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Canada and South Africa co-development incentive now open

By 29 June 2021No Comments


Canada and South Africa co-development incentive now open
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have launched a dedicated incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers.
To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organisations. Eligible projects are television programs in the drama, documentary, or children and youth genres. For further details on the program, including guidelines and key dates, please click here. Closing date for applications is October 10, 2018
The total amount of funding available through the Incentive is approximately CAD $120,000 or ZAR 1,200,000 with each funding organization contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is CAD $40,000 or ZAR 200,000.
Finding an international partner
Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by visiting
About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit
About NFVF
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa’s film and video industry. This is done by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry. For more information visit
For media requests, please contact:
André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Communications Manager
Xolelwa Nomgca 
National Film and Video Foundation
Marketing and Communications 
011 483 0881
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