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.


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.


Brokering enduring good relations


Celebrating Otago-Southland on screen


Foregrounding local film professionals


Cutting through the red tape for you

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Stimulating regional economic growth


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. 

Current Trustees for 2023 are:

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