About us

What we are

Film Otago Southland is a not-for-profit Trust supporting screen production in the region in collaboration with the Queenstown Lakes and Dunedin film offices.

Our region covers the districts of: Queenstown Lakes, Dunedin, Southland, Central Otago, Waitaki and Clutha.

We're a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). 

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What we do

Our job is to: stimulate regional economic growth by attracting, facilitating and marketing screen productions; develop the sector for regional business; maximise opportunities for regional film professionals; and assist with policy development.

Film-Friendly

Brokering enduring good relations

Showcase

Celebrating Otago-Southland on screen

Opportunity

Foregrounding local film professionals

Facilitate

Cutting through the red tape for you

Add Value

Stimulating regional economic growth

Sustainable

Partnering regional location guardians

Trust Board

Film Otago Southland is a trust funded by contributing regional councils and other organisations, as follows: Queenstown Lakes District Council, Dunedin City Council, Great South, Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), Central Otago District Council and Waitaki District Council.
 
The Trust acts as a point of coordination for filming activity within the region, striving to maximise the economic benefits of this activity, while raising Otago-Southland’s profile as a world-class location in which to do business.

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