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International Film Festivals and Markets – Call for project submissions to the NFVF

By 1 December 2023No Comments

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, that was mandated to ensure the equitable growth of the South African film and video industry, will be participating at various international film festivals and markets such as Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival to name few.

These festivals, are internationally recognised as the premier film festivals and marketing events, brings together filmmakers and key decision makers from across the globe to conduct the business of film.

The NFVF will publish a catalogue and audio-visual file of projects from the 2023 period seeking either completion finance or sales agents. Independent filmmakers with projects that have completed development (final polish scripts) or have completed projects that are ready for sale are requested to submit synopses of projects they would like the NFVF to consider for inclusion in the catalogue and/or pitch at sales events.  Applicants are requested to email the following information (application form is not required):

  • A full synopsis of the project
  • Details of Key Creative Team
  • Tagline
  • High-resolution poster (300dpi)
  • Trailer / Promo (where available)
  • High-resolution production stills (where available)
  • Requirements (Funding/Sales Agent/Distribution)

Filmmakers should bear in mind that the NFVF reserves the right to select the films to be presented and included in the NFVF catalogue.

Deadline for submissions: 9 January 2024. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE CONSIDERED.

For project submissions email all required documentation to  or call 011 483 0880.

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