48Hours Level Up Grant  - $25,000

Posted 5th August 2022

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga / The New Zealand Film Commission is excited to celebrate the 48Hours 20th Anniversary and will offer the Grand Final winning team an opportunity to pitch for a grant of up to $25,000 to go towards a new film or series project.

The grant must go towards the development and production of a short film or pilot for a series and includes the costs of mentoring support.

The NZFC Talent Development team will partner with the 48Hours team to support the winning team from concept to delivery of the project.

Terms and Conditions

  • The winning team will have the opportunity to pitch to the NZFC for a grant of up to $25,000 to make new project.
  • There will be an informal pitching and workshopping process with the NZFC and 48Hours to agree on the concept and details of the new project. The NZFC must be comfortable with the project and the project must meet its funding requirements.
  • The NZFC will provide ongoing support to develop the script for the project.
  • The project must be a short film or pilot episode for short form series content.
  • A percentage of the grant will be used for project development and mentoring, and the majority of the grant will be utilised for production. The NZFC will determine how the grant will be allocated in consultation with the winning team.
  • The winning team can use other 48Hours prizes to support the project at their discretion.
  • If the winning team chooses not to take up this opportunity or a project is not agreed that meets the NZFC’s requirements, the opportunity will be offered to the first runner up team, and following that, the second runner up team.
  • The NZFC and the winning team will enter into an agreement setting out further terms and conditions of the grant and mentoring support. The terms and conditions will be at the NZFC’s discretion.

Grand National Champ Prize 2022

  • The Grand National Champion APEE
  • $15,000 cash prize - ($12k from Wingnut, $2k from Viva La Dirt League)
  • $20,000 worth of post-production services from Park Road Post*
  • $15,000 worth of gear hire from Portsmouth Film Equipment Rental*
  • $10,000 of licensed music from West One Music*
  • x1 Year Digital Pigeon Professional subscription (valued at US $900 a year)
  • An exclusive pitch opportunity for the 48Hours Level Up Grant ($25,000) with NZFC

T and C's will apply