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Call for Documentary Project: Life and Times of Solomon Thekiso Plaatjie
The NFVF invites all eligible and reputable TIER 1 filmmakers (refer to the definition in our funding policy) to submit a proposal celebrating the life and legacy of Solomon Thekiso Plaatjie. The closing date for applications is 10 November 2020.

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in November 2020 has been extended
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance for festivals taking place in November 2020 has been extended.

Short list nomination of candidates to serve as members on the NFVF council
Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites members of the general public to comment on the short list of names to be considered to serve as Council members of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in terms of the National Film and Video Foundation Act, 1997 (Act No. 73 of 1997).

Call for medium-length documentary films
The NFVF in partnership with the SABC and STEPS invite documentary filmmakers to submit proposals for 24-minute documentary films about Covid-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on South Africa.

Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive for Television Projects 2020
Guidelines for Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive for Television Projects 2020

Invitation for South African filmmakers to submit films for the 93rd Oscars International Feature Film category
The NFVF is extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 93rd Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The closing date for submissions is the 12 October 2020, 16h00.

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in October 2020 are open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place in October. Deadline 9 September 2020. Apply on https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za/

Vacancy: Partnerships & Distribution Manager
Vacancy Partnerships & Distribution Manager

Vacancy: Appointment of members to serve on the audit and risk committee
Audit and Risk, committee

Vacancy: Independent Executive Producer – South African Film & Television Awards
Vacancy: Independent Executive Producer – South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs)

Call for applications for the NFVF virtual classes
The NFVF invites all filmmakers to apply to participate in virtual classes. The classes will run from 30 August - 30 October 2020 and successful applicants will be provided with data to enable attendance. Apply at: training@nfvf.co.za

NFVF Cycle 1 2020/21 funding approvals
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce the following funding approvals for funding Cycle 1

NFVF COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
The NFVF has initiated a relief fund aimed to support and assist independent freelance practitioners, technical and production crew in the film and television industry who have been affected and infected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Deadline: 3 September 2020, Midnight.

The NFVF call for development and production funding applications is open.
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2020/21 financial year is now open for the Development and Production

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in August and September 2020 are open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place between the 17th of August to the 30th of September 2020.

NFVF Call for SEDIBA Programme facilitate
The NFVF is looking for scriptwriting c/mentors who will facilitate the SEDIBA "Spark" scriptwriting workshops and mentor emerging scriptwriters over a period of one year.

Invitation for SA film practitioners to participate as jury members for the 93rd Oscars: International Feature Film category
The NFVF is extending a call to all South African film practitioners to submit nominations of key industry specialists in the film sector to be the official South African Academy Selection Committee for 2020.

SHORT FICTION FILM TO SCREEN AT FESTIVAL IN THE US
ADDRESS UNKNOWN, directed by Nadine Angel Cloete (Action Kommandant) - first-ever short fiction film inspired by the forced removals in District Six, will be screened at the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia in the US.

The National Film and Video Foundation Call for Drive-In proposal submissions
NFVF Call for Drive-In proposal submissions: In light of the effects of COVID-19 on the film industry, the NFVF has decided to use alternate ways to reach our audience through the introduction of a Drive-in strategy.

The NFVF extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of SAFTAs award-winning actress, Mary Twala
The NFVF is deeply saddened by the passing of Legendary award-winning actress, Mary Twala.

The NFVF Council calls for nominations for individuals to serve as members in the Marketing & Distribution Advisory Panel
The NFVF is seeking individuals to serve on the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel. Nominations should be forwarded by e-mail to applications@nfvf.co.za. Closing Date: 24 July 2020

First ever online youth film festival
Online festival

Applications open for Film London Production Finance Market
Film London, Funding, NFVF, Colleboratoions,

Celebrating the youth of SA: Youth Power Online Audio-Visual Series
Celebrating the youth of SA: Youth Power Online Audio-Visual Series

The National Film and Video Foundation COVID-19 funding evaluations still underway
The National Film and Video Foundation COVID-19 funding evaluations still underway

Invitation to submit proposals for the youth filmmaker project: 2020/2021
The NFVF in collaboration with the SABC are pleased to announce that the call for writers to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project is now open. Deadline: Tuesday, 30th June 2020 – midnight.

