AFRIKAANSE TAAL EN KULTUUR VERENIGING (ATKV)
Established in 1930, the ATKV strives to be the leading cultural organisation for the promotion of Afrikaans culture in the broad South African community.
Contact: Dr F Kok
Tel: +27 (0)11 919 9000
Fax: +27 (0)11 919 0220
ARTS & CULTURE TRUST (ACT)
The Trust is a private sector initiative that aims to provide financial support for the development, promotion and celebration of South African arts and culture. It is run by an independent Board of Trustees drawn from the arts and culture community, and it is administered by an independent agency. ACT provides funding for all forms of arts and culture including literature, music, visual art, theatre, dance, film, festivals, community art, arts management, arts education, museums and heritage. It also supports training.
The Board meets once a year to consider applications for funding.
Contact: Ashraf Johaardien (General Manager)/
Jermone Balakistan (Project Officer)
Tel: +27 (0)11 802 7646
Fax: +27 (0)11 802 1817
ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNICATION AND ADVERTISING (ACA)
The ACA is the body that represents the advertising agencies in South Africa. Its members are responsible for the production of the bulk of all advertising appearing in South Africa. The Association owns the AAA School of Advertising which is both SAQA and CHE accredited. Full and part-time courses are offered to prepare students for a career in advertising.
Contact: RA Cory (Financial Director)
Tel: +27 (0)11 781 2772
Fax: +27 (0)11 781 2797 / 781 2796
ASSOCIATION OF CREW AGENCIES SOUTH AFRICA (ACASA)
Contact: Heather Setzen
Tel: +27 (0)11 804 3925
Fax: +27 (0)11 804 1035
BROADCASTING COMPLAINTS COMMISSION OF SA (BCCSA)
The association was established in 1993 by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and is the controlling body to which complaints should be addressed. The Commission is independent and self-regulating, adjudicating on complaints against the electronic industry in terms of an accepted code of conduct. Only written complaints to the Registrar are accepted.
Contact: Shouneez Martin (The Registrar)
Tel: +27 (0)11 325 5755
Fax: +27 (0)11 325 5736
BUSINESS AND ARTS SOUTH AFRICA (BASA)
BASA was established in 1997 as a joint initiative between government and the business sector to secure the development of the arts industry in South Africa. Established as a Section 21 company with President Thabo Mbeki as its patron, BASA is accountable to both government and corporations who have joined BASA as members.
BASA aim is to promote and encourage sustainable partnerships between the business sector and the arts sector. To this end BASA primary initiative is to stimulate sponsorship of the arts by the business sector. The BASA supporting grant scheme is applied to support existing sponsorship by business of the arts, across all genres.
Contact: Nicola Danby
Tel: +27 (0)11 832 3000
Fax: +27 (0)11 832 3040
CAPE FILM COMMISSION (CFC)
Was established at the beginning of 2001 to promote the Western Cape as a film friendly destination by assisting foreign filmmakers. It offers a one-stop service for the issuing of film permits as well as the provision of information and advice on locations. It also assists on logistical needs which may involve the closure of roads, provision of signage, a fire engine, etc.
Contact: Bianca Mpahlaza
Tel: +27 (0)21 483 9070
Fax: +27 (0)21 483 9071
COMMERCIALS PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION (CPA)
The CPA is the professional association of companies specialising in the production of television and cinema commercials. The CPA aims to promote good business practice and high standards within the industry.
Contact: Bobby Amm (Executive Officer)
Tel: +27 (0)21 447 3790
Fax: +27 (0)21 447 3650
Cell: +27 (0)82 683 0575
CONSORTIUM OF AFRICAN FILM AND TELEVISION PRACTITIONERS (CAFTEP)
Twenty companies that are primarily black-owned comprise CAFTEP, a non-profit organisation which engenders the development of African audio visual practitioners (cinema, television and multi-media) by helping its members secure economic empowerment, knowledge and information, in order for them to become key players in the South African audio-visual industry.
