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Al Jazeera Pitching Forum Call at the 17th Encounters Documentary Festival
Encounters, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera Pitching Forum taking place in Johannesburg during the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival on 10th June 2015.

Global Exhibition on Services (GES)
The GES serves as a platform to enhance strategic cooperation and develop synergies between players of the services sector in India with their Global counterparts.

South Africa launches the Cannes SA Film Factory at the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes 20 May 2015: Today marks a very important day on the South African filmmaking calendar; the launch of the Cannes South Africa Film Factory.

Official Project Selection for the 6th Durban FilmMart Announced in Cannes Yesterday
Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from July 17 to 20, 2015.

Durban FilmMart 2015 Early Bird Registration
Now in its 6th edition, the DFM, which takes place from July 17 to 20, is a joint programme of Durban Film Office, the City’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) as an endeavour to raise the visibility of African cinema, stimulate production on the continent, and facilitate project collaboration between African filmmakers.

Africa's Top Documentary Festival Announces First Films
The 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, running from 4-14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg, has announced the first films that will be screened at the festival.

Destiny Media & 75 Films to Produce Mzansi Women Film Festival
Destiny Media is proud to announce their partnership with 75 Films and Constitution Hill to produce the 2nd edition of the Mzansi Women Film Festival

SOUTH AFRICAN TELEVISION PRODUCTION SKILL STANDS TALL IN TOUGH HOLLYWOOD COMPETITION ‘THE BOOK OF NEGROES’ NOMINATED FOR CRITICS’S CHOICE TELEVISION AWARD.
The international television miniseries “The Book of Negroes”, which was produced last year under the Official South African/Canadian Co-production Treaty, has been nominated in two categories in the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be hosted on May 31st by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

We Are Africa Polokwane Film Festival
NFVF hosted the We Are Africa Polokwane Film Festival from 8th to the 9th of May 2015 at the University of Limpopo

NFVF Vacancy: Project Manager – South African Film and Television Awards
NFVF Vacancy: Project Manager – South African Film and Television Awards

NFVF Vacancy: Project Coordinator South African Film and Television Awards
NFVF Vacancy: Project Coordinator South African Film and Television Awards

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission attends Cannes Film Festival
In its second year of operations The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) is attending the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

ATFT Readiness Workshop on Sheffield Documentary Festival
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and The Association for Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) are inviting you to an export market introduction and readiness workshop on Sheffield Doc Fest in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Tri-Continental Film Festival Call for SA Entries
In 2015, TCFF is changing the way they do things. They are running a travelling film festival that will visit five cities – Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Grahamstown and Mbombela

South African film industry to be positioned at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival
The NFVF, in partnership with the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission (KZN Film Commission) is leading a South African delegation to the Cannes Film Festival.

The NFVF Release Co-Production Report
The National Film and Video Foundation presents the annual co-production activity report for 2014.

Zenhq Films Screens Three of Six SA Films Showing in Cannes
Of the six South African films screening at the Marche Du Film in Cannes this month, three are from Cape Town production company ZenHQ Films.

The Two of Us. People’s choice premiered in Namibia
On the occasion of South Africa’s Freedom Day Celebrations, AfricAvenir presents the Namibian Premiere of South Africa’s “The Two Of Us”

The National Film and Video Foundation Attend Tribeca Film Festival
The NFVF along with the DTI ATFT, lead a South African delegation at the Tribeca Film Festival. The festival ran from 20th- 26th April.

The NFVF Presents Award Winner Brenda Ngxoli with Golden Horns
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) on behalf of the South African Film and Television Awards presented South Africa's shining star Brenda Ngxoli with her SAFTAs Golden Horn trophies.

Groundbreaking Audience Research on SA Film
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture has commissioned groundbreaking research to create an understanding of South Africa’s audience landscape and attitudes to local film.

National Film and Video Foundation’s (NFVF) statement on the Xenophobic attacks
National Film and Video Foundation’s (NFVF) statement on the Xenophobic attacks

68th Cannes International Film Festival – NFVF Call to Register
All filmmakers and delegates attending Cannes requested to register with the NFVF in order to be included in all South African activities, marketing and promotions of SA films.

Festival Success for "The Dream of Shahrazad"
The past three weeks have seen Cape Town filmmaker Francois Verster's documentary film The Dream of Shahrazad enjoying hugely successful launches in both Egypt and the United Kingdom.

