NZ On Air released a discussion paper on NZ documentary funding at the end of June and is seeking feedback on the paper by 24 August.
This is an excellent opportunity to have a say on future directions for documentary funding in New Zealand and to address some of the weaknesses of current funding policy.
I won’t go into my views on the subject of funding in any detail in this post as I’ve covered this pretty extensively in a recent journal article, which can be read here.
However, I might write some more about the discussion paper itself soon. I’ve just come back from three weeks in Australia where I attended the CCI Winter School at QUT, Brisbane and gave a paper at the ANZCA conference in Adelaide and spent the past weekend mentoring at Doc Lab (more on that soon too), so I’m playing catch-up at the moment.
You can download the NZ On Air discussion paper here: http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/news/newspressreleases/pressrelease_2012_06_27.aspx