Black Hands, 5 x 44 mins, Warner Bros. NZ for TVNZ 1, up to $5,187,160. A dramatisation of the month leading up to the 1994 murders of five members of the Bain family in Dunedin.

Muru, 1 x 90 mins, Jawbone Pictures for Three, up to $200,000. Two strangers from different sides of a Police raid on a small Tuhoe township have their loyalties tested.

Poppy, 1 x 90 mins, StellaFilm for TVNZ 1, up to $165,000 (with the NZ Film Commission). A young woman with Down syndrome assumes she's entitled to live her life like everyone else, yet the person she trusts most puts her in the 'disability' box.

Taskmaster NZ, 10 x 44 mins, Kevin & Co for TVNZ 2, up to $734,953. Five top comedians attempt to solve and navigate their way through a series of bizarre, tricky and often ingenious tasks.


Mean Mums 2, 8 x 24 mins, South Pacific Pictures Ltd for Three, up to $1,080,000. This family friendly sitcom continues the celebration of school mums, Jess, Heather, and Hine, in all their crazy, earnest, exhausted glory.

Golden Boy 2, 8 x 22 mins, Mediaworks for Three, up to $1,034,808. After a small breakdown recent graduate Mitch ends up back in her hometown working at the family dairy and living in the shadow of her All Black brother, Tama.

Educators 2, 8 x 15 mins, South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ On Demand, up to $999,999. Behind-the-scenes of an 'ordinary' Kiwi secondary school with the dysfunctional educators who are childishly trying to survive until the bell rings.

Someday Stories 2020, 6 x 10 mins, Connected Media Trust for Stuff, up to $200,000. Short sustainability focused films by emerging New Zealand film-makers that push the envelope, take story risk and look to the future.

Asian and Pasifika Newer Storytellers

Sis, 1 x 44 mins, Culture Factory for & Prime, up to $499,864. A spinoff of the viral hit series Baby Mama’s Club.

Brutal Lives, 6 x 12 mins, Kingston Productions for, up to $499,852. A former boxing champion is haunted by his Tongan ancestor’s spirit.

Inked, 8 x 15 mins, Himalaya Studio for Prime &, up to $400,000. Recent college dropout, Jiayue, launches a tattoo studio while struggling to reconcile with her Chinese immigrant father.



Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, 12 x 720 mins, TVNZ for TVNZ 1, up to $375,000. Live coverage and highlights of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

The Outliers, 8 x 26 mins, Fire Fire for Māori Television, up to $225,600. A look at inspirational youth from minority communities that are bucking the trends and standing out from their peers.

Young Wings, 6 x 10 mins, Hexwork Productions for The Spinoff, up to $175,880. Young Wings follows the youth branches of our political parties, big and small, as they warm their engines for the 2020 election.

Coastwatchers, 1 x 45 mins, Aotearoa Media Collective for TVNZ 1, up to $175,176. The story of the Pasifika men who supported New Zealand's covert intelligence network from tin huts dotted across the remote islands of the South Pacific during the war.

Paradise Soldiers, 1 x 46 mins, Magnetic Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $167,471. The untold stories of Cook Islands' young men who have fought, largely unrecognised, alongside Kiwi soldiers in major wars dating back to World War One and up until Vietnam.

Multi Nesians, 8 x 5 mins, Tikilounge Productions for, up to $133,348. An engaging webseries of conversations around issues for mixed race people in Aotearoa.

Whitiki!, 1 x 52 mins, Scottie Douglas Productions for Māori Television, up to $125,000. A powerful documentary that recounts the untold stories of a group of Māori Pioneers through the eyes of their descendants.

Hope In Hell, 5 x 8 mins, Fairfax NZ for Stuff, up to $26,050. A series focusing on the courageous work being done by New Zealanders working in war-ravaged South Sudan and the experiences of those refugees who've found sanctuary in Aotearoa.


Attitude 2020, 28 x 28 mins + additional 86 mins, Attitude Pictures for TVNZ 1, up to $1,934,400. Enlightening New Zealanders of what's possible for people with disabilities through great television and great stories.

Tagata Pasifika 2020, 50 x 23 mins + 2 x 44 mins, Sunpix for TVNZ 1, up to $1,781,974. Current affairs, talanoa, sports, issues, events and entertainment relevant to the Pacific Islands communities.

Fresh 2020, 35 x 23 mins, Tikilounge Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,734,630. TV2's flagship Pan-Pacific program that brings together and celebrates people from the Pacific.

Arranged 3, 8 x 44 mins, Notable Pictures for Three, up to $730,530. Arranged takes you inside the diverse, extravagant and fascinating weddings and engagement ceremonies of our ethnic and religious communities.

Living With Tourette’s 3, 6 x 44 mins, 2B Media for Prime, up to $511,000. An inspiring special interest documentary series showcasing the struggles and triumphs of New Zealanders living with Tourette's Syndrome.

