Supporting full time students registered at accredited tertiary institutions in the disciplines of film and television


The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body mandated by an Act of Parliament to spearhead the equitable growth and development of the SA film and video industry.

In order to stimulate and advance skills development, meet the current needs of industry, and to ensure the industry’s future growth and competitiveness, the NFVF provides funding to students in financial need to pursue film and television related studies at all accredited tertiary institutions in South Africa. The NFVF has been awarding on average, sixty bursaries per annum to qualifying students who are academic achievers and passionate about the film and television industry yet lack adequate financial resources to further their university studies. 


Criteria for Application for the Student:

The Student Must:

  1. Have already been selected at an institution that offers formal qualifications such as a diploma or degree
  2. Be able to demonstrate financial need
  3. Possess a good academic record
  4. Motivate in detail why they qualify to receive a bursary
  5. Submit a correctly completed application form and attach all required documents as per the application form
  6. Be a South African citizen, or have permanent residency or have refugee status


If you meet the above criteria, you may apply by completing a national bursary application form available on our website, The application form provides a guide on all the required documentation to submit with your application form.

Important Notice:

  1. Five copies of the entire application must be delivered at the NFVF offices or posted
  2. Incomplete applications will be disqualified
  3. The NFVF does not fund Live Performance or Acting studies
  4. Only certified documents will be accepted
  5. Applications received after the deadline will be disqualified
  6. Faxed or emailed applications will be disqualified


Deadline for applications: 29 August 2014, 12 noon.


For queries, please email Lebohang Khunou at