2015 Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award Call for Entries
Each year the Academy's Foundation administers the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, designed to motivate novice writers under the age of 30 outside of the United States.

NFVF Quarter One Call for Application Submissions
The NFVF is calling for submissions of applications for funding for Quarter One.

NFVF Vacancy
Job opportunity as a Production and Development Manager at the NFVF

NFVF Vacancy: Production & Development Coordinator: Fiction
NFVF Vacancy: Production & Development Coordinator: Fiction

NFVF Vacancy: Production and Development Manager: Documentaries
NFVF Vacancy: Production and Development Manager: Documentaries

The National Film and Video Foundation Attends Bojanala Film Week
The Annual Bojanala Film Week kicked off 25th March, and ran till the 28th of March. The NFVF is pleased to announce that once again took part in the Film Week.

SA Fashion Week inspired…by Marvel
Six designers first in Africa pay tribute to iconic Avengers characters

And the SAFTAs Winners for 2015 are …
South Africa’s own glittering award ceremonies for film and television enthralled audiences this past weekend. Two star-studded evenings saw big names from film and television, celebrities, entertainment industry leaders and prominent officials come out to honour the winners of the 9th annual SAFTAs.

Miners Shot Down wins at FESPACO
South African filmmaker Rehad Desai’s Miners Shot Down scooped the Jury’s first prize at FESPACO

“AS I AM” Selected For FIFF
Film director and screenwriter Sihle Hlophe’s short film, “As I Am” was selected for the 29th edition of the Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF).

The National Film and Video Foundation appoints new leadership
In its mission of ensuring the growth and promotion of the local film industry the NFVF is proud to announce the appointment of new executive management.

The NFVF release January – December 2014 Box Office Report
The NFVF continually conducts research into varying aspects of the film industry. The researches are conducted in order to develop a better understanding of the industry. The foundation has therefore released the Box Office report for the January – December 2014 period.

NFVF congratulates all SAFTAs Nominees
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) would like to congratulate all the nominees of the SAFTAs.

SAFTAs Best Presenter Public Vote Now Open
The 9th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) has introduced a new Best Presenter Award and the public will decide which presenter receives the award.

Nominees for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) Announced
It is official, the nominees for the 09th annual South Africa Film and television Awards (SAFTA) have been announced. The long awaited moment took place at a star studded ceremony last night at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg.

Invitation to Tender
Invitation to Tender for Digital distribution platform for South African Film

South African Film Industry Goes to Rio
A delegation of 20 emerging South African filmmakers will be going to the Rio Content Market in Brazil.

The Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival - Call for Applications
The second annual IMSFF is taking place from 2 - 5 July 2015, and short films will be screened over a four-day period at the Atterbury Theatre in the Lynnwood Bridge Complex

Feature Documentary From The Academy Award Winning Makers of Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire Screens at Jozi Film Festival 2015
Jozi Film Festival is pleased to announce that the director of Garnet’s Gold, British filmmaker Ed Perkins, will be in Johannesburg for this year’s festival.

SAFTAs Nominee Announcement Date
The South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) are pleased to announce that the Final Phase of judging has been finalised and that the announcement of the nominees for the 9th annual SAFTAs will take place on the 24th of February 2015.

Invitation to Tender
The NFVF invites suitable companies and/or service providers to submit proposal for The Film Centre Infrastructure Project Tender.

68th Cannes International Film Festival Attendance- Call for Applications
The NFVF invites filmmakers who will be participating and attending the 68th Cannes International Film Festival to apply for funding for markets and festivals attendance.

SAFTAs In Memoriam- National Film and Video Foundation
The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), under the custodianship of the National Film and Television Foundation, calls upon the SA film industry to submit names of their colleagues who passed away between March 2014 and February 2015.

“Miners Shot Down” has won the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
South African documentary film, Miners Shot Down, has won the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice, 2015.

shnit International Short Film Festival Call for Entry
The submission for the International Competition is open until 1 June 2015. Please read the Regulations 2015 carefully and fill in the Entry Form.

Vacancies at Iziko Museums of South Africa
Iziko Museum is seeking to appoint motivated employees in various positions

SA's first dance movie heading to local screens this month
South Africa’s first movie showcasing the country’s dance talent and local youth embracing their identities 20 years after democracy will be premiered on local screens later this month.

