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Canada and South Africa renew co-development incentive

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Canada and South Africa renew co-development incentive

Toronto, July 20, 2018 – 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, announced today the renewal of an agreement to establish a dedicated incentive over three years for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers. The announcement was made at an event held during the Durban FilmMart (DFM), which takes place in conjunction with Durban International Film Festival.

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. Further details of the program, including key dates, will be announced in the weeks to come.

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 clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

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


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