This economic and industry body is dedicated to organising the previously marginalised into an economic sector that will together with government and big business develop the film and television industry to create jobs and wealth for South Africans.
Contact: Joyce Ndamase
Tel: +27 (0)11 487 2945
Fax: +27 (0)11 648 7176
Cell: +27 (0)72 362 5646
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION
An organisation which represents both established and emerging documentary filmmakers in South Africa.
Contact: Natalie Stange
Cell: +27 (0)83 778 8343
DRAMATIC ARTISTIC & LITERARY RIGHTS ORGANSIATION (PTY) LTD (DALRO)
DALRO main activity is the administration of copyright in dramatic, dramatico-musical and literary works. This includes rights of public performance, broadcasting, television and cinematography. Authors, playwrights and scriptwriters who wish to avail themselves of DALRO services are welcome to contact the organisation.
Contact: Wim Vorster
Tel: +27 (0)11 489 5000
Fax: +27 (0)11 403 9094
DURBAN FILM OFFICE (DFO)
It offers a film industry support mechanism in the KwaZulu Natal province. It assists foreign filmmakers shooting in Durban as well as the province.
Contact: Mandle Ndimande
Tel: +27 (0)31 336 2680
Fax: +27 (0)31 336 2632
EASTERN CAPE FILM INITIATIVE
The initiative aims to develop a fully fledged film commission office in the near term. It will be dedicated to assisting both local and foreign filmmakers who wish to shoot in the Eastern Cape.
Contact: Daniel Marais
Cell: +27 (0)72 602 6885
FILM AND PUBLICATION BOARD (FPB)
This is a statutory body set up to protect South African youth from films and publications that might harm or disturb them. The Board also provides consumer information to audiences about the classifiable elements that a film might contain. The FPB is responsible for the classification of all films, videos, DVDs and computer games intended for distribution in South Africa. It is not a censorship board but a rating board which previews film material for age appropriateness.
Contact: Jean Westmore-Suesse
Tel: +27 (0)11 483-0971
Fax: +27 (0)11 483-1084
FILM RESOURCE UNIT (FRU)
The Film Resource Unit (FRU) is a Video Distribution and Education agency, established in 1986 to ensure the maximum dissemination of independently produced films in South Africa and Africa. FRU also organises film festivals to promote the South African film industry and to build new cinema audiences.
Contact: Dorothy Brislin
Tel: +27 (0)11 838 4280
Fax: +27 (0)11 838 4451 / 834 9383
GAUTENG EDUCATION INCORPORATED
Makes educational media (mainly video and computer programmes) available to educational and training institutions.
Contact: Oranje Huygen
Tel: +27 (0)12 322 7685 Ext 203
Fax: +27 (0)12 322 7699
GAUTENG FILM OFFICE (GFO)
The GFO is a non-profit company and was formed in December 2000. It is mandated to market, promote and facilitate new filmed productions in the Gauteng province. Its core function is to facilitate permits and offer assistance to local and international producers who are seeking to film on municipal, local and provincial property, public roads and sidewalks.
It offers an extensive database of locations complete with the use of an extensive photo library.
Contact: Puisano Phatoli
Tel: +27 (0)11 833 0409
Fax: +27 (0)11 834 6157
INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (ICASA)
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) regulates South Africa dynamic telecommunications and broadcasting industries. ICASA is mandated to grant licences in the telecommunications and broadcasting industries and to set the terms and conditions of every licence granted. It makes rules and regulations that govern the two sectors. In addition the Authority monitors the activities of licensees to enforce compliance with these rules.
The Authority was established in terms of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa Act, No.13 of 2000. This Act stipulates that the Authority is independent and must function without any political or commercial interference.