Four Corners, Hear Me Move and Cold Harbour Selected for Competition at PAFF
The National Film and Video Foundation is pleased to announce that three NFVF funded films Four Corners, Hear me Move and Cold Harbour have been selected to screen and compete at the 23rd Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).

The Doc Shop Playlist 2015 – Call for entries
The National Film and Video Foundation is compiling a South African playlist of documentaries with up to 50 titles for The Doc Shop for the second year.

Call for Filmmakers to Attend the Business Model Canvas Workshops
The Documentary Filmmakers' Association in partnership with the Canadian Film Center (CFC) Media Lab, the National Film and Video Foundation, and the Durban FilmMart are hosting one-and-a-half day workshops on the powerful Business Model Canvas Tool for South African filmmakers.

The Film and Television industries mourn the passing of Simba Mhere
It was in 2010 when Simba Mhere's television career started to flourish, this was the year Simba won the Top Billing Presenter Search.

Call for nominations for the 09th South African Film and Television Award Lifetime Achievers
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extend a call to the industry to nominate the 09th South African Film and Television Awards Lifetime Achievers.

Khumba tops a million tickets in China
The second animated feature from Cape Town based Triggerfish, KHUMBA, has now had over a million theatrical admissions in China where it was released on December 31st.

New Offbeat Afrikaans Romantic Comedy Strikdas – ‘N Familie Gedoente Set For Release on 3 April 2015
Strikdas – ‘n Familie Gedoente is distributed by Indigenous Film Distribution and releases nationally on 3 April 2015.

NFVF funded short film, “As I Am” has been selected for the 23rd edition of the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).
This will be the world premiere of the film, which first screened at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2014. “As I Am” is director and screenwriter Sihle Hlophe’s fiction directorial debut.

Miners Shot Down Continues to Create Waves in the Festival Circuit
Miners Shot Down has been nominated for competition at two of Africa’s most prestigious film festivals: Luxor in Egypt and FESPACO in Burkina Faso.

Call for Entries to Encounters Documentary Producers’ Lab 2015
Encounters, with the support of the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund, will host a Producers Lab to support teams from 7 documentary companies to gain skills and tools necessary to operate optimally on the international scene.

South African Films Participate at the Berlin International Film Festival
Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 5 to 15 February 2015 and around 400 films will be shown. Among those films are 7 South African supported films.

Funds for Quarter 3 have been released
The National Film and Video Foundation is pleased to announce that NFVF Quarter 3 funding decisions have been released.

Tender Notice
The NFVF invites suitable service providers to submit proposal for the UK Seasons Marketing and Promotions Project 2014-2016

68th Cannes International Film Festival – NFVF Call for Projects
NFVF will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place from the 13th - 24th May 2015.

Africa Movie Awards Call for Entries 2015
The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), invites filmmakers to submit their feature, short or documentary for the 11th edition which takes place in 2015.

Scatzy.com calls for South African film and television content
Scatzy.com is open for business and able to provide 5000 library facilities and 120 million library cardholders in the USA and Canada with film and television content from South Africa.

NFVF/BLINGOLA Films Female Filmmaker Project 2015/16
The NFVF calls for female filmmakers to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the Blingola filmmaker project 2015/16.

Quarter 3 Funding Approvals Announcement Further Delayed
Quarter 3 funding approvals announcement further delayed due to unforeseen circumstances

Durban International Film Festival 2015 call for entries
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is calling for film submissions.

Applications for NFVF and MICT SETA Internship Programme
Eligible applicants are invited nationally to apply for the NFVF and MICT SETA Internship Programme.

Story Telling, Entertainment and Truth in Documentary
The desire to hear and tell stories has been a feature of all societies from time in memorial. Indeed, the right to tell stories in an unhindered, uncensored manner is considered by many as a fundamental human right.

2015 International Emmy® Awards Competition is now Open!
The International Emmy® Awards competition was founded with a mission to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States and presents International Emmy® Awards in twenty-one categories.

