Big funding boost for Kiwi doco makers

Kiwi documentaries like the Topp Twins' feature The Untouchable Girls are set for a funding boost. Photo/supplied
Kiwi documentaries like the Topp Twins' feature The Untouchable Girls are set for a funding boost. Photo/supplied

Kiwi documentary-makers have received a $2.5 million dollar funding boost.

NZ On Air and the New Zealand Film Commission have set up the fund to aid New Zealand filmmakers looking to shoot feature-length documentaries.

Filmmakers will be able to register for funding next month, with a view to giving successful projects the go-ahead in October.

Film Commission chief executive Graeme Mason said his agency was committed to growing locally-made documentaries.

He said the intent was to maintain the funding and grow that part of the screen sector.

- Newstalk ZB

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