Project Partners

Recent Project Funders

New Zealand Film Commission

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision received a one-off grant from the New Zealand Film Commission to support the archive’s digitisation programme.

The grant assisted with the purchase of an ARRISCAN film scanner that we use to create high quality digital preservation copies of selected New Zealand feature and short films.

Wellington City Council

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision received grant funding from the Wellington City Council Creative Communities Scheme towards the 2015 Mini-Sized Square Eyes programmes and the Siapo Cinema festivals 2015 and 2016.

The archive also received funding from the new Communities on Bikes fund to host the 2016 New Zealand Bicycle Film Festival.

New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO

Since 2013, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has been working with the National Archives of the Cook Islands (NACI) on a project to transfer its audiovisual collection from the Cook Islands to safe physical and digital storage in New Zealand. Thanks to the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, we are able to complete the next stage of this project in 2016-17.

The Thomas George Macarthy Trust

Thomas George Macarthy was a Wellington Brewer who died in August 1912. In his will he provided for a trust that would support strong, inclusive and supportive communities in Wellington. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision received funding for a video kit, which means that we can record the events and activity that take place in our Wellington hub for distribution to our wider communities throughout New Zealand.

Coffee Supreme

Coffee Supreme are an independent coffee roaster supplying cafes, homes and offices all across New Zealand and Australia, and a sparkling coffee machine for our café at Te Anakura.

Programme and In-Kind Supporters

The ARRISCAN film scanner.

Past Project Funders

Saving Frames (2009 - 2014)

Saving Frames was a comprehensive programme to secure New Zealand’s film heritage for the digital era. The project has seen the life expectancy of over 20,000 films extended by a combination of research, cataloguing, repackaging, conservation and repair, copying, scanning, investment in new technology, and vault building.

Saving Frames: Principal Funder

Saving Frames: Partner

Saving Frames: Whitireia Nitrate Storage Facility (in partnership with Archives New Zealand)

Whitireia Nitrate Storage Facility.

Saving Frames: Northpoint (Plimmerton) Storage Facility

Northpoint (Plimmerton) Storage Facility.
  • Pub Charity
  • Stout Trust
  • Trusts Charitable Foundation
  • Scientia Trust: The Cinema Archive Fund
  • Adam Foundation
  • David Compton
  • Doug Eckhoff
  • Michael Houstoun and Mike Nicolaidi
  • Jane Kominik
  • Yvonne MacKay
  • John and Mary Marshall
  • Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne
  • Barrie Saunders
  • Lindsay Shelton

Jonathan Dennis Library

The fit-out of the Jonathan Dennis Library, at the archive's Wellington headquarters, was made possible by a grant from the combined community trusts in recognition of the nationwide benefit gained by this project.

The Jonathan Dennis Library.

Mediaplex Founding Partners

The following trusts contributed to the build of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision's Wellington mediaplex, which encompasses cinema, medialibrary and cafe spaces.