Vacancies: Iziko Museums of South Africa
Iziko Museums of South Africa are African museums of excellence that empower and inspire all people to celebrate and respect our diverse heritage

Delay in Announcement of Quarter 3 Funding Approvals
The National Film and Video Foundation Council held its scheduled meeting on 4 December 2014, where amongst other matters, funding applications for the third quarter submissions were tabled.

NFVF Vacancy: Legal & Compliance Officer
The NFVF is looking to fill the position of Legal & Compliance Officer

NFVF Vacancy: Head of Production and Development
The NFVF is looking to fill the position of Head of Production and Development

NFVF Vacancy: Head of Marketing and Communications
The NFVF is looking to fill the position of Head of Marketing and Communications

The Filmmakers Behind ALISON
Alison is a documentary featuring inspirational South African Alison Botha and is built around an intimate interview with Alison.

Triggerfish Gets Special Recognition Award From Premier
The creators of animated feature films, Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba received an unexpected honour when Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille

The NFVF to Conduct Workshops at KwaZulu Natal African Film Festival
The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture is once again proud to support the KwaZulu Natal African Film Festival taking place in KwaMashu from the 05th until the 14th of December 2014.

SAFTAs 2015 Judging Chairpersons Announced
The National Film and Video Foundation and the South African Film and Television Awards committee are proud to present the two judging Chairperson for the 9th Annual SAFTAs.

NFVF Hosts Gauteng Workshop
The NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will be hosting a three (3) day workshop for all young, eager and aspiring filmmakers in Gauteng.

South African Film “Flatland” Awarded Support By The World Cinema Fund
All-female western-adventure film, Flatland, has been selected to receive production funding from the World Cinema Fund.

NFVF and Delegates Attend the iEmmys
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture as well as other industry players will be traveling to the 42nd International iEmmy Awards Gala

Dr Ruth S Mompati Film Festival
The inaugural Dr Ruth S Mompati Film Festival takes place in Vryburg, from 28 to 30 November, 2014.

The NFVF announces the six Blingola Filmmaker Project 2013/14 / Female Only Filmmaker Project
The NFVF is proud to present six (6) short films by Emerging South African women under the theme Negotiating Spaces.

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie In The Packet
“You don’t even know, what you don’t know,” was Chisanga Kabinga’s lament about being a first time producer.

Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking is looking for a Chief Operations Officer
Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking, the multi-award winning NGO film school, is looking for a Chief Operations Officer (COO).

Out In Africa Film Festival
The final Festival of 2014, with the support of the NFVF,will takes place from Thursday the 13th of November to Sunday the 16th of November, at Cinema Nouveau Rosebank and the V&A Waterfront.

Durban FilmMart call for film project submissions
The annual Durban FilmMart is calling all African filmmakers to submit their film projects for 2015 DFM selections which opened on the 31st October and closes on the 15th February 2015.

NFVF Quarterly Call for Application Submissions
The NFVF is calling on the next quarterly submissions of applications for funding in the areas of training, marketing and distribution support, script development and production financing.

NFVF Funded Students Win at Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Two NFVF funded students have won best short in the Silicon Valley African Film Festival.

2015 Hot Docs Forum Submission Guidelines Now Available
The submission guidelines and FAQs are now available for the 2015 Hot Docs Forum.

Double International Win for South African movie, Four Corners
Ian Gabriel's South African thriller Four Corners achieved a double win at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival where it played in competition with films from the USA and around the world.

NFVF Funded The Dream of Shahrazad Selected for IDFA Masters
The Dream of Shahrazad has been selected for the prestigious Masters programme of the 2014 edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Feature Film Entry Deadline for the SAFTAs is Fast Approaching
The NFVF would like to remind all filmmakers that the closing date for Feature Film entries for the SAFTAs is the 30th of October 2014.

Hear Me Move Joins SA Freedom Tour
Hear me Move, SA’s first dance feature film is excited to be part of South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour – a truly ground breaking season of South African films that will screen in cinemas across the UK

Call for Proposals for The SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015
The British Council and the South African Department of Arts and Culture are launching an open call for proposals from artists and institutions to be part of the SA-UK Seasons project.

Hard To Get Closing Movie at AFRIFF
The organisers of the annual Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) have recently announced that Hard To Get, from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli, will be the closing night movie at the festival.

