Southland’s landscape provides a unique production set for filmmakers, which is complemented by a skilled workforce based in and around Southland and world-class facilities and services.

Southland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for film and television production companies, with a range of productions ranging in size having been shot in the region, exposing it to a wide-reaching, national and international audience, and achieving many economic and social benefits.

The productions include a mix of films, television shows, documentaries and advertisements and Venture Southland supports Film Otago Southland to further promote and develop the local film industry's capacity and capability.  

About Film Otago-Southland 

Film Otago Southland is a collaboration representing six areas in the southern half of New Zealand's South Island – Southland, Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago, Waitaki, Dunedin and Clutha and covers the established film offices of Film Queenstown and Film Dunedin. Film Otago-Southland have the third largest production centre in New Zealand with established industry and infrastructure.

Film Otago-Southland co-ordinates with the local authorities to provide a seamless production experience throughout an incredibly diverse range of locations.

Go to Film Otago-Southland website