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NFVF call for funding applications is open

By 29 June 2021No Comments

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for funding applications is open 

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2019/20 financial year is now open for the following funding categories:

  • Production and Development
  • Training and Development: Training provider

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), would like to commend the industry for the good quality of applications received in the first cycle and invite applicants to submit for cycle 2 Production and Development as well as Training and Development funding.

Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for any of the above funding categories. Specific conditions are applicable for each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before submitting an application.

Closing date for submissions:

Production and Development

Open: 30 August 2019

Deadline: 20 September 2019

Training and Development: Training provider

Open: 1 September 2019

Deadline: 31 September 2019

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link:

Important notice:

Production funding has been exceeded for Tier 2: Fiction

(This includes: Animation, Micro budget/Made for TV Movies, Short Films, Feature Length Films, Web Series and TV Pilots)

Filmmakers applying for under the fiction category are highly encouraged to submit their proposals in this cycle as there is a very high demand for funding.

Please take note of the following disclaimers:

  1. Tier yourself accordingly
  2. Carefully read the definitions of the sub categories before selecting
  3. It is advisable that the main applicant applies instead of using a 3rd party to apply on their behalf
  4. Only recently certified documents will be accepted. (NOT OLDER THAN 3 MONTHS, WITH A DATED STAMP)
  5. Only valid documents will be allowed (NOT EXPIRED)
  6. Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified


Tier breakdown:

Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 theatrically released feature films.

Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience but who have developed and produced 1-2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, 2-3 short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production.

Tier 3: New entrants into the industry, particularly recent film school graduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. This intervention is geared towards first time filmmakers having a “calling card” in the film industry. This tier is only eligible for short film funding.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted.

For any queries regarding applications please contact:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo

Applications Officer


Telephone: 011 484 0880


Manti Sekwakwa

Applications Coordinator


Telephone: 011 484 0880

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