NFVF Vacancy
Vacant Position; Project Coordinator (Fixed-Term Contract)

NFVF Vacancy
Vacant Position: Project Coordinator (Fixed-Term Contract)

Shnit International Shortfilmfestival Cape Town: The Winners
shnit Cape Town came to a rousing end Sunday 12 October at The Labia Theatre, where Jury President Gavin Hood presented the Made in South Africa award to Tyron Janse van Vuuren for his confident and stylish character-study, Preparation.

“Celebrating Twenty Years of Democracy: Australia’s contribution to the New South Africa”
The Australian High Commission, together with the University of Pretoria, is pleased to launch a new photographic exhibition titled “Celebrating Twenty Years of Democracy: Australia’s Contribution to the New South Africa”.

Call for Entries Aluta Film Festival 2015
The organisers of the Aluta Film Festival are calling for entries from South African and International filmmakers for 2015.

Micro Budget Film Fund & Development Film Fund Submissions for 2015 open
The Durban Film Office is kick-starting their next round of submissions for their Micro Budget Film and Development Film Fund programmes.

SCOUT Location Public Workshop a Huge Success
The Durban Film Office has created a new location scouting mentorship and development programme known as SCOUT dedicated to young and previously disadvantaged local filmmakers.

NFVF Supported Films To Appear and Compete In The IDFA 2014 Competition
Made with the support of the NFVF, The Shore Break, Unearthed and The Dream of Shahrazad were selected to appear in the IDFA 2014 Competition.

SAFTAs 2015 Judging Process Kicks Off
The 1st of October 2014 marked the start of the judging process for the SAFTAs 2015 to be held on the 19th and 21st of March 2015.

iNumber Number and Hard to Get to screen at Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) 2014
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is this year taking the best of South African films and talent to Macufe. The NFVF’s participation commences tomorrow 07th October 2014 with the screening of iNumber Number at 7pm, NuMetro, Waterfall Mall.

Entries Closed for the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF)Pilot Film Proposals
The 19th of September marked the closing date for the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF), an initiative created by the NFVF and the IDC.

Durban Film Office Announce First Grantees of its Development Fund and Micro Budget Film Programme
The very first grantees of the Micro Budget Film and the Development Funding Programmes were awarded at a special Durban Film Office event.

Musiek Vir Die Agtergrond Has Been Selected For The Mumbai International Film Festival
The award winning South African film, Musiek vir die Agtergrond (Background Music) will be an official selection during the 2014 Mumbai International Film Festival (MAMI) in India.

Vacant Positions at 7de Laan
Vacant positions for Head Writer and Creative Director at 7de Laan

Elelwani, The First Tshivenda Film Selected as South Africa’s Oscars Entry
Ntshavheni wa Luruli’s film, Elelwani was yesterday, 30th September 2014 confirmed as South Africa’s official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Annual Academy Awards.

Vacancy - Production and Development Manager: Fiction
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.

Cinema Nouveau Launches Exciting New Initiative to Encourage Local Filmmakers to Submit a Short Film
Ster-Kinekor’s art-house chain of cinemas, Cinema Nouveau has launched an exciting initiative to support and encourage local filmmakers to create and submit original content in the form of a short film, no longer than ten minutes in duration.

NFVF Approved Projects 2014 – 2015: Cycle 2
List of approved NFVF projects for 2014-2015

Durban’s First Film Location Scouting Programme Launches Soon
The Durban Film Office is excited to launch SCOUT, the first location scouting mentorship and development programme in Durban.

Request for Proposals:Durban Film Office Micro Budget Film Programme Coordination
Request for Proposals: Durban Film Office Micro Budget Film Programme Coordination

SAMCAP Offers Financing Solutions for Film and TV
SAMCAP offers fast and secure interim/bridge financing, rebate financing, and gap financing for television and film projects being shot in South Africa.

Four Corners Marks 20 Years of Democracy at Countrywide UK Screenings
The South African award winning thriller Four Corners has been invited to screen as part of a special UK film tour designed to bring attention to South Africa's 20 Years of Democracy.

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Scheme launches
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies yesterday launched the South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Scheme at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) offices in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Berlinale Co-Production Market: Experienced Producers and “Berlinale Directors” May Submit New International Feature Film Projects until October 22
Until October 22, experienced producers from around the world may submit new feature film projects to the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015.

