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Call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year

By 29 June 2021No Comments

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for funding applications is open

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year is now open for the following funding categories:

  • Festival Hosting
  • Marketing and Distribution
  • Development (feature films, documentaries, short films and TV Formats)
  • Production (feature films, short films and documentaries, web series archive and post-production)
  • Training Service Provider

Individuals, companies, and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for any of the above funding categories. Specific conditions are applicable for each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before submitting an application.

Opening date for submissions:          3 September 2018

Closing date for submissions:            Production and Development: 24 September 2018

                                                       Training: 1 October 2018                              

                                                        Marketing and Distribution: 3 October 2018

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link:

Important notice

Please take note of the following disclaimers:

  1. Tier yourself accordingly
  2. Carefully read the definitions of the sub-categories before selecting
  3. It is advisable that the main applicant applies instead of using a 3rd party to apply on their behalf
  4. Only recently certified documents will be accepted. (NOT OLDER THAN 3 MONTHS, WITH A DATED STAMP)
  5. Only valid documents will be allowed (NOT EXPIRED)
  6. Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified

Tier breakdown:

Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 theatrically released feature films.

Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience but who have developed and produced 1-2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, 2-3 short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production.

Tier 3: New entrants into the industry, particularly recent film school graduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. This intervention is geared towards first-time filmmakers having a “calling card” in the film industry. This tier is only eligible for short film funding.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted.

For any queries regarding applications please contact:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo

Applications Officer


Telephone: 011 484 0880


Manti Sekwakwa

Applications Coordinator


Telephone: 011 484 0880

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