Contact: Jubie Matlou (Senior Manager Communications)
Tel: + 27 (0)11 321 8200
Fax: + 27 (0)11 321 8551
INDEPENDENT DIGITAL FEATURE FILM MOVEMENT (INDV)
INDV is a co-operative of top independent producers, directors, DOPs, scriptwriters, technical crew, editors, actors and trainees who support the concept of shooting ultra-low budget feature films on DV and HD. Distribution is by means of digital projection in selected cinemas, targeted screenings to the public through video projection from DV and HD and direct sales of VHS tapes and DVDs, supported by TV broadcast.
Contact: Derek Antonio Serra
Tel: +27 (0)21 426 1665
Fax: +27 (0)21 424 9404
Cell: +27 (0)82 5544315
INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (IPO)
This organisation was launched at the South African Film & TV Market in Cape Town in November 1996. The IPO works towards promoting the common interest of all producers in film, television, non-broadcast and new-media, helping to build a vibrant and dynamic industry.
Contact: Bea Roberts
Cell: +27 (0) 83 260 7187
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (IDC) â€“ MEDIA & MOTION PICTURES STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT
The Media & Motion Pictures Strategic Business Unit (SBU) main intent is to promote investment in the information, communication and technology (ICT) industry sector, which plays an important role in economic development in South Africa.
Through expansion of the markets for information based products, numerous opportunities have presented themselves. The Media & Motion Picture SBU aims to capitalise on these opportunities by fulfilling the needs of a broad spectrum of services within the sector.
The SBU business areas include: Media â€“ publishing, printing, radio and television and Motion Picture â€“ Feature films, documentaries and televison series of any genre.
To discuss funding of R1-million or more
Contact: Moses Silinda
Tel: +27 (0)860 693 888
INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIETY (ISES)
ISES is an international association whose aim is to educate, advance and promote the special event industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.
The solid peer network ISES helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues and raising industry standards.
MEDIA INSTITUTE OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MISA)
MISA is a regional advocacy/lobbying organisation promoting pluralistic media and is based in Namibia.
Contact: Kaitira Kandjii (Director)
Tel: +(264) 61 23 2975
Fax: +(264) 61 24 8016
MEDIA MONITORING PROJECT
South Africa only national human rights media monitoring group providing a forum for the criticism of radio, television and print coverage of news events and issues. The MMP publishes reports on pertinent and interesting media issues as well as a booklet called Media Mask in which topical issues or debates are highlighted.
Contact: William Bird (Director)
Tel: +27 (0)11 788 1278
Fax: +27 (0)11 788 1289
MOVING PICTURE TRAINERS ASSOCIATION (MPTA)
MPTA is devoted to developing, improving, expanding and promoting the skills base of film, television, animation and all other forms of broadcast media, with the exception of radio, in South Africa.
Contact: Nikki Tilley
Tel: +27 (0) 11 950 4000
Fax: +27 (0) 11 959 4044
NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA (NAC)
The NAC was formed on 1 April 1997 as a statutory body. Its vision is to promote, through the Arts, the free expression of South Africa cultures and its mission is to develop and promote excellence in the Arts.
It offers support in the form of financial assistance to organisations, projects and individuals involved in craft; dance and choreography; literature; music and opera; theatre and musical theatre; and visual arts.
The NAC can be contacted for funding criteria.
Contact: Umeed Rehman (Administrative assistance)
Tel: +27 (0)11 838 1383
Fax: +27 (0)11 838 6363
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS (NAB)
The NAB is a non-profit organisation formed to represent the interests of the broadcasting industry of South Africa. The main objectives of the NAB is to foster the development of aural and visual broadcasting in all its forms in South Africa, as well as to serve as a forum for sharing information and stimulating discussion on matters affecting the broadcasting industry.
Membership is open to all licensed broadcasters, any licensed signal distributor and any person/entity or association conducting a business or professional associated with broadcasting which has a manifest interest in the broadcasting industry.
Contact: Johann Koster (Executive Director)
Tel: +27 (0)11 325 5741
Fax: +27 (0)11 325 5743
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