CALL FOR WRITERS! International Production for local and international broadcast.
TOP ACTOR SA producers are looking for emerging South African scriptwriters to provide short scripts (10 min maximum) to be utilized in this groundbreaking, competitive reality series.

Afrikaans drama 'Sink' set for 2015 Production
Anel Alexander and Johan Kruger are teaming up to adapt ‘Rachel Weeping’, a soon to be released novel by best-selling local author Brett Michael Innes, into an Afrikaans feature film provisionally entitled ‘Sink’.

National Film and Video Foundation to conduct a South African Audience Research
The research will provide much needed market intelligence to provide insight into consumer choices and preference. This will go a long to create a balance between production and consumption.

Call for The Annual Academy Awards’ (Oscars) Foreign Language Film Category now open
It is that time of the year when the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extends a call to South African Filmmakers to submit their films for The Annual Academy Awards (Oscars).

South Africa’s participation at Toronto International Film Festival increases
South Africa will have an increased participation at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year with more than 30 Filmmakers, supported by the National Film and Video Foundation and the Department of Trade and Industry in attendance.

Applications for the Position of Assessor and Course Designer for the Sediba Screenwriting Training & Development Programme
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is looking for applicants to fill the position of Assessor and Course Designer for the Sediba Screenwriting Training & Development Programme.

Hard To Get In BFI London Film Festival Line-Up
Local movie Hard To Get has been selected to screen at the prestigious London Film Festival in October.

Invitation for Filmmakers: Now is the time for your voice to be heard and secure the future of the SA TV production Industry for years to come!
SOS is working with SASFED to do an URGENT industry engagement process around ICASA’s local content decision document which till a few moments ago required comment by the 10th of September, but now we understand the deadline has just been postponed a bit!

Catch Hard To Get at Cinemas Countrywide
Catch the gripping roller coaster ride of a film, Hard to Get at cinemas countrywide starring Thishiwe Ziqubu, Pallance Dladla, Israel Makoe and Paka Zwedala. Directed by Zee Ntuli.

The Future of Television is at DISCOP Africa
In such a vibrant context, the annual DISCOP Africa market has become the most important annual pan-African industry gathering, bringing together the driving forces behind the continent’s multi-platform television and digital content businesses.

The NFVF and IDC have opened a call for Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF) Pilot Film proposals
July 2014 marked an important milestone in the film industry when the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) announced the launch of Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF).

Homemade Films Producing Soul City
Over 20 years, Soul City has built a proud history of launching new production companies into the South African industry. Homemade Films, run by Catharina Weinek and Mmabatho Kau with more than 30 years’ collective experience, has now taken up the baton to deliver a new season of this much-loved South African drama series, airing from 15 July.

NFVF Bursary Closing Date
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) invites prospective students to apply for its bursary scheme. The deadline for applications for is the 29 August 2014, at 12 noon.

South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) Deadline EXTENDED
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the South African Film and Television Awards Committee have extended the closing date for applications for the 09th South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) to the 28th of August 2014.

Minister Rob Davies Enhances Relations between South Africa and Major United States Film and Television Studios
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies said the film sector in South Africa has been making significant progress across the board. He was briefing the media in Pretoria on his visit to Hollywood, Los Angeles in the United States.

AfricAvenir & SA High Commission celebrate 20 Years of Freedom with the screening of “Felix”
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom since the first democratic elections on 27 April 1994, AfricAvenir Windhoek and the South African High Commission present the screening of the feel-good movie “Felix”, directed by Roberta Durrant

NFVF celebrates women’s month in style
The 13th of August marked the annual National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) 2014 women’s day celebration event.

Walk for Whiplash - Creating community around a brave film
Local filmmaker Meg Rickards plans to walk 26 km tomorrow, 8 August, from the Cape Town City Hall to Muizenberg, dressed in a petticoat and with painted-on bruises.

Stars shine at Between Friends premiere in Johannesburg
Audience reaction to Zuko Nodada’s “Between Friends” was just what the director wanted at last night’s première of the South African university reunion movie, which was hosted by SAFACT, CIPC and Indigenous Film Distribution and held at Ster-Kinekor -The Zone in Rosebank.

Local Films show an increase in revenue at the Box Office
The National Film and Video Foundation has released its South African Box Office Report for the first half of the year. The report shows that local productions generated R33 million in revenue, up 43% from the same period in 2013 which generated R23 million.

