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

By 21 January 2023No Comments

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Cycle 1 funding applications for the 2023/2024 financial year is now open for the following funding categories:

  • Development
  • Production
  • Post-Production
  • Archive

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. The NFVF Funding Policy may be downloaded here: S55C-920090810310 (

Opening date for submissions:        20 January 2023

Closing date for submissions:         17 February 2023 at 17h00.

Applications submitted before the 6th of February 2023 will receive a PRIORITY compliance assessment, this means if your application is non-compliant, you will be timeously informed and have an opportunity to make corrections before the official closing date. 

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

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. (WITH A DATED STAMP NOT OLDER THAN 6 MONTHS FROM DATE OF APPLICATION)
  5. Only valid documents will be allowed (DOCUMENTS THAT ARE 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:

Nadine Cloete

Non-Fiction Manager



Refiloe Hlabioa

Fiction Manager


For any queries regarding technical issues with submissions please contact:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo

Applications Officer



Manti Sekwakwa

Applications Officer


NFVF Telephone: 011 484 0880

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