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Joint doco fund offers second bite at cherry

The NZFC/NZ On Air Joint Documentary Fund, which was disappointingly under-subscribed earlier this year, has now announced its second call for proposals.

The first round received only six applications, of which two received support.

Australia/New Zealand co-production Waves of Anzac Cove for Maori TV received on offer of production support. The other project to receive support was an untitled project by KHF Media for TV One, which received development support.

KHF Media`s project remains in the mix, with the second call announcement noting “a commitment for that project may be made before the application deadline”.

With 80% of the find`s $2.5 million unspent after the initial call, that potential commitment shouldn`t put off applicants.

Application criteria remain essentially as per the first round, with the fund aimed at filmmakers “with an important documentary credit (either television or theatrical)”.

The application deadline is 3 March, with the NZFC and NZ On Air hoping to announce further successful projects in May.

Application info is here.

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