NFVF Vacancy
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), have vacancies for South Africa-United Kingdom Seasons Project Manager and Project Coordinator

Applications for EuroDoc 2015 now open
Submit your application and join the EURODOC network

Aluta Film Festival announces move to Mbombela City (Nelspruit) and dates
BushCoffee is pleased to announce that South Africa’s premier African and Diasporan cinema event: the Aluta Film Festival will be held February 26-28, 2015, in Mbombela City (Nelspruit) in the province ‘where the sun rises’ Mpumalanga.

Xolile Tshabalala appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for Africa International Film Festival
The Africa International Film Festival, which takes place in Nigeria from 9 to 16 November, has appointed South African actress Xolile Tshabalala as the 2014 Goodwill Ambassador.

The South Africa's DTI production and post-production incentive scheme
The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has developed incentives to attract international investment and production as well as to assist South African filmmakers in developing local content.

Good News - The Animation School in Johannesburg - Now Officially Open!
The Animation School Rosebank, Johannesburg are now taking full time applications for August 2014 and February 2015 intake! Apply Today!

OOMPH! Animation presents OONGU LOONGU
OOMPH! Animation presents OONGU LOONGU: Animal Palace, a children’s animated comedy TV?Series, the first ever fictional kids show acting as a platform to address factual wildlife and ?conservation issues in an attempt to educate and create an awareness globally, while entertaining.?

Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2014
The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners last night at the closing ceremonof the festival’s 35th edition at the Suncoast CineCentre Supernova, prior to the screening of its closing film, Million Dollar Arm.

Tshwane One City Film Festival Announces its Opening-Night Film
The world acclaimed and award-winning documentary film, Standing On My Sisters Shoulders will be the opening night movie at the inaugural Tshwane One City Film Festival.

The 9th South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs 2015) call for entries is NOW OPEN!
It is that time of the year when the film and television industry prepare for the biggest event in the film calendar, The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

NFVF IDC Fund to promote black filmmakers
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have announced a new initiative targeting local filmmakers and producers.

Increased NFVF Presence at the 35th Durban International Film Festival
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is happy to announce the increased presence of the National Film and Video Foundation. Celebrating its 35th year’s of existence, the festival is currently running until 27 July 2014 at nine venues around Durban.

A Tribute to the Frontline States will have its world premiere at Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) on July 20, 2014.
As part of the Rainbow Makers series from the African Oral History Archive (AOHA) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Tribute to Democracy Series, we champion the people who have contributed to the making of modern South Africa.

The NFVF is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to writers who wish to be trained as professional screenwriters as well as develop their feature film concepts
The NFVF is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to writers who wish to be trained as professional screenwriters as well as develop their feature film concepts.

International Emmy Semi Final judging session takes place in Johannesburg
The National Film and Video Foundation in partnership with Light and Dark Films hosted the semi-final round of judging of the International Emmys on Thursday 10th July 2014 in Johannesburg.

The National Film and Video Foundation calls for Aspirant Script Editors
The National Film & Video Foundation is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to individuals who wish to train as script editors in the film and television arena.

The NFVF calls for Feature Film Script Writers
The NFVF is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to individuals who wish to train as feature film script writers in the film and television arena.

The IDFA Forum 2014 is now open for submissions
The IDFA Forum 2014 is looking for new, inspiring documentary projects to be pitched at the 22nd edition of the IDFA Forum (24-26 November 2014).

Marikana film resonates beyond our borders
Miners Shot Down, the documentary that commentators have said every South Afircan should see, is resonating deeply with international audiences.

Commonwealth Connections Short Animated Films
The Edinburgh Festivals are being supported by the Scottish Government through their Edinburgh Festivals EXPO fund, and by Creative Scotland, the national arts body to develop a number of activities to increase the awareness of the Commonwealth 2014.

Cold Harbour – The best of Africa noir premieres at DIFF followed by cinema release in July
United International Pictures and Ten10 Films have announced that from the producers of JERUSALEMA, comes a new crime thriller, COLD HARBOUR starring Tony Kgoroge and Fana Mokoena. The film will release in cinemas nationwide on July 25th following its world première at the Durban International Film Festival on 19 July.

