Accessing Aotearoa/New Zealand Film Heritage Trust Titles

Te Whakauru ki ngā Kiriata o Te Puna Ataata


The Trust aims to make titles in our care accessible, where possible. Permission to hold individual screenings or use clips must be sought directly from the Trust. Sometimes this will incur a licence fee and require an agreement to be signed. Depending on the circumstances, the Trust may ask for an acknowledgement either on screen, in print materials, or to be given verbally.

Currently, the New Zealand Film Commission handles the sales and distribution rights for many Trust titles, and the collection and distribution of income under the Te Ahi Kā framework.



Clip Licences

Ngā Raihana Topenga


Licensees need to be aware they may incur separate fees for accessing materials, commonly through Ngā Taonga, and it is up to a licensee to either satisfy themselves that the available materials are suitable for purpose or be responsible for costs incurred in creating suitable materials. Any materials created will become the property of the Trust.

The Trust will need answers to the following points to arrange a clip licence:


  1. The name of the project the clip will be used for;
  2. The length of the clip/s you wish to licence, including timecodes;
  3. Media type/s (for example, online download to own, online streaming, cinematic theatrical/non-theatrical, DVD, free to air, Pay TV, VOD, Hotel, Airline);
  4. Territories (for example, New Zealand only, Worldwide);
  5. Term (how long for);
  6. Official licensee (company name or individual);
  7. The budget you have allocated for a licence.

We adhere to international rates for clips, although case-by-case negotiation is possible. The Trust’s clip rate card is available to download.


Screening Licences

Ngā Raihana Whakakite


As with clip licences, there is common information we need to collect in order to arrange a screening licence for a Trust title.

  1. Where the screening is to be held.
  2. Whether people will be paying to attend.
  3. What the purpose of the screening is. For example, a fundraiser, inclusion in a festival, to show to a media studies class.
  4. Whether it will be one screening or more.
  5. The name of the official licensee.
  6. The budget you have allocated for a licence.

There will usually be a screening fee involved, negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

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