Marketing and Distribution Funding

The objective of the grant is to provide financial support to filmmakers and distributors to promote their product at film markets and festivals effectively. Innovative marketing and distribution strategies, particularly in-line with NFVF objectives with respect to animation, digital and other new technologies/media will be supported. Productions with budgets of R2.5 million and above will receive support for Print & Advertising of posters and such small items excluding advertising print for larger posters.

Who can apply?

South African independent filmmakers and independent local distributors who have a complete film or TV product

What are the requirements?

  • Completed application form
  • Company profile
  • Certified copies of SA ID
  • Detailed profile of applicant
  • Certificate of incorporation or company registration documents
  • Original tax clearance certificate
  • 1 page letter of motivation
  • 4 DVD copies of the film or make arrangements for a private screening for members of the evaluation panel
  • Project synopsis
  • Business plan which shows expected returns on the marketing outlay
  • Proven marketing and distribution track record of the applicant
  • A marketing and distribution plan with a clear targeted audience, realistic audience and a projection
  • Proof of copyright ownership
  • Clear linkages to other distribution formats and pathways (theatre/video/pay/public TV)
  • Marketing and test screening implementation plan with a audience feedback mechanism
  • Innovative marketing approaches sensitive to the target market
  • Realistic budget
  • A signed distribution agreement
  • A letter of theatrical exhibitor with a projected initial release date if applicable
  • A list of booked or anticipated cities screens and dates

Application form and Funding Policy

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Application for marketing and distribution funding

NFVF Funding Policy




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