ABOUT US

The National Film and Video Foundation is a statutory body mandated by an Act of Parliament to grow and develop the film and video industry of South Africa.

What is the National Film & Video Foundation?

The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body mandated by parliament to spearhead the development of the South African film and video industry.

The vision of the NFVF is to strive for a quality South African film and video industry that is representative of the nation, commercially viable and encourages development. The NFVF aims to support this by creating an environment that develops and promotes the South African film and video industry, domestically and internationally.

The NFVF is guided by a council consisting of highly respected film professionals with diverse expertise in the film and television industry.

NFVF Overview - The NFVF is a statutory body mandated by a progressive act of Parliament to spearhead the equitable growth and development of the South African film and video industry.

Moral Imperative To create facilities for ordinary South Africans to bear influence in the expression of their own images, thereby deepen democracy and create prosperity. The NFVF strives for the realisation of this noble ideal.

Mission - To create an environment that develops and promotes the South African film and video industry domestically and internationally.

Vision - A quality South African film and video industry that mirrors and represents the nation, sustains commercial viability, encourages development and provides a medium through which the creative and technical talents of South Africans are able to reach the world.

 

What are the goals of the National Film & Video Foundation?

 

  • The NFVF has ten main goals derived from its business plan as well as its mandate from government:

    • To develop effective relationships between government, the film industry and regulatory bodies.

    • To access finance through public funding, private investments, the lottery and other means.

    • To stimulate and advance skills development, film education and training.

    • To monitor, measure and plan national strategies for the industry, and advise government on policy.

    • To develop local content and production.

    • To develop South African film and television audiences for the appreciation of locally produced materials.

    • To develop film exports, and attract international productions and investment.

    • To redress past imbalances in the film sector and develop small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) for the effective growth of the industry.

    • To help reflect South African culture and language to both local and international audiences.

    • To provide and disburse funding for film development, production, exhibition marketing and training


NEWS

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:41:00 +0200
Otelo Burning selected for Brisbane International Film Festival
Local feature film Otelo Burning has been selected for the long fiction films competition for the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) which is scheduled to take place...
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:33:00 +0200
NFVF Female Filmmaker Project
South Africa' National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites all eligible female filmmakers to respond to the Call for Proposals for the production of a low budget film aimed...
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 14:52:00 +0200
NFVF First Time Filmmaker Project
South Africa's National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites all eligible production companies to respond to the Call for Proposals for the management of a low budget...
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:24:00 +0200
Call for the submission of entries for the 7th annual SAFTAs
20 August 2012: The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling on all local production companies to submit their entries for the 7th annual South African Film and...
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:26:00 +0200
NFVF Quarterly Call for application submissions
The National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) will now issue quarterly calls for applications for funding in the areas of training, marketing and distribution...
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:24:00 +0200
SAFTAS entry call
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) calls on all local production companies to submit their entries for the 7th annual South African Film and Television...
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 13:40:00 +0200
Taking SA film to the Olympics
South Africa's National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in association with the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) and the Department of Sports Recreation (SRSA), is showcasing South African film at...
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:11:00 +0200
Co-production opportunities for SA producers
13 July 2012: In recognition of the South African - French Season 2012/2013 which commenced in South Africa from June 2012 and will run until November, the NFVF and the CNC have collaborated on...

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CONTACT US

Houghton
Telephone: +27(0)11 483 0880
Facsimile: +27(0)11 483 0881
Email: info@nfvf.co.za
Contact Person: Azania Muendane
+27(0)11 483 0880 (T)
+27(0)11 483 0881 (F) info@nfvf.co.za
Naomi Mokhele
+27(0)11 483 0880 (T)
+27(0)11 483 0881 (F)
Postal Address:

Private Bag X04

Northlands

Johannesburg


2116
Physical Address:

87 Central Street

Houghton


2198

PRODUCT & SERVICE DESCRIPTION

What does the NFVF Fund?

The National Film & Video Foundation provides film and video-related funding in four broad categories:

Criteria and eligibility for each category can be viewed by clicking on the links above or on the funding submenu to the left of this page.

Who can apply to the NFVF for funding?

Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for grants or grant loans in any of the four funding categories; education and training, script development, production, marketing and distribution.

Specific conditions are applicable in each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before submitting an application.

When should one apply to the NFVF for funding?

The NFVF will receive proposals for film funding throughout the year.

In each category of funding, only one application per organisation, individual or company will be considered during a particular financial year.

What form does funding take?

Funding may take the form of a grant, investment or loan depending on the type of application and project. In addition to financial assistance, other forms of support will be made available once the NFVF has established appropriate support mechanisms. Funding allocation to selected projects will vary according to the specific cash flow needs of the project.

Applicants should also note that the NFVF has adopted a recoupment policy on feature film development and production as well as documentary production funding. This policy will apply to all funding applications that come in through the funding process. This is to ensure that there is a return on NFVF funded projects in order to repopulate the funds for future projects in line with funding models of other international funding bodies. Applicants are advised to take note of the recoupment policy that is applicable whilst submitting their application.

Who evaluates applications for NFVF funding?

For each of the following four categories; education and training, script development, production, marketing and distribution, an evaluation panel with relevant expertise in that area will be constituted. The evaluation panel is comprised of peer industry practitioners with a proven track record in their areas of expertise and/or the film and television industry in general. Selection panel members do not make decisions on funding but merely advise and recommend projects which are deserving of funding.

Where can I obtain application forms for NFVF funding?

Application forms can be downloaded from this website.

Forms can also be obtained from national and local film industry organisations, provincial film offices and commissions.