Call for Documentary Project: 100 Years Of Nelson Mandela
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, invites all eligible and reputable TIER 1 and 2 filmmakers (refer to the definition in our funding policy) to submit proposals under the theme, “100 Years of Nelson Mandela”.
In pursuance of our strategic pillar of Promoting Social Cohesion and Nation Building, the NFVF will be funding the production of a one-hour television length documentary film to the total value of R1,500,000 (one million five hundred thousand rand).
"Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual. We must construct that people-centred society of freedom in such a manner that it guarantees the political liberties and the human rights of all our citizens."
Nelson Mandela, speech at the opening of the South African parliament, Cape Town 25 May 1994.
The year 2018 will mark a major milestone in the incredible story of Nelson Mandela, his Centenary. The National Film and Video Foundation plans to honour his legacy by commissioning a one-hour television length documentary which will be broadcast/screened during Nelson Mandela International Day in July 2018.
Nelson Mandela was born on the 18th July 1918, in Mvezo, Mthatha, South Africa. He was actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1942. He was the first black president and is celebrated across the globe for having led South Africa to a non-violent transition. Mandela became the symbol of hope.
Terms of Reference:
The call seeks to award R1,500,000 (one million five hundred thousand rand) funding for the production of one high-end 45-minute documentary in keeping with the theme of “100 years of Nelson Mandela”.
The proposals must be different from all the other Mandela documentaries in content, internationally appealing without compromising on authenticity.
The proposals must demonstrate the preservation of our history, culture, politics, Mandela’s personal journey and legacy for the next generation.
The film that is produced out of this initiative will have to meet the NFVF’s requirements for content that informs, educates, entertains and offers unique perspectives of South Africa’s realities utilising engaging characters such family, comrades, friends, etc. and exploring original points of view through archive material.
In order for a production company to be considered for this opportunity, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
Selection Criteria for Projects
All applications should be titled: DOCUMENTARY PROJECT: 100 YEARS OF NELSON MANDELA
Applications must include:
All applicants must submit the following compulsory documentation:
Failure to submit the above-mentioned compulsory documentations will render the application incomplete and therefore disqualified.
Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any queries maybe directed to Yolanda Ncokotwana at email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: 26 October 2017 by 17h00.[Back]