Canada and South Africa co-development incentive now open


The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have launched a dedicated incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers.

To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organisations. Eligible projects are television programmes in the drama, documentary, or children and youth genres. For further details on the programme, including guidelines and key dates, please click here. Closing date for applications is 10 October 2018.

The total amount of funding available through the Incentive is approximately CAD $120,000 or ZAR 1,200,000 with each funding organisation contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is CAD $40,000 or ZAR 200,000.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website.


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