NFVF calls for funding applications

The beginning of the new financial year is upon us and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for submissions of applications for funding for that include: training, marketing and distribution support and development and production financing.

Deadline date for applications is the 22nd of April 2015.

All applicants are advised to carefully study the criteria and submission requirements in all areas for which funding is being sought. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after the deadline will only be considered for the next quarterly meeting of council.

The following categories will be considered for production and development funding:



Short films

TV Formats

The following categories will be considered for training applications:

International Bursaries

Training Provider funding

The following Marketing and Distribution categories will be applicable for applications:

Marketing and Distribution, which entails funding for print and advertising as well as for independent DVD distribution.
Film Festival, which provides financial support to individuals or organisations to host local film festivals which create a unique offering for the industry

All applications must be hand delivered or posted to the NFVF at 87 Central Street, Houghton, Johannesburg, 2198. No e-mail submissions will be accepted. The NFVF is however working on an online application platform that will be in operations soon.

To download the applications forms, go to the following link:

To view the funding criteria for all the categories, go to the following link:
The deadline for applications is the 22nd of April 2015. Please note the foundation will inform applicants of the outcome of the applications in June 2015.

For any queries regarding development and production email Vuyo Sokupa on

For any queries regarding training or bursaries email Pretty Mthiyane on

For any queries regarding marketing and distribution email Lerato Mokopanele on

Approved applicants will be required to submit proof of banking details such as a letter from the bank, bank statement or cancelled cheque, tax clearance certificate (where applicable) as well as a newly certified copy of ID.

These documents should be submitted to NFVF finance before payment is processed.

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