A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake
One of the gala highlights at DIFF is the world première of A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, the much-anticipated documentary debut of celebrated television/film/theatre director Michael Lessac.

Invitation to tender
The NFVF requires a service provider to conduct research that will provide a detailed profile and insight of the South African film audience including consumption and spending patterns.

35th Durban International Film Festival 17 - 27 July 2014
2014 sees the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) return for its 35th year to celebrate the wonder and diversity of global cinema. From 17 to 27 July, Durban will be lit by the glow of the silver screen, with over 250 screenings in 9 venues across the city.

Early Bird Delegate Registration for DFM 2014
Will you be registering early for the Durban FilmMart? Time is running out to take advantage of the Early Bird Delegate Registration currently on offer.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) showcases South Africa’s animators at Annecy
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) together with a South African Animators delegation represented the country at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The festival took place from the 09th until the 14th of June 2014 in France.

Hard to Get to open the Durban International Film Festival
The Durban International Film Festival (July 17 – 27) is extremely happy to announce that the opening film at DIFF 2014 will be Hard To Get from first-time feature director Zee Ntuli and produced by Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring.

NFVF statement on the announcement of its new council members
06 June 2014: The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) of South Africa under the leadership of Ms. Zama Mkosi welcomes the appointment of its new Council Members by the Minister of Arts and Culture.

Between Friends to screen at the Durban International Film Festival
“Between Friends”, a South African university reunion movie in the tradition of “The Big Chill” and “Peter’s Friends”, will screen at the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa's largest and longest-running film festival, which is in its 35th year. The festival will run from 17 to 27 July 2014.

Another successful year for South African film at the Cannes International Film Festival
24 May 2014: South African film industry, headed by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in partnership with Kwa-Zulu Natal Film commission (KZNFC), Durban Film Office (DFO) and WESGRO experienced another successful year at the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival commenced on the 14th of May and will run until the 25th May.

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.

NFVF / Natives at Large Youth Filmmaker Project 2013 /14
The National Film and Video Foundation calls for young filmmakers to apply for an opportunity to be considered for the youth filmmaker project 2013/14

NFVF/BLINGOLA FILMS FEMALE FILMMAKER PROJECT 2013/14
NFVF/BLINGOLA FILMS FEMALE FILMMAKER PROJECT 2013/14

iNUMBER NUMBER HOLDS STRONG WITH AUDIENCES AND CRITICS ALIKE
iNUMBER NUMBER HOLDS STRONG WITH AUDIENCES AND CRITICS ALIKE

Approved Script Editor - Tracey-Lee Rainers
Approved Script Editor

35th Durban International Film Festival Kicks Off with a Move to Tsogo Sun July 17 – 27, 2014
South Africa's largest and longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts presents its 35th edition from 17 to 27 July 2014

David Kau signs a major deal at the Cannes International Film Festival
Cannes, 20 May 2014: Comedian David Kau of Blitz Patrollie and Taxi Ride fame has concluded a major production and distribution deal with Archstone Pictures and Archstone Distribution to co-produce and distribute his new film Sekwankwetla.

NFVF to screen four films at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival market
NFVF to screen four films at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival market

AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of the South African feature “Durban Poison”
AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of the South African feature “Durban Poison”

South Africa to celebrate 20 years of Freedom at the Cannes International Film Festival
South Africa to celebrate 20 years of Freedom at the Cannes International Film Festival

CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDENTS
CALL FOR NATIONAL BURSARY APPLICATIONS FOR FILM & TV STUDENTS

The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission – Cannes Film Festival 14 – 25 May 2014.
The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission - Cannes

iNumber Number climbs the Box Office Top 10
In its opening week, the South African thriller iNumber Number earned the No. 6 position on the industry’s Top Ten, alongside Hollywood blockbusters like The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

5th Durban FilmMart Project Selection announcement
It’s that exciting time of the year again when the Durban FilmMart proudly reveal the names of the African filmmakers whose film and documentary projects have been officially selected to participate in the continent’s leading finance and coproduction film market.

Ster-Kinekor is expanding its luxurious Cine Prestige theatre offerings
Ster-Kinekor is expanding its luxurious Cine Prestige theatre offerings to three more sites, including The Grove in Pretoria East, which commences trading on the evening of Friday 28 February with the screening of multi-Oscar nominated American Hustle in the two theