Marketing and Distribution Funding

  • Grants available to filmmakers and distributors to promote their product
  • Innovative marketing and distribution strategies-particularly in line with NFVF objectives-for animation, digital and other new technologies/media, will be supported.
  • Above and below the line Marketing of a project

Who can apply?

South African independent filmmakers and independent local distributors who have a complete film or TV product.

What are the requirements?

  • Completed application form.
  • Company profile
  • Certified copy of SA ID
  • Detailed profile of the applicant
  • Certificate of incorporation or company registration documents
  • Original tax clearance certificate
  • One-page letter of motivation
  • 4 DVD copies of the film/or plan for a private screening for members of the evaluation panel.
  • Project synopsis
  • Business plan showing expected returns on marketing outlay.
  • Proven marketing and distribution track record
  • A marketing and distribution plan with a clear targeted audience, realistic audience, and a projection
  • Proof of copyright ownership
  • Clear linkages to other distribution formats and pathways (theatre/video/pay/public TV)
  • Marketing and test screening implementation plan with the audience feedback mechanism
  • Innovative marketing approaches sensitive to the target market.
  • Realistic budget
  • Signed distribution agreement.
  • Letter from a theatrical exhibitor with a projected initial release date, if applicable
  • List of booked or anticipated cities, screens, and dates


Note to IT to add a document for a link in backend – NFVF Funding Policy

Click on the link below to apply for Marketing and Distribution funding