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The National Film and Video Foundation Council calls for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panel for Production & Development

By 21 August 2023No Comments

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture that was mandated to spearhead the equitable growth of South Africa’s film and video industry.

The NFVF is looking for industry experts who would like to serve as members of the advisory panel for grant funding adjudication in accordance with the NFVF Act, 73 of 1997. The advisory panel members will fulfil a statutory role to advise the NFVF council and management on the merits of grant applications and any matters relating to the South African film, television, electronic media, training or any other related field.

Advisory members shall be nominated by any member of the public and nominations from other individuals or groups are also invited. We are looking for individuals who have the knowledge and extensive experience in the film sector. Appointed members of the advisory panel shall hold office for a maximum of two years.  Thereafter a cooling period of 2 years is applied. After this duration, panel members become eligible to apply to serve on either one of the panels.


Persons eligible for nomination must be suitably qualified and have a proven track record in the film, television, audio-visual and/or electronic media, as well as relevant experience.

Advisory panel members will be expected to assist the NFVF council and management with recommending grant allocation for Production and Development projects.


  • Film/TV graduate with at least 5 years of experience in producing groundbreaking stories. If not a graduate, the professional must have at least 10 years of production experience in documentaries, feature films, or TV series in a leadership role, or
  • In-depth and diverse understanding of the requirements for developing or producing feature films, TV series, animation and or documentaries, or
  • Extensive experience in dealing with the requirements of a Film Fund and or broadcast work, or
  • Extensive experience in the running of a production workflow with emphasis on project development and production.


  • Letter of nomination should clearly describe the candidate’s specific expertise and qualifications related to the criteria above.
  • Letter from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve for at least two years,
  • Current curriculum vitae including brief statement of the nominee’s qualifications,
  • 1 – 2 page motivation letter of why they are the most suitable candidate to serve on the panel and whether their skills are best placed to evaluate fiction, animation or non-fiction content.

Applications should be forwarded by e-mail to 

Closing Date:  22 September 2023, at 17h00

NB!! Please note that late applications will not be considered and no exceptions will be made.

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