NFVF Call for Submission for Training Provider Grant
The NFVF call for training provider submissions is now open. Submission deadline: 30 June 2020

Call for International Bursary Applications for Film & TV Postgraduate Studies
The NFVF International bursary programme, aimed at building capacity by upskilling film & TV professionals for global competitiveness through its support of qualifying applicants for overseas studies, is open. Deadline 31 August 2020, 17h00.

Call for National Bursary Applications for Film & Television Studies
The NFVF National bursary programme, aimed at stimulating and developing skills for applicants who want to enter the film & TV industry is open. Deadline 30 August 2020, 17h00.

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market Student Online Mentorship Programme
The NFVF is pleased to announce a student mentorship programme, in association with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market in France, to promote and nurture emerging talent in the field of animation.

The NFVF funding applications to attend virtual markets and festivals taking place in June 2020 have been extended.
The NFVF call for Virtual Festivals and Markets Attendance has been extended for festivals taking place in June 2020. These festivals include the Cannes International Film Festival and Annecy/MIFA. Deadline 29 May 2020

NFVF funding application to attend virtual markets and festivals taking place in June 2020 is open.
The NFVF call for Virtual Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place in June 2020. These festivals include the Cannes International Film Festival and Annecy/MIFA.

SAFTAs14 Winners to be announced
Hosted by Dineo Ranaka, SAFTAs 14 winners will be announced on Twitter on the 29th of April 2020 at 17:00 in line with the countrywide lockdown and social distancing requirements.

Urgent notice to all producers, not just IPO members, awaiting Rebate and EMIA payments from the DTI.


The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for funding applications is extended
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 1 funding applications for the 2020/21 financial year has been extended for the following funding categories Production and Development. Deadline 12 April 2020, midnight.

Call to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project has been extended
The NFVF in collaboration with KZNFC, and the SABC, are pleased to announce that the call to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project is now open. CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2020

The NFVF to offer immediate relief to film practitioners amid COVID-19 lockdown
The NFVF to offer immediate relief to film practitioners amid COVID-19 lockdown with the early release of Calls for Funding. The NFVF will also provide a once-off cash injection to the ten companies currently commissioned by the organisation to assist during this distressing time of cancelled production shoots.

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture: Sector relief framework and criteria
Department of Sport, Arts and Culture: Sector relief categories to be considered for support through the relief intervention

The NFVF call for funding applications is open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 1 funding applications for the 2019/20 financial year is now open for the following funding categories Production and Development

The NFVF call for funding applications for Festival Hosting and Marketing and Distribution is open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications is now open for Marketing and Distribution as well as Festival Hosting (for festivals taking place in July - November 2020)

5th BRICS Film Festival - Call for submissions
The NFVF and the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture invite South African filmmakers to submit feature fiction and short films to screen at the BRICS Film Festival in Moscow, Russia. It will be held from the 21st to the 25th of May, 2020.

SAFTAs 14 update
In light of the announcement made by President Ramaphosa and the Government’s strict actions in response to the COVID19 (“Coronavirus”) outbreak, the SAFTAs will no longer take place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 – 28 March 2020.

Submission of the longlist for public comments on nominations of candidates to serve on the council of the National Film and Video Foundation
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites members of the general public to comment on the long list presented, of persons nominated to serve as Council members of the NFVF.

Invitation to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project
The NFVF in collaboration with KZNFC, and the SABC, are pleased to announce that the call to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project is now open. CLOSING DATE: 10th April 2020.

Call for International Bursary Applications for Film & TV Postgraduate Studies
The NFVF would like to invite eligible applicants to apply for International Bursaries in Film and Television Post Graduate Studies.

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in May 2020 are open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place in May2020. https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za

Call for Nomination for NFVF Council 2020
The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr. Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the Film and Video Industry and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of the Council of the National Film and Video Foundation.

SAFTAs 14 open the call for “IN MEMORIAM”
Call to the South African film and television industry to submit names of our dearly departed practitioners who passed between 1 March 2019 to date. All submissions must be emailed to staceyl@nfvf.co.za by the 6th of March 2020.

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in April 2020 are open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place in April 2020. https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za

Call for the South African Film And Television Awards (SAFTA’s) Skills Transfer Programme
NFVF/SAFTAs invites Gauteng based final year students, who are studying; Film and Television Production, Public Relations and Events Management, to apply for the SAFTAs Skills Transfer Programme.

14th Annual South African Film & Television Awards Returns to Joburg
The NFVF today officially announced that the SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards), will be hosted on the 27th (Craft Awards) and 28th (Main televised awards) of March 2020 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Gauteng.

