Emerging Film Makers Fund Application Closes


Are you an emerging Black filmmaker? well this opportunity is for you. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting Black film makers to submit their proposals under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF). This fund is designed for black producers and directors with limited experience. They must have developed and produced 1-2 feature films, television fiction or documentaries for theatrical release or TV broadcast or 2-3 short films or commercial seeking to venture into feature film development and production.


The EBFTF is aimed at developing and supporting local  filmmakers with providing financial and other support.The IDC and NFVF expect that the fund will create a sustainable South African film industry. Funding will be limited to three qualifying and viable feature films per annum over 3 years.

Proposal Criteria

  • Budget Capped at 6 million which includes R500 000 for marketing.
  • Fimmakers must be black South African citizens
  • Film must be at level theatrical release
  • Film must be commercially viable and demonstrate creative merit
  • Cast must be South African citizens
  • Compliance with the DTI South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive
  • Rights
  • Application must include
    1. Script
    2. Two page concept document
    3. CV’s Production of key creative team
    4. Summary Budget
    5. Tax Clearance Certificate
    6. BBBEE Certificate
    7. Company Reg Documents
    8. Production Schedule
    9. Cash Flow schedule
    10. Production Company and
    11. Chain of title documentation.

Apply online now:  https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za. Applications close 04 October 2018 midnight. Please note! Budgets that are above the fund amount of 6 million will not be considered. Email all content queries to Yolanda Ncokotwana at yolandan@nfvf.co.za. Any late entries will be disqualified.


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Matshepo is a Junior Journalist at OStudio Post.

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