Hang in there

To all our content makers and platforms – we are thinking of you as you grapple with the impacts of lockdown.

Please continue to put safety and well-being first. If you need to check in with us on how we can support you please do get in touch by phone or email. Our team is continuing to process payments as normal, and assess funding applications.

Information on the Screen Production Recovery Fund is on our website on our dedicated Responding to COVID-19 page.

For musicians, we know this is a very unsettling and stressful time especially with the uncertainty around live music events and tours. The Music Helps wellbeing service is available if you need someone to talk with. You can contact them at https://musichelps.org.nz or call their helpline 0508 MUSICHELPS.

For artists with funded Singles and Projects that are experiencing delays due to the latest restrictions, we do understand and are happy to push out any pending deadlines. It’s best to just let us know your changed plans once we all get some more certainty. You can contact us about changes at newmusic@nzonair.govt.nz

A reminder too that right now there is literally a captive audience in every home across the motu – promote the heck out of your content in any way you can! And if you have the time yourself, check out local content on demand, discover new local music on our NZ On Air Music Spotify and support local platforms as much as you can.

Ara ki te Puna Kairangi - The Premium Development Fund Round 2 Postponed

NZ On Air, Te Māngai Pāho, and the NZ Film Commission have agreed to postpone by one week Round 2 of Ara ki Te Puna Kairangi – The Premium Development Fund. Current COVID-19 lockdowns and pressures on the screen sector were contributing factors to this decision.


Applications open        30 August

Applications close        21 September


Applications open        23 August

Applications close        14 September

Funding decisions will shift by one week and most likely be made mid-December 2021.

Please direct any enquiries to Kay Ellmers, Kaihautū-Te Puna Kairangi | Co-Head Premium Production Fund.

Te Puna Kairangi - The Premium Development Fund job opportunities

The NZ Film Commission has two exciting new job opportunities supporting the Premium Development Fund.

Funding Advisor – Development

The NZ Film Commission are looking for a Funding Advisor - Development for a short contract to support the Premium Fund team to help assess applications for Round 2 of the Premium Development Fund. They are looking for someone who is available from mid-September to mid-December (12 weeks).

Funding Advisor – Production

The NZ Film Commission are looking for a Funding Advisor - Production with substantial experience in film and TV financing and market knowledge to assist the Premium Fund Team to help assess applications for the Premium Production Fund. This contract role will start early September and finish mid-November (approximately 10 weeks).

Applications for both roles close Tuesday 31 August at 3:00 pm.

Share The Knowledge - Location Managers and Location Co-ordinators course

location course

The Location Managers course and the Location Co-ordinators course are two exclusive screen industry training courses (run in parallel) designed for committed, hard-working individuals who want to take their career to the next stage to learn TV and film Location Co-ordinator and Management procedures and how to manage locations effectively and efficiently.

Share The Knowledge are looking for 16 participants for the Location Manager course and 10 for the Location Co-ordinator Course from across the country, which will include a practical day in preparing a location for a shoot in your region.

You can apply now on the Share The Knowledge website, applications close 27 August 5:00 pm.