14th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) open the call for Discretionary Award Nominations
SAFTAs 14 extends a call to the South African film and television industry to nominate nominees for Discretionary Award Nominations

UNESCO project for African women filmmakers call
UNESCO is offering a 2-week filmmaking residency (29 March to 12 April 2020) for 10 young African women filmmakers from different selected countries in Africa. Deadline: 10 January 2020

NFVF Congratulates Approved 2019/20 Bursary Students
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) would like to congratulate the approved 2019/2020 bursary beneficiaries.

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 3 funding applications for the 2019/20 financial year is now open.

Blue Ice Pictures, Blue Ice Africa and The National Film and Video Foundation Mentorship Programme call for submissions
Blue Ice Pictures and Blue Ice Africa in partnership with The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will be hosting a three-week mentorship and hands-on training programme for emerging female filmmakers in February/March 2020.

Canada and South Africa renew codevelopment incentive now open
Co-development, NFVF, CMF, National Film and Video Foundation, Canadian Media Fund, Funding, South Africa, Canada

Call to participate in the NFVF’s Skills Transfer Programme
The NFVF invites Gauteng Province or Limpopo Province based final year students, who are studying Film and Television related courses at accredited tertiary institutions to apply for the NFVF’s Skills Transfer Programme.

Call for NFVF Documentary Slate Proposals 2020
The NFVF would like to invite eligible production companies to submit proposals for the 3rd documentary slate funding. The slate funding will be administered over a period of three years.

Call for Sediba International Financing Programme
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for producers to submit for the Sediba International Financing Programme is now open.

The NFVF calls for nominations of individuals to serve as additional members of the advisory panel for Education & Training
The NFVF is looking for industry experts who would like to serve as members of the advisory panel for grant funding adjudication in accordance with the NFVF Act, 73 of 1997.

Call for entries are now open for SAFTAs 14
The NFVF announced the call for local production companies to submit their entries for the 14th Annual SAFTAs at the NFVF Media Day which took place at the Capital Empire Hotel in Sandton on the 15th of October 2019.

Vacancy: Audit Committee Member
Interested and suitably qualified persons are invited to apply to serve on the Audit Committee of the NFVF in terms of Section 76 and 77 of the PFMA, Act No 1 of 1999 as amended read together with Chapter 3 of Treasury Regulations.

Junior Entertainment Talent Slate call for entry
The Junior Entertainment Talent Slate Co-Production Initiative, funded and supported by the NFVF, Telefilm Canada, Nord Media, HessenFilm & Medien, Screen Ireland, FilmInvest Norway is open for entry.

SAFTA’s call for Overall Judging Chairpersons Nominations
The NFVF extends a call to the South African Film and Television industry to nominate two individuals who will act in the capacity of Overall Judging Chairpersons of the Judging Committee.

South Africa selects 'Knuckle City' for the 92nd Academy Awards - Best International Feature Film Category.
'Knuckle City' is this year’s SA entry for the highly coveted best International Feature Film award for the 2020 Academy Awards.

Vacancy: Environment, Health & Safety Officer
Vacancy: Health & Safety Officer who will develop and oversee the implementation of all health and safety documents, and processes, as well as ensuring effective Health & Safety operations.

Call to participate in the NFVF’s Skills Transfer Programme
The NFVF invites Gauteng based, final year students, to apply to work with an NFVF appointed Video and Photography Company, for a period of five (5) days at the 2019 Heritage Education Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP) from the 23 – 27 September 2019.

Vacancy: Chief Financial Officer
Vacancy for NFVF CFO. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit their abridged CV via email to vacancies@nfvf.co.za no later than 15 September 2019.

NFVF call for funding applications is open
The NFVF call for cycle 2 funding applications for Production and Development and Training and Development: Training provider.

The NFVF invites directors to apply for the Youth Filmmaker Project
The NFVF, in collaboration with the SABC is pleased to announce that the call for Directors to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project is open.

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in November 2019 are open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place in November 2019. https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za

Invitation for South African filmmakers to submit films for the Oscars International Feature Film category
The NFVF is extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the Oscars.

Oliver Hermanus’ new film “Moffie” invited to Premiere at Venice International Film Festival
Oliver Hermanus and Portobello Productions are delighted to confirm that their new film, MOFFIE, will have its World Premiere in the official selection of the 76th Venice Film Festival which starts on August 28, 2019.

