What we do

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. We do this by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and also 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. 

Our main objectives:

  • Increase the number of South African films and Previously Disadvantaged Individuals (PDIs) producing them
  • Increase audience access to South African films
  • Increase the number of people trained in the industry, particularly in areas of scarce skills
  • Promote the South African Film Industry locally and internationally
  • Promote social cohesion and the expression of the nation's stories through film



The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in November 2020 has been extended
Short list nomination of candidates to serve as members on the NFVF council
Call for medium-length documentary films
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