We will invest around $40m in the 2017/18 year in scripted content. This includes audio/visual drama, comedy, animation or any other content that requires a planned creative approach.
Our aim is: Great New Zealand content is valued and enjoyed by many New Zealand audiences.
One of our core functions under the Broadcasting Act 1989 is to reflect and develop New Zealand identity and culture. With a clear strategy and single platform-neutral fund (the NZ Media Fund) we do this by investing in quality, diverse and discoverable content.
We balance different audiences and content types so that New Zealanders can find locally made content made for them on the platforms they use.
And we fund content for a variety of platforms. A qualifying commissioning platform is defined in our strategy for the NZ Media Fund as one that:
To apply for funding you must first register as an applicant using our online applications system, Eric. Registered applicants can manage applications through their personal dashboard, nominate supporting platforms, and update business information. Applications not submitted through Eric will not be considered.
Register and apply here.
We have five funding rounds a year. All deadlines are now 4pm on the date stated.
Please be aware that all your applications are covered by the Official Information Act - read more here.
When funding is approved for a project there are a number of steps content producers need to take.
The May funding round was the last under our previous funding model. Details can be read in our May funding newsletter.
NZ On Air will adopt a new single strategy and single media fund from July 1 2017, after receiving overwhelming support for the new approach from stakeholders.
A new children’s drama series, a family feature film, and a returning favourite series are set to bring more diverse stories to local TV screens.
Six new online and interactive documentaries will cover a broad range of NZ culture and issues on a range of a platforms. The projects were selected from a particularly competitive field.