, Centre for New Zealand Music Trust (Sounz), up to $135,000
The Most FM 2022, Taranaki FM Trust, up to $60,000
Mai FM Backyard Beats 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
Base FM 2022, Base FM, up to $80,000
Coup De Main Zine Project 2022, Coup De Main, up to $40,000
First Season 2, Hex Work, up to $99,993
Pulzar FM 2022, Pulzar FM, up to $60,000
Unsigned and Pass the Aux, Kick / IHeartRadio, up to $78,000
The Rock Kiwi Rock Soundcheck 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
Locals Only 2022, NZME Radio, up to $300,000
More FM Wired 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
On the Road 2022, Rockquest Promotions, up to $100,000
Rova New Kiwi Music Discovery Stations 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $20,600
George FM the Profile 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $30,000
Uncover Discover - The Edge Radio 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
Uncover Discover - The Edge TV 2022, Mediaworks Radio, up to $50,000
UTR Trash Recital Season 2, Undertheradar, up to $71,159
New Music Kids - up to $10,000
Chris Sanders, Songs and Stories for Kids
Claudia Robin Gunn, Kids Are in the Garden
Fleabite, Fleabite Fizz
Hey Duby, Think Big
Itty Bitty Beats, Imaginarium
Jackie B & the Mini Band, Davy Jones Locker
Judi Cranston, Pakipaki Clap!
Kath Bee, E Tū Tāngata - Stand Together
Levity Beet, Dino - Bunny - Digger - Let's Go!
Loopy Tunes Preschool Music, Let's Make Lemonade
Mr Roberelli, Tūi - It's All About You
Mr Yipadee, Yipadee Tots Hoe-down
Music With Michal, Sing With Me!
Jeremy Redmore, Sing Like a Unicorn
Tom Knowles, Atarangi: Morning Sky
Waste Free Wanda, Rule of Thumb
New Music Projects
Aldous Harding, Flying Nun Records, up to $40,000
Benee, CRS Music Management, up to $40,000
Blindspott, East West Music & Events, up to $40,000
Deceptikonz, DRM, up to $32,000
Diaz Grimm, Brave Bear Publicity (Māia), up to $40,000
Foley, NicNak Media, up to $40,000
Jackson Owens, Five AM Artists Management, up to $40,000
Janine, August Avenue, up to $40,000
Lilbubblegum, Sniffers, up to $35,000
MCK, Page One Management, up to $30,000
Riiki Reid, Warner Music NZ, up to $40,000
Sola Rosa, Rosa Recordings, up to $40,000
Theia, NicNak Media, up to $40,000
New Music Single - up to $10,000
Aidan Fine, Lola Feat. Rhys Rich
Daily J, Tides
Dallas Tamaira, Just Fine
Dartz, Learning to Drive With Dad
Dawn Diver, Not Perfect
Dbldbl, Fakey Feat. Randa
Edy & Iamtheofficial, Gameboy Feat. Jarna
Goodwill, Clinging Onto You
Graham Candy, Keep on Smiling
Guardian Singles, Manic Attraction
Jaz Paterson, Ache
Jon Lemmon, Right on Track
Kendall Elise, Honest Hand
Leaping Tiger, Gooey
Lee Mvtthews & Grafix, Underground Feat. Elipsa
Lost Tribe Aotearoa, Reflections
Lou'ana, Night Creature
Macho Macho, Blink
Mazbou Q, Go and Be Free
Mermaidens, Sour Lips
Morse Gang, Datsus
Nathan Haines, Give Thanks
Oliv, Talk With the Moon
Otosan & P Money Ft Kings, Our Worlds
Paddy Echo, Silver & Honey
Park Rd, I Got You
Rachel Leo, Last Call
Sam V, Let Me Come Thru
Skye Hine, Behind the Gun
Soft Plastics, Day Job
Sulfate, Bottle It in
Sylvee, Time for the Girls
Teeks, Oil & Water
The Beths, Your Side
The Butlers, Night & Day
Vera Ellen, It's Your Birthday
Zoe Moon, The Letter
National Pacific Radio Trust (Capital) 2021, National Pacific Radio Trust, up to $315,500
Aotearoa Music Awards 2021, Recordedmusic.co.nz, up to $75,000
Waiata Māori Music Awards 2021, Waiata Māori Awards Charitable Trust, up to $20,000
NZ Radio Awards 2022, Radio Broadcasters' Association, up to $7,500
Voyager Media Awards 2022, Newspaper Publishers' Association, up to $15,000
Taite Music Prize 2022, Independent Music NZ, up to $20,000
Big Screen Symposium 2022, Script to Screen, up to $30,000
Screensafe COVID-19 Protocol Update, Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa NZ, up to $7,500
MAP Producer Skills Training 2022, Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $17,880
Asian Media Use Research Webinar, Pan-Asian Screen Collective, up to $1,800
Screensafe Covid-19 Protocol Revision, Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa NZ, up to $20,000
Cultural Sector Capability Funding
48 Hours, Timpson Films, up to $25,000
CAMA Best Practice Kete, Community Access Media Alliance (CAMA), up to $10,000
Discoverability During Delta, Aotearoa Screen Publicists Collective, up to $46,000