The National Film and Video Foundation Invitation to submit Documentary Proposals for The Next 25 Years of Democracy
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, was mandated to ensure the equitable growth of the South African film and video industry. The NFVF does 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.
In fulfilling this mandate, the NFVF would like to invite eligible production companies to submit proposals under the theme: “ The Next 25 Years of Democracy”.
"...One makes a mistake to believe that you can just forge ahead without having a clear understanding of the journey that we have all travelled. In this country, we have travelled different journeys. We have to take a moment to share our journeys and share our experiences because we don't have a perfect past; we aspire to have a perfect future…" Leon Wessels
This year marks the 25th year of democracy in South Africa and the NFVF will be commissioning four companies to produce one documentary each, to celebrate our achievements as a nation. Reflecting on some of the defining moments that shaped us over the past two decades. The NFVF is looking for fully developed projects that create deep and lasting impressions through a fascinating story, character/s, or cinematic approach.
Documentaries have often been praised for their ability to reflect, enlighten, transform, provoke, and mobilise. With this in mind, the NFVF is looking for contemporary concepts that are solutions driven and reimagine the next 25 years of democracy in SA.
Terms of Reference:
The call seeks to award funding to the value of R750, 000 (Seven Hundred Thousand Rand only) funding for the production of one 48-minute documentary in keeping with the theme of "The next 25 Years of Democracy".
The proposals must demonstrate the preservation of our history, and most importantly provide solutions to the next generation through a strong premise, critical thinking, and competing views.
Proposals must have a clear central idea, captivating and compelling story, inspiring character/s, a bold visual style and accurate representation of our nation.
The film that is produced out of this initiative will have to meet the NFVF's requirements for content that informs, educates, entertains and offers unique perspectives of South Africa's of South African's young democracy.
Selection Criteria for Projects
All proposals must have:
In order for a production company to be considered for this opportunity, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
Who Does Not Qualify
All applications must include:
Failure to submit the above-mentioned key and compulsory documentation will render the application incomplete and therefore disqualified.
All applications must be submitted via the NFVF application portal: click here. Application queries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kindly email all content related queries to Yolanda Ncokotwana at email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: 17 February 2019