The New Zealand Film Commission is a Crown entity that invests in the growth, prosperity and promotion of New Zealand’s film industry, locations, its film makers and their films. It invests in original and culturally significant New Zealand films, helps talented New Zealand filmmakers develop their careers, works to build connections internationally and to grow audiences for New Zealand films, here and overseas. The Film Commission markets New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas, attracts international screen productions to New Zealand, provides a specialist enquiry service and is the first point of contact for incoming international production. It helps negotiate co-production treaties, administers the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant and the 5% Uplift, and certifies official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes. The Film Commission also works to make sure New Zealand screen sector businesses are sustainable and internationally competitive.
We support the Big Screen Symposium as a place of debate, discussion, information and inspiration.
New Zealand makes world-class content for all types of screens. In a rapidly changing environment NZ On Air encourages innovation and diversity to serve New Zealand audiences with great public media. We are proud to support the Big Screen Symposium as a place for great ideas to flourish.
Screen Auckland is the region’s film office and a unit within Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – a council-controlled organisation and Auckland’s economic growth agency. It supports the region’s $1 billion screen production industry by working with partners to attract productions, by facilitating Auckland Council permits for filming in public places, by managing key studio infrastructure, by advocating for the industry nationally and internationally, and by working with industry to increase skill capability and develop pathways into quality screen jobs.
working with partners including NZ Film Commission and Regional Film Offices of New Zealand (RFONZ) to attract productions
facilitating Auckland Council permits for filming in public places
managing key studio infrastructure
advocating for the industry nationally and internationally
working with industry and partners to increase skill capability and develop pathways into quality screen jobs.
Working with key partners and the private owner on the further development of Kumeu Film Studios, and with industry to pursue other studio infrastructure solutions
Work with industry and wider Auckland Council group on Auckland Film Protocol refresh
Grow connections in key international markets such as China, US and Korea.
More than 29,000 students from 150 countries study at AUT across our three campuses in Auckland’s CBD, on the North Shore and in Manukau. We are the second largest university in New Zealand and ranked in the top 2% of universities world-wide. While AUT has a rich institutional history stretching back over 100 years, we have been a university for only 18 years, and this makes our development something of which we can be proud.
Images & Sound is incredibly proud of, and passionate about New Zealand film and television and we are pleased to have the opportunity to give something back to the industry by supporting the great events at this year’s Big Screen Symposium.