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 support, script development and production financing. These calls will be aligned to the quarterly meetings of council and are designed to provide the industry with clear deadlines for submissions each quarter.

All applicants are advised to carefully study the criteria and submission requirements in all areas for which funding is being sought. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after the deadline will only be considered for the following quarterly meeting of council.

The following categories will be considered for production and development funding:

  • Documentaries
  • Features
  • Short films

Television concepts
All applications for production and development must be directed to Thandekile Sishange via email on

The following categories will be considered for training applications:

  • International Bursaries
  • Trevor Jones Scholarship
  • Training Provider funding

All applications for training must be directed to Pretty Mthiyane via email on

The following will be accepted for Marketing and distribution applications:

  • Support for local festivals
  • Support for local conferences on the sector
  • Support for film marketing programmes that include audience development components
  • Support for self distribution of film product
  • Support for print & advertising of film product

All applications for marketing and distribution must be directed to Lerato Mokopanele via email on

To download the applications forms, click on the following link:

To view the funding criteria for all the categories, click on the following link:

The deadline for Applications is 21 September 2012.

Please note the foundation will try its best to inform applicants of the outcome of the applications in Mid-December.

For any queries regarding development and production email Neiloe Whitehead on or Thandekile Sishange on

For any queries regarding training or bursaries email Pretty Mthiyane on

For any queries regarding marketing and distribution email Lerato Mokopanele on


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