Independent filmmakers’ Support Programme

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In association with the Film Resource Unit (FRU), the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has launched an innovative project to grow local cinema audiences, whilst fostering an appreciation for the art of filmmaking. By promoting local content, the Gauteng Bioscope Project provides a unique viewer platform for Gauteng-based films and actively encourages audience engagement with local filmmakers and their work.

As part of phase 2 of this project, the GFC hereby calls on Gauteng-based filmmakers to submit current film projects for consideration as part of this screening initiative. In addition, submissions will be incorporated into the GFCs expanding database of independent filmmakers as well as our film catalogue.

Submissions must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Films must have been completed no more than 12 months prior to the date of submission (i.e. after March 2006)
  • 3 (three) quality DVD copies of each film project must accompany the submission.

All submissions must contain the following information:

  • A concise synopsis of the film
  • A list of locations used in the film
  • A list of cast and crew
  • Proof of intellectual property rights and ownership to the film
  • A letter waiving royalty rights from the GFC and its project partners for the use of the film as outlined in this submission call
  • A letter authorising the GFC to market and promote the film at various industry platforms
  • Contact details

Due date for submissions: 16:00, Friday, 30 March 2007

Submissions must be hand delivered or couriered to the following address: Gauteng Film Commission, 9th floor, 56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108 for the attention of Kgomotso Tabane.

All enquiries must be submitted in writing to Kgomotso Tabane at Fax: (011) 833 0282 or ktabane@gautengfilm.org.za

Please note that the GFC will neither be responsible for, nor pay for, any expense or loss which may be incurred by persons arising in any way from the preparation of their submissions.

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