Go Further South, 1 x 720 mins + 1 x 180 mins, Greenstone TV for Prime, up to $445,220. Go Further South picks up where Go South left off - island hopping our way across the Southern Ocean as far south as possible: Scott Base, Antarctica.

The Barber 2, 8 x 26 mins, Black Iris for Māori Television, up to $281,040. A documentary series about Barber Peleti Oli-Alainu'uese and the Māori and Pacific community of men who frequent his Hastings barbershop.

Loading Docs: Revolution, 8 x 6 mins, Notable Pictures for TVNZ On Demand, up to $171,745. A documentary series that breaks the boundaries of storytelling to empower, entertain and inspire.

K Road Chronicles 2, 6 x 12 mins, Magnetic Pictures for Stuff, up to $170,333. Auckland based journalist Six travels around wider New Zealand meeting rough sleepers and homeless people, as well as help agencies and service workers.

Rural Delivery 2020, 10 x 23 mins, Showdown Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $155,246. Kiwis living and working on land and sea tell their own stories of innovation, excellence and technology.

Suzy & Friends 2020, 53 x 45 mins, Treehut for various Access stations, up to $136,000. Suzy & Friends is a kids radio show that shares kiwi kids' voices, stories and songs.

The Nutters Club 2020, 49 x 90 mins, The Key To Life Charitable Trust for Newstalk ZB, up to $80,830. A radio show that discusses key issues in mental health and encourages us all to take ownership of our own health and well being.

Real Life with John Cowan, 48 x 22 mins, Christian Broadcasting Association for Newstalk ZB, up to $36,632. A weekly radio show, featuring high-profile guests talking about their life, upbringing, passions and view of the world.

Christmas 2019, 18 x 51, Christian Broadcasting Association for Newstalk ZB, up to $30,274. Creative live and pre-recorded features, interviews, vignettes, music, audience participation and guests on Christmas Eve and Day.

Easter 2020, 12 x 54 mins, Christian Broadcasting Association for Newstalk ZB, up to $28,271. A mix of thoughtful Easter-focused commentary, interviews, talk back, creative production and guests from around NZ.

We Are One - The Mosque Attacks One Year On, 1 x 44 mins, Paua Productions for TVNZ 1, up to $36,850. Additional funding.

Joint Innovation Fund - March 15 Commemoration Projects

The Living Flowerwall, 3D Immersive Site + 1 x 3 mins video, Vanishing Point Studio for RNZ, up to $121,200. An interactive project that digitally renders Christchurch’s wall of flowers on Rolleston Ave.

The Widows Of Shaheed, 8 x 30 mins, Plains FM 96.9 for RNZ, up to $99,361. This podcast series will journey alongside four women whose husbands were killed on March 15.

This Is Us, 6 x 2 min videos + 6 x 2 mins audio, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh for RNZ, up to $59,233. Six short films which will showcase the diversity of Muslim New Zealanders experiences as they answer the question “what do you love the most?



Brain Busters, 150 x 25 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $2,750,000. New Zealand's every day quiz for everyday kids

The Legend Of The Bone Tiki, 6 x 22 mins, Arama Pictures for TVNZ 2, up to $1,000,000. After the death of her beloved grandmother Maia Douglas becomes the keeper of an ancient magical Bone Tiki.

Code Fun, 30 x 10 mins, Pickled Possum Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $498,863. An innovative programme for preschoolers using music and movement to engage, connect and interact, underpinned by a huge dose of digital technology.

Morgan Lives In A Rocket House, 26 x 7 mins, Fuzzy Duckling Media for TVNZ 2, up to $285,208. Morgan, an optimistic & fun-loving Earth boy, and two friends, are marooned on an alien planet where their rocket crashed.

Tumeke Space 1: Part 1, 5 x 22 mins, Mukpuddy Animation for HEIHEI, up to $492,500. Tumeke Space and friends search for Tumeke's long lost Koro while battling the evil's of the galaxy.

K-Pop Academy, 8 x 15 mins + 8 x 4 mins, Greenstone TV for HEIHEI, up to $370,802. A mash-up of synthesized music, sharp K-Pop dance routines and colourful fashion, reflecting the changing face of kiwi kids and our relationship with Asia.

Island Of Mystery, 12 x 6 mins, Adrenalin for HEIHEI, up to $360,291. An animated mystery adventure series with lovable characters and a fantastic world based on early Aotearoa.

Puta Mōhio, 20 x 9 mins, August & Waititi T/A Kokko Media for HEIHEI, up to $340,766. Puta Mōhio investigates the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M) behind traditional Māori practices.

Uke Can Do It!, 10 x 11 mins + 10 x 3 mins, Pop-Up Workshop for HEIHEI, up to $299,609. A ukulele teaching and performance series, and a showcase of our tamariki talent.

Yap-Trap, 15 x 2 mins, Peach Prison for HEIHEI, up to $129,171. Remixing, editing, animation and hilarious voices will bring stock and archive photos to life in surreal and ridiculous scenarios.

