Call for Proposals: FEMALE Filmmaker’s Project
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body created in terms of the National Film and Video Foundation Act No 73 of 1997 (NFVF Act). The NFVF Act mandates the NFVF to develop and promote the South African film and video industry. In pursuance of this mandate the NFVF is introducing a programme to provide opportunities to enable female filmmakers to develop, write, direct and produce 10 short films each (“the Film”) over a period of 3 years.
The concept for the Women Filmmaker’s Project is to appoint a production company to assist the NFVF in carrying out its mandate with respect to providing opportunities to female filmmakers to make short films.
The successful production company (“the Company”) will be required to manage, execute and deliver all 10 films over a period of 3 years, each of which must be made, as completely as possible, by a team of female filmmakers (“the Filmmakers”).
The Company must select a team of filmmakers in accordance with a call for submissions, which must be approved by the NFVF prior to being published and must include (not exclusively) the following criteria for submissions:
- Female applicants with a minimum of two years’ experience in the industry in any department;
- Preference given to females who have not had an opportunity to make a film;
- Female individuals may or may not both write and direct.
The Company in collaboration with the NFVF will agree on the stories to go into development, which development process will be managed by the Company
Upon completion of the development of the scripts, the Company and the NFVF will select the best scripts for production.
The Company will then work with Tier 2 Filmmakers in the production of the films from pre-production to post production until delivery of the films.
WHO QUALIFIES TO APPLY
To be eligible for selection to manage, execute and deliver the films, the production company must:
The Company must be able to commit and adhere to the following terms of the NFVF brief:
All applicants should provide the following documentation:
FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION
Final development schedule and budget
Call for filmmakers
Key mentor team CVs
Final filmmaker selection with profiles
Synopses of final film selections
Progress report on development schedule
Final production schedule and budget
Proof of additional financing (where applicable)
Final crew list
Final cast list
Post Production schedule
Final delivery of films
Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any queries maybe directed to Thandeka Zwana at email@example.com
Closing date for proposals is the 28th of February 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.