The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) signed an agreement on Wednesday 9 February that sets out the terms of engagement between the two organisations. The signing ceremony, attended by representatives from both the NFVF and SASFED, took place at the NFVF offices in Houghton.
The terms of engagement are a culmination of various discussions that have taken place from 2006 between the NFVF, appointed by government to develop and growth the South African film and video industry, and SASFED, a non profit organisation formed in 2006 and which represents its members on industry development issues.
“The significance of this agreement is the synergies that can be drawn out of both our roles and mandates in the South African film and video industry to enhance the promotion, development of a sustainable, viable and transforming industry,” says outgoing NFVF CEO Eddie Mbalo.
SASFED chairperson Faizel Mamdoo says the terms of the agreement relate to the relationship between the NFVF and SASFED specifically in the areas of the development and growth of the local film and video industry.
“It establishes a forum that will provide a platform for consultation, debate and discussion on the various industry policies and strategies that are developed,” says Mamdoo.