What is the National Film & Video Foundation?
The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body mandated by parliament to spearhead the development of the South African film and video industry.
The vision of the NFVF is to strive for a quality South African film and video industry that is representative of the nation, commercially viable and encourages development. The NFVF aims to support this by creating an environment that develops and promotes the South African film and video industry, domestically and internationally.
The NFVF is guided by a council consisting of highly respected film professionals with diverse expertise in the film and television industry.
NFVF Overview - The NFVF is a statutory body mandated by a progressive act of Parliament to spearhead the equitable growth and development of the South African film and video industry.
Moral Imperative To create facilities for ordinary South Africans to bear influence in the expression of their own images, thereby deepen democracy and create prosperity. The NFVF strives for the realisation of this noble ideal.
Mission - To create an environment that develops and promotes the South African film and video industry domestically and internationally.
Vision - A quality South African film and video industry that mirrors and represents the nation, sustains commercial viability, encourages development and provides a medium through which the creative and technical talents of South Africans are able to reach the world.
What are the goals of the National Film & Video Foundation?
The NFVF has ten main goals derived from its business plan as well as its mandate from government:
To develop effective relationships between government, the film industry and regulatory bodies.
To access finance through public funding, private investments, the lottery and other means.
To stimulate and advance skills development, film education and training.
To monitor, measure and plan national strategies for the industry, and advise government on policy.
To develop local content and production.
To develop South African film and television audiences for the appreciation of locally produced materials.
To develop film exports, and attract international productions and investment.
To redress past imbalances in the film sector and develop small, medium and micro enterprises (SMME) for the effective growth of the industry.
To help reflect South African culture and language to both local and international audiences.
To provide and disburse funding for film development, production, exhibition marketing and training