MEDIA RELEASES


View NFVF Newsletters

Open Call for Short Web Documentaries project proposals
IDFA and Jos de Putter from Deep Focus Web Documentaries invite entries for project proposals from talented (young) filmmakers.

Call for the 70th Cannes International Film Festival submissions.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will embark on a trip to the 70th Cannes International Film Festival being held from the 17th to the 28th of May 2017. The festival, which is internationally recognised as the premier film festival and marketing event, bringing together filmmakers and key decision makers from across the globe to conduct the business of film.

The NFVF Call for Cycle 3 Applications is now open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the call for Cycle 3 applications is now open.

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR (RFT 03/2016) THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDIT FIRM TO CONDUCT INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR (RFT 03/2016) THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDIT FIRM TO CONDUCT INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF 3 YEARS

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY RESEARCH
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY RESEARCH

Training Experts to develop Training Manual, Facilitation and Accreditation
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is a statutory body set up by government to grow and develop the South African Film and Video industry. The NFVF invites suitable companies and/ or service providers to submit proposals on the following services.

PASSING OF A SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY STALWART
It is with great sadness that the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) was informed about the passing of Junaid Ahmed, an international award winning writer, director, and producer of Happiness is a Four Letter Word, Hard to Get and the upcoming film, Keeping up with the Kandasamys.

FRANCE – SOUTH AFRICA CO-PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the National Centre for Cinema (CNC) of France, in conjunction with the French Embassy in South Africa, are organising a 2 day co-production workshop between the two countries, which will be held in Paris the week of 27 March 2017.

CALL FOR ENTRIES FESPACO 2017
FESPACO is pleased to inform professionals of the film and audio-visual industry that registration for film selection under the 25th edition of the African film biennial event, due 25 February to 4 March 2017, is now open.

The National Film and Video Foundation call for Markets and Festival funding
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the call for Markets and Festivals funding.

CALL FOR ANIMATION SLATE PROPOSALS
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for an Animation Slate to the value of R7.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability.

NFVF to participate at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2016.
The South African delegation has embarked on a trip to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place from the 8th September 2016 to the 18th September 2016. The delegation is be led by the NFVF to support and increase audience access to South African films.

THE NFVF CALL FOR CYCLE 2 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call for Cycle 2 is now open for all the funding categories; Education and Training; Development (of feature films, documentaries and TV Concepts); Production (of feature films and documentaries) and Marketing and Distribution.

CALL FOR DOCUMENTARY SLATE PROPOSALS
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for a Documentary Slate to the value of R4.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability.

SAFTA Opening Call For Entry
The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) are presented annually under the auspices of the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF) after the industry resolved to come together in 2006. The awards were established in 2006 and are presented annually.

'Noem My Skollie' due for theatrical release 2 September 2016
The much anticapated film, Noem My Skollie, based on the life story of the scriptwriter Mr. John W. Fredericks is due for theatrical release 2 September 2016 in South African Cinemas.

Call for the Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category is open
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is once again extending a call to all South African producers to submit their films for entry into the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The Academy has opened a call for entry for Best Foreign Language Film Award, inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration.

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community. In 2016, the Fund was renewed with an additional $1.25 million CAD, bringing the total investment to $2.35 million.

Destiny Media partners with Moneypenny and Film Finances to train Production Accountants
With the growth in the film and television industry the shortage of film and television production accountants has been highlighted. To meet the need for more production accountants, Destiny Media Africa has partnered with Moneypenny and Film Finances to host a series of workshops for aspiring production accountants.

NFVF BACKED “FRONTIER VETS” TO AIR ON SABC 3
Green Films Pty (Ltd) have announced the licensing of the first season of the 13-part TV series Frontier Vets to SABC 3, South Africa.

CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDIES
The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at stimulating and developing skills for applicants who want to enter the film & TV industry.

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV POST GRADUATE STUDIES
The NFVF’s bursary programme is aimed at building capacity by upskilling film & TV professionals for global competitiveness through its support of qualifying applicants for overseas studies which are not offered in South African tertiary institutions. However, Live Performance or Acting programmes are excluded.

Press Release AMAA's
HEAR ME MOVE NOMINATED 5 TIMES FOR THE 2016 AMAA JOHANNESBURG – Coal Stove Pictures' landmark feature film Hear Me Move that screened at both the Cannes and London Film Festivals has been nominated in 5 different categories for the pretigous Africa Movie Academy Awards set to take place in Port Harcourt Nigeria this Year. The 2016 AMAA awards will be held at the exclusive Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt Nigeria. South Africa's first s'bujwa dance film ...

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2016
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF). Launched in 2014, the EBFTF provides financial, marketing and other related support to emerging black filmmakers. The fund has been designed for Black directors who have released fewer than five feature films.

