​​​​Welcome to the scenic South Island


Productions such as The Lord of the Rings,
The Hobbit, The Narnia Chronicles and more recently, Z for Zachariah, all highlight the breathtaking beauty that Canterbury and the upper South Island regions of New Zealand have on offer: dramatic lakes and glaciers, snow covered alps, wide open plains, black sand beaches, rainforests, and coastline. Christchurch is also the entry point to Antarctica, and is New Zealand's leading tourism gateway via the newly revamped Christchurch International Airport.


Once here you will have access to world renown local film crews, production facilities and game development studios. ​Film Friendly Councils' and local authorities mean hassle free permitting and an abundance of accommodation options are on offer for all budgets and crew numbers. We have the networks and capabilities to ensure your production is a seamless experience from beginning to end, be it big budget features, television series, documentaries, or TVC's,.


Film CanterburY 
regional film office