Call for proposals: Female Filmmaker Project Facilitating Company
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) would like to invite Tier 2 production companies to submit an application to facilitate the Female Filmmaker Project for a 3-year period in an effort to assist in carrying out its mandate with respect to providing opportunities for female entrants within the industry.
Female Filmmaker project is a valuable intervention by the NFVF to provide female entrants, particularly those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, with an opportunity to produce a short film in collaboration with other female writers and directors. It is a skills development programme which seeks to upskill female filmmakers and mentor them through their short film. The female filmmaker project is targeted at emerging filmmakers who aspire to be great directors/writers and who have not had the opportunity to make a commercial film either for television or cinema. The successful production company must manage, execute and deliver 10 films each year, over a period of three years, of which each must be made by a team of mostly female filmmakers.
The aim of the female filmmaker project is:
The successful fascilitating production company will be responsible for but not limited to, the following activities in relation to the programme:
The successful production company will be required to manage, execute and deliver all 30 films over a period of 3 years, each of which must be made, as completely as possible, by a team of female filmmakers. The overall funding awarded will be R15 000 000 over 3 years, R5 000 000 will be disbursed each year.
The Company must select a team of filmmakers in accordance with a call for submissions, which must be approved by the NFVF prior to being published and must include (not exclusively) the following criteria for submissions:
- Female applicants with a minimum of two years’ experience in the industry in any department;
- Preference given to females who have not had an opportunity to make a film;
- Female individuals may both write and direct.
The Company in collaboration with the NFVF will agree on the stories to go into development, which development process will be managed by the Company
Upon completion of the development of the scripts, the Company and the NFVF will select the best scripts for production.
The Company will then work with Tier 2 Filmmakers in the production of the films from pre-production to post production until delivery of the films.
The company will facilitate the programme in it.
Who Qualifies to Apply
To be eligible for selection to manage, execute and deliver the films, the production company must:
The Company must be able to commit and adhere to the following terms of the NFVF brief:
All applicants should provide the following documentation:
FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION
Final development schedule and budget
Call for filmmakers
Key mentor team CVs
Final filmmaker selection with profiles
Synopses of final film selections
Progress report on development schedule
Final production schedule and budget
Proof of additional financing (where applicable)
Final crew list
Final cast list
Post Production schedule
Final delivery of films
Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za/
Any queries maybe directed to Refiloe Hlabioa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening date: 18th June 2021.
Closing date: 16th of July 2021.
LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
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.