Cannes Film Fest call for submissions


South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will have a presence at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival, which runs in France from 16 to 27 May 2012.

The festival, which is internationally recognised as the premier film festival and marketing event, brings together filmmakers and key decision makers from across the globe to conduct the business of film.

The NFVF will publish a catalogue of projects, either in development, production or completed in South Africa during the period 2011/2012. Amongst other activities, the NFVF will also host a Sales Event with the purpose of presenting projects to international buyers and agents.

Independent filmmakers with projects fitting the profile are therefore requested to submit synopses of projects they would like the NFVF to include in the catalogue and / or pitch at the sales event. Information required for a project to be represented in the booklet and at the event are:
• Full synopsis of the project
• Tagline
• High resolution poster
• Trailer / Promo
• High resolution production stills (where available)
• Requirements (Funding/Sales Agent/Distribution)

Filmmakers should bear in mind that the NFVF reserves the right to select films that qualify to be presented at the event and included in the NFVF catalogue.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 1 March 2012.
For project submissions email Thandeka Zwana on or call 011 483 0880.


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