Science On Ice, 5 x 8 mins, Whitebait Productions for HEIHEI, up to $120,000. The series shines a light on the impacts of climate change, and the amazing science and research New Zealand is conducting in Antarctica.


What Now 2020, 39 x 120 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $3,253,000. What Now live from various locations around the country, entertaining our tamariki whilst building strong, long lasting relationships and celebrating our cultural diversity.

Darwin and Newts 3, 24 x 11 mins, Whitebait Productions for TVNZ 2, up to $1,000,000. An animated adventure series that follows Darwin and his sister Newts as they explore, experiment and discover how things work in the great outdoors.

The Vloggingtons 2, 16 x 5 mins, Yoozoo for HEIHEI, up to $496,639. The Vloggingtons are four kids who always find creative ways to turn ordinary moments of their day into video clips that are #extra-epicool!

Young Riders 2, 24 x 8 mins, Greenstone TV for HEIHEI, up to $475,742. This series follows young New Zealanders as they train and compete in national equestrian events.

The Drawing Show 2, 13 x 4 mins, Mukpuddy Animation for HEIHEI, up to $260,000. The Drawing Show stars Penny and her friends as she teaches viewers how to draw their favourite things.

Welcome To Cardboard City 2, 10 x 3 mins, Vinewood T/A Foundation Animation for HEIHEI, up to $251,850. Welcome To Cardboard City takes place in a world created entirely from cardboard and kids' imaginations.

Norbert and Mylo 3, 40 x 0.5 mins, Loud Mouth Productions for HEIHEI, up to $71,270. Norbert and Mylo are two claymation characters who bring to life jokes submitted by Kiwi kids.


New Music - Projects

Melodownz, Sniffers Ltd, up to $28,000

Niko Walters, Universal Music NZ, up to $30,000

Poetik, 1979 Management LTD, up to $22,000

Robinsion, Page One Management, up to 30,000

Saski, NickNak Media, up to 30,000

The Chills, Southbound, up to 30,000

Theia, NickNak Media, up to $25,680

New Music - Single

Abby Wolfe, Held By You, up to 8,000

Alayna, Glowing, up to $8,000

Beachware, The Arcade, up to $8,000

Cassie Henderson, Tainted, up to $8,000

Cecily, Awake, up to $8,000

Chaii, Vaghti, up to $8,000

Die! Die! Die!, Dead Trees, up to $8,000

Dirty Pixels, Julipa, up to $8,000

Ed Waaka, Revolution, up to $8,000

Foley, Cola, up to $8,000

Indyah, That Night, up to $8,000

Ives, All Night Long, up to $8,000

Jason Kerrison, I Will If You Will, up to $8,000

Jed Parsons, Playstation & Porn, up to $8,000

Jenny Mitchell, Travelling Bones, up to $8,000

Jordan Gavet, Do Better, up to $8,000

Lou'ana Whitney, Wolves, up to $8,000

Marley Sola, Lift Your Head High, up to $8,000

Missy, Petty, up to $8,000

Molly Devine, Call Me Up, up to $8,000

Navvy, If I Can't Have You, up to $8,000

Paddy Echo, Still Fall For You, up to $8,000

The Peacekeepers, Hot Thing, up to $8,000

Tunes Of I, Hey You, up to $8,000

New Music - Kids

Anika Moa, Songs For Bubbas Vol 3 LP, Homespun, Album and visuals, $10,000

Captain Festus McBoyle, Breathe and Pants, Richard Barwell, Songs and visuals, $10,000

Chris Sanders, St John series, Angel Star Publishing, Songs and visuals, $10,000

Claudia Robin Gunn, Little Wild Universe, Little Wild Music, Album and visuals, $10,000

Deano Yipadee, Singing Author series, Yipadee Entertainment, Songs and visuals, $10,000

fleabite, fleaBite Five LP, Robin Nathan, Album and visuals, $6,500

Judi Cranston, Slip Slop Slap and other tracks, Famous Fish Music, Songs and visuals, $10,000

Kath Bee, Magic In Me, Song and visual, $5,760

Levity Beet, Early Childhood Indie LP, Album and visuals, $10,000

Moe & Friends, Back Yourself, Pop-up Studios, Music video, $5,000

Suzy Cato, Suzy & Me EP, Treehut, EP and visuals, $10,000

Takaro Tribe, He Pōhutukawa, Cinco Cine Film Productions, Music video, $5,000

Industry Development

APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2019, APRA, up to $10,000

Waiata Māori Music Awards 2019, Waiata Māori Awards Charitable Trust, up to $10,000

WIFT NZ Awards 2020, WIFT NZ Incorporated, up to $7,000

Going Global Music Summit 2019, Independent Music NZ, up to $2,000

Pitch To Page, Pan-Asian Screen Collective Inc, up to $7,640