Industry Organisations

Animation SA

Animation South Africa (A.S.A) is a non-profit organisation mandated by industry to develop and represent South African animation.
We were founded in 2006 by a group of like-minded animation industry professionals who came together to create a culture of knowledge-sharing in South African animation. We currently have two chapters, one in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg. Visit website


Founded in 2003, Film & Event Media produces Business to Business Publications and acts as an online media hub for the film and events industries. We are committed to the growth and development of both industries. Our publications are resources for the local industry and a source of information to international industry members. Our monthlies and annuals include: The Filmmakers Guide to South Africa – a showcase of the SA film industry targeted at an international market; The Event – a monthly that covers the thriving African events and exhibitions industry and The Callsheet – a monthly about the African film industry that covers commercials, film, technology, documentaries and more. Coming in 2012 for the first time is the Event Planner’s Guide to South Africa – the ultimate resource for international event planners looking to utilise SA for their next event or exhibition. Visit website.


Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA)

The Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) is the controlling body set up with the assistance of the Department of Arts and Culture for cultural and creative sectors in South Africa. It was formed as a non-profit company (NPC) to promote and develop the social and economic interests of the cultural and creative industries and to act as the controlling body for these sectors. The company is governed by a Board of Directors in accordance with the CCIFSA Memorandum of Incorporation. Visit website.

Department of Communications

The Department of Communications (DoC) mission is to create an enabling environment for the provision of inclusive communication services to all South Africans in a manner that promotes socio-economic development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and other new technologies, and brand the country locally and internationally. Visit website.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

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Documentary Film Association (DFA)
The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) was established to nurture and develop the interests of documentary filmmakers in South Africa. It remains the only association in the country with the sole purpose of assisting, protecting and promoting documentary filmmakers. Visit website 

Durban Film Office (DFO)

The DFO is a division of the Department of Economic Development at the eThekwini Municipality responsible for the promotion and development of the Film Industry in the eThekwini Municipality. As a publicly funded special purpose vehicle, the DFO has a range of stakeholders, including national, provincial, local government, participants in the different business models of the film sector, host communities, local broadcasters, the international production sector, the media, suppliers and technical crew. Visit website

Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC)

The ECDC is an economic development agency that provides long and short-term finance, assists investors with identifying opportunities within the province, conducts trade promotion. Visit website.  

Film and Publication Board (FPB)

Film and Publication Board (FPB) is a statutory body established by the Films and Publications Act of 1996. The FPB’s task is mainly to classify films, videos, DVDs, computer games and certain publications that are available for public consumption. Visit website

Film Contact

Develop and promote the South African film industry to the audience. Visit website.

Gauteng Film Commission 

The Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) develops, promotes and coordinates the film and television production industry in Gauteng Province. As an agency of the Gauteng Provincial Government, it is tasked with positioning the province as a world-class destination for filmmaking as well as attracting local and international investments in the film and television industry. Visit website.

Industrial Development Corporation

Established in 1940, we are a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. We are owned by the South African government under the supervision of the Economic Development Department. Visit website.

Independent Producers' Organization (IPO)

IPO is an organization of independent film producers in South Africa which strives for a conducive environment for the film, television, non-broadcast, and new media industry. Located in Saxonwold, Gauteng, the IPO provides training and legal advice and functions as the interface between independent producers, government, and other industry providers. Visit website

Kwa-Zulu Natal Film Commission 

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was established in accordance with a provincial Act passed in 2010. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is set to begin fulfilling its mandate to make the province a film production centre. In 2014/2015, the KZNFC developed systems and policies to support and attract national and international roleplayers in the film industry. Visit website.

Limpopo Economic Development Agency

The Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA) is established in terms of the Limpopo Development Corporation Act, Act No.5 of 1994, as amended. It complies with the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)
as a Schedule 3D Agency. It was established as a special economic and development vehicle, culminating in the amalgamation of four agencies; namely:

  • Trade and Investment Limpopo
  • Limpopo Business Support Agency
  • Limpopo Agribusiness Development Corporation
  • Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise

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Limpopo Film Office

Limpopo Film Office was established to represent Limpopo Film Makers. Visit page.


The Media, Information and Communication Technologies Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA) is responsible for skills development in the Advertising, Electronic Media and Film, Electronics, Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors and their subsectors. The MICT sector comprises of 160 Large companies, 342 Medium companies, and 2,785 Small levy-paying companies. Visit website.

South African Screen Federation (SASFED)

The South African Screen Federation (SASFED) is an organization that represents the interest of creatives in the film and video spectra of South Africa. Visit website.

Screen Africa

Screen Africa provides insightful information in its print and electronic publications about SA's professional entertainment industry, comprising broadcast, film, TV, commercials and new media production plus events and professional equipment. Visit website.


WESGRO is the official Destination Marketing, Investment, and Trade Agency for the Western Cape, located in Cape Town. They are the first point of contact for foreign buyers, local exports and investors wishing to take advantage of business opportunities in the region. Visit website. 

Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA)

The WGSA supports performance writers in the South African film, television, radio, stage, animation, and new media industries. Visit website

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market Student Online Mentorship Programme
The NFVF funding applications to attend virtual markets and festivals taking place in June 2020 have been extended.
NFVF funding application to attend virtual markets and festivals taking place in June 2020 is open.
SAFTAs14 Winners to be announced
Urgent notice to all producers, not just IPO members, awaiting Rebate and EMIA payments from the DTI.