Announcing Doc Street Radio
“Doc Street Radio will podcast one-on-one interviews with South African documentary filmmakers, masterclasses, and open pitching sessions. At times, we will also engage audiences, academics and filmmakers on the constantly changing face of documentary cinema,”

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - OMDC’s International Financing Forum (IFF) - September 11- 12, 2016
IFF is OMDC’s feature film co-financing and co-production event at the Toronto International Film Festival for independent producers and industry executives developing and financing English language projects for the world market. Selected international and Canadian producers are brought together with international sales agents, US...

SABC COO workshop on local content
SABC COO Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng invites all Producers (New, Emerging as well as Established) to a discussion on Local Content.

NFVF Vacancies
The NFVF is committed to creating an enriching work environment where individuals, through their ability and application, can develop rewarding careers at all levels, regardless of their background, race or gender.

Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender, star of SA drana Free State in South Africa ahead of film's release
Nicola Breytenbach and Andrew Govender who head up the cast of the new Sallas de Jager helmed feature film, Free State, are visiting South Africa ahead of the film’s release next week.

Strategic Partners 2016
Strategic Partners 2016 (September 15–17), one of the worlds most established coproduction/ co-financing markets invites producers to submit projects, and industry organizations, to register. The deadline is June 26th, 2016.

South Africa’s First Dance Film Hear Me Move ™ wins the highly sought after PRISM Award for South African PR Campaign of the Year
The power of any media lies in it’s ability of engage with ones audience effectively. And this is particularly key when engaging the cinema going audience.

The National Film and Video Foundation Council calls for nominations of individuals to serve as members in the Advisory Panel


2 to 12 June 2016 portraits, human stories and activists will all be part of the new look Encounters
From the International arms deal to the late great American poet /writer Maya Angelou, this year’s Encounters International Film Festival promises to bring local audiences the very best in documentary cinema.

Tale about modern women, Mrs Right Guy, written and produced by Female team
Home-grown romance comes to the big screen next month, with the opening of escapist romantic romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, on 27 May. The film stars Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo. Downhearted and disappointed by love, she has grown up with the curse of being the ‘It Girl’, the most beautiful and wanted by everyone.

The NFVF Announces New Funding Cycles and Online Application portal
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture provides film and video-related funding in the broad categories of Education and Training; Development, Production and Marketing and Distribution. As from the 01st of April 2016 the NFVF concluded a change from four (4) cycles to three (3) funding cycles per year.

Three South African films accepted into international animation festival
Local studios have been on tenterhooks for the last few weeks to find out if their work has been accepted into the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, arguably the world’s most prestigious animation calendar event.

An eye for fashion - Brenda Khambule on dressing the stars of Mrs Right Guy
The partnership between fashion and film has been a love affair ever since the movie industry started. Costume design is one of the most important factors in filmmaking.

New RomCom Mrs Right Guy hits cinemas on 27 May
Ticking every box for escapist romantic fantasy is the new South African romcom ‘Mrs Right Guy’, which opens on 27 May 2016. The film stars the delectable Dineo Moeketsi as the lovelorn Gugu Hlatshwayo who, downhearted and disappointed by love, has learnt to reject men long before they can get too close to her.

Local period drama FREE STATE continues winning streak and garners honours at Garden State Film Festival in New York
Multi-award winning local filmmaker Sallas de Jager’s period drama feature Free State has continued its winning streak by taking the honours for Best Cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York. The film recently scooped Best Director at the Luxor African Film Festival.

Registration opens for 7th Durban FilmMart
The 7th Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s premier film finance and co-production forum will open for early bird delegate registration on April 4, 2016.

Triggerfish takes Best Animation prize at Africa Movie Academy Awards for the second year running
On Saturday Triggerfish received another Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Animation for their second feature film, Khumba. The AMAA’s are among the continent’s most prestigious awards and have been running for 10 years.

LOCAL CRIME DRAMA TAKES FILM AUDIENCES INTO THE MEAN STREETS OF HILLBROW
DORA's PEACE, is a new film, shot on location in Johannesburg and releasing in August 2016, that focuses on a women determined to do anything she sets her mind to, even though she finds herself living in difficult circumstances. Dora’s Peace, starring Khabonina Qubeka and directed by Kosta Kalarytis, tells the story of Dora, a Hillbrow prostitute, who sets out to save a gifted young boy from the violent clutches of organised crime. In the process, she is forced to rediscover aspects of her own lost humanity.




Open Call for Short Web Documentaries project proposals
Call for the 70th Cannes International Film Festival submissions.
The NFVF Call for Cycle 3 Applications is now open
INVITATION TO TENDER FOR (RFT 03/2016) THE APPOINTMENT OF AUDIT FIRM TO CONDUCT INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN FILM INDUSTRY RESEARCH