Student Mentor Volunteer Programme At The 40th Durban International Film Festival
The NFVF in partnership with DIFF is pleased to invite eligible final year students to apply for the “Volunteer Student Mentor Programme”.

Call for submissions: IDFA’s markets
IDFA is now accepting submissions for IDFA Forum and Docs for Sale! Deadline for IDFA Forum is August 15; the submission deadline for Docs for Sale is September 15.

Invitation to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project 2019/20 has been extended
The NFVF in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), is pleased to announce that the call to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project has been extended to the 5th of July 2019.

Invitation to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project 2019/20
The NFVF in collaboration with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), is pleased to announce that the call to submit proposals for the Youth Filmmaker Project is now open.

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 2019/20 financial year is now open.

French and South African partners collaborate to support South African animation industry
South African startup innovation hub, the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, and the NFVF have strengthened their ties with international partners by signing official partnership agreements with Paris-based animation school, Gobelins, and the French Embassy in South Africa.

Partnerships strengthen the growth of South African animation industry at Annecy
The NFVF in partners with leading organisations to support and lead the South African delegation comprising of four animation students and professionals to this year’s Annecy Animated Film Festival (Annecy) and Market (MIFA) held between the 10th and 15th of June 2019 in France.

NFVF cycle 1 FY 2019/20 Funding Approvals.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce the following funding approvals for funding cycle 1 FY 2019/20.

4th BRICS Film Festival – Call For Film Submission
South African filmmakers are invited to submit their films in the following categories: short films, documentary or feature fiction films to screen at the 4th BRICS Film Festival taking place from the 23rd September -10th October 2019.

Call for National Bursary Applications for Film & Television Studies
The NFVF invites eligible applicants to apply for National Bursaries for Film & Television Studies. Deadline for applications: 30 August 2019 at 17h00.

NFVF submission call for training provider grant
The NFVF call for training provider submissions is now open. The aim of this funding is to award grant funding to accredited training companies.

3rd ANNUAL SPEED DATING SESSION at the 2019 Durban Film Mart
The NFVF invites all eligible filmmakers to submit proposals for the 3rd Annual Speed Dating Session that will be taking place during the Durban Film Mart, 19-22 July 2019, during the 40th Durban International Film Festival.

EMERGING BLACK FILMMAKERS TRANSFORMATION FUND CALL FOR SUBMISSION
he National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) invites emerging black filmmakers

Annecy Student Mentorship Programme
The NFVF invites final year animation students to submit character designs that are inspired by lead characters from any South African films.

The NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider.
The NFVF calls for applications for a training service provider, in order to enhance the career development of new entrants in the film industry by delivering accredited, targeted training and development initiatives.

Zanzibar Student Mentorship Programme
The NFVF invites eligible final year students to apply for the “Zanzibar Student Mentorship Programme”.

NFVF internship programme call
The NFVF invites eligible applicants to apply for the NFVF internship programme.

APPROVED PROJECTS – CYCLE 3 – FY 2018/19
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce the following funding approvals for funding cycle 3.

NFVF call for cycle 1 funding applications for the 2019/20 are open
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 1 funding applications for the 2019/20 financial year is now open.

Cannes International Film Festival – Call for project submissions to the NFVF
The NFVF calls for project submissions which will be published in a catalogue and an audio visual file of projects between the 2018/19 period, seeking either completion finance or sales agents.

ALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
NFVF would like to invite eligible applicants to apply for International Bursaries in Film and Television Post Graduate Studies.

Holding Statement: Best Documentary Short
The NFVF is committed to working with all stakeholders to prioritise a speedy resolution in the interests of both parties.

South African Films Set to Take Centre Stage at the 50th Anniversary Symposium of FESPACO in Burkina Faso.
FESPACO is currently underway in Burkina Faso with seven South African films nominated for FESPACO Awards.

THE NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION (NFVF) CALL FOR FESTIVAL HOSTING AND MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION FUNDING APPLICATIONS IS OPEN
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Festival Hosting and Marketing and Distribution funding is now open.

Pearl Modiadie and Thomas Msengana to host SAFTA 13
The NFVF is proud to announce that the 13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 13) will be hosted by seasoned radio DJ Thomas Msengana and media starlight Pearl Modiadie.

The NFVF brings you the 2nd edition of “The Road to Annecy” pitching session at CTIAF
The NFVF in partnership with MIFA brings you “The Road to Annecy” pitching session that will be taking place at the Cape Town International Animation Film Festival (CTIAF) from the 8th – 10th March 2019.

Constitution Hill Call for Proposals
Constitution Hill will be hosting its 2nd Annual Human Rights Festival 21-24 March 2019, under the theme “25 Years of Democracy”.

Invitation to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project
The NFVF in collaboration with KZNFC, the SABC, and CATA, is pleased to announce that the call to submit proposals for the Female Filmmaker Project is now open.

SAFTAs 13 Nominees list
SAFTAs 13 Nominees list, announced at the nominee’s announcement on the 8th of February 2019, at Ster-Kinekor, The Zone, in Johannesburg.

SAFTAs 13 in memoriam call
SAFTAs 13 request for the submission of members in the South African film and television industry, who have passed away this past year.

The Business of African Film & Content at Pavillon Afriques, Cannes Film Festival 2019
The Pavillon Afriques is slated to become THE busiest, most glamorous meeting, networking and business hub at Cannes this year.

Film Summit Programme
Government through National Department of Arts and Culture will host the South African Film Summit from 4 -5 February 2019 at Skyrink Studios, in Johannesburg Gauteng.

Invitation to submit Documentary Proposals for The Next 25 Years of Democracy 2019
The NFVF invites eligible production companies to submit proposals under the theme: “ The Next 25 Years of Democracy”.

Invitation to submit proposals for the Fiction Slate
NFVF call to submit proposals for the 4th fiction slate funding is open.

13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 13) update
SAFTAs managed under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), will take place on the 2nd of March 2019 at the Sun City, Superbowl.

13th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) call for Discretionary Award Nominations
SAFTAs extends a call to the South African film and television industry to nominate SAFTAs 13 Discretionary Award Nominees.

NFVF funding approvals for cycle 2 of the 2018/19
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce the following funding approvals for cycle 2 of the 2018/19 financial year.

Invitation for applications to serve on the audit committee of the NFVF
Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified persons to serve on the Audit Committee of the NFVF.

The Tokoloshe takes a bow in Sweden and Belgium
Global horror fans have fallen for ‘The Tokoloshe’, the new film directed by Jerome Pikwane and starting Petronella Tshuma (Rhythm City, Scandal!), which opens at cinemas in South Africa on 2 November.

Call for SEDIBA programme facilitators/mentor
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.

The NFVF’s participation at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF)
The NFVF will be participating at the last day of the industry programme at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF), on the 13th of October 2018.

SAFTAs 13 call for entries closing date extension
The closing date for the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs 13) call for entries has been extended to the 19th of October 2018 at 17h00.

The NFVF extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of SAFTAs award-winning actress, Shoki Mokgapa
The NFVF is deeply saddened by the passing of award-winning actress, Shoki Mokgapa.

A CALL TO PARTICIPATE AT THE NFVF’S SKILLS TRANSFER PROGRAMME
The NFVF is awarding three Gauteng based students an opportunity to work with the appointed Video and Photography company at the Heritage Education Schools Outreach Programme (HESOP).

South Africa’s official selection to the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Best Foreign Language Film
The NFVF is proud to announce Sew the Winter to My Skin as South Africa's official entry for the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for completed project submissions and trailers
The NFVF has created a VOD site to assist the audio-visual industry in distributing content locally and internationally, allowing VOD users to watch films and TV shows when they choose to, rather than having to watch at a specific broadcast time.

South Africa signs Co-Production treaty MOU with Brazil
The NFVF is pleased to announce the signing of South Africa’s first Co-Production treaty with fellow BRICS nation, the Federative Republic of Brazil.

SAFTAs 13 Call for entries are now open!
The NFVF opens the call for the much anticipated 13th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

Paranormal thriller ‘The Tokoloshe’ to screen at first-ever Comic Con Africa (14 to 16 September)
The Tokoloshe, directed by Jerome Pikwane and starring Petronella Tshuma, will screen at the first-ever Comic Con Africa, at the Kyalami Convention Centre from 14 to 16 September.

The Africa Hub makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival (tiff)
The Africa Hub was conceptualised by national film funding bodies from South Africa, Nigeria and Namibia in attempt to augment African presence at international film festivals and markets. The Hub will make its debut at tiff from the 6th – 16th of September 2018.

Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF) Call for submission
The NFVF and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

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

The Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF) Partnership Renewal
The NFVF has resigned the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for the EBFTF.

Vacancy: Temp: Finance Manager
The vacancy for a Temporary Finance Manager will be to provide accurate financial information and manage financial systems in accordance with generally recognized accounting practices (GRAP).

CALL FOR FILMS - FESPACO 2019
Professionals of the film and audio-visual industry are kindly informed that registration for the selection of films as part of the 26th Edition of FESPACO, due from 23rd February to 02nd March 2019, is open.

Canada and South Africa co-development incentive now open
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the 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.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) ignites the film industry in the Eastern Cape
The NFVF has been instrumental in pursuing the decentralisation of film activities and the establishment of film commissions in the various provinces and will be supporting and assisting in the establishment of a functional film commission in the Eastern Cape.

Guidelines for Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive for Television Projects 2018
The Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive (“the Incentive”) is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund) and the NFVF to fund the co-development of eligible television projects between producers from Canada and South Africa.

Participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission to Los Angeles
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission that will take place in Los Angeles, United States, from 31 October to 7 November 2018.

Canada and South Africa renew co-development incentive
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the NFVF 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 NFVF participates at the Annual Durban International Film Festival (19 – 29 July 2018)
The NFVF congratulates the five NFVF funded films that have been included in the official festival selection; Farewell Ella Bella, Mayfair, Not In My Neighbourhood, The Adventures of Supermama and Table Manners. It is encouraging to the see the content funded by the NFVF dominating local festivals along with other continental productions.

NFVF supports Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress
The NFVF has, for the first time, supported the Nature, Environment, and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) that will be taking place from the 16 – 18 July 2018 at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

The 3rd BRICS Film Festival is set to kick off this July (22 – 27 July 2018) in Durban
South Africa has assumed the BRICS rotational chairpersonship for 2018, succeeding the People’s Republic of China. The year 2018 completes the first decade of BRICS Summit. South Africa will host the 10th BRICS Summit and the 3rd BRICS Film Festival. As a member of BRICS, South Africa through the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) will take over the responsibilities of hosting the 3rd BRICS Film Festival.

NFVF statement on The Number
The NFVF will not support acts that go directly against the pledge signed by the NFVF, but more importantly against the values that the NFVF is built on.

NFVF Volunteer student mentor programme
The NFVF invites Kwa-Zulu Natal based students to apply to participate in the Volunteer Student Mentor Programme.

Call for the 91st Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category is open
The NFVF is extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the Oscars. The Academy has opened a call for entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration.

Invitation To Submit Proposals Animation Training for High School Learners NFVF AT 001/2018
The NFVF invites suitable service providers to submit proposals for Animation Training for High School Learners NFVF AT 001/2018

The NFVF invites interested applicants who meet the criteria to apply for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) vacancy
The National Film and Video Foundation invites interested applicants who meet the criteria to apply for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) vacancy

NFVF Igniting Youth Stories at Ster-Kinekor, Newtown Junction 30 June and 1 July 2018.
The NFVF in partnership with SABC 1, NFC, and the KZNFC will host the NFVF Igniting Youth Stories event at Ster-Kinekor, Newtown Junction on the 30th of June 2018 and the 1st of July 2018.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council calls for nominations for individuals to serve as members in the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel
The NFVF is seeking individuals to serve on the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel in Accordance with the NFVF Act, 73 of 1997.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for filmmakers to attend the Nature Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress, July 16th – 18th 2018.
The NFVF is pleased to announce the call for filmmakers to attend the Nature Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress, taking place on the 16th to the 18th of July 2018.

National Film and Video Foundation Video on Demand – Call for completed project submissions and trailers
The NFVF has created a Video on Demand (VOD) site dedicated to South African Films and to raise public awareness and showcase your content.

National Film And Video Foundation Speed Dating Session at the Durban Filmmart 2018
Speed Dating Session at the Durban Filmmart 2018 aims to create a platform for South African producers with developed feature film projects to meet with local and international producers, distributors and programmers as well as local and international funding agencies

The South African animation industry well represented at Annecy festival MIFA 2018
The NFVF is part of the South African delegation at the Annecy festival MIFA taking place between the 11th and 16th of June 2018.

Call for submission to the South African Film Festival of Australia (SAFFA)
The South African Film Festival of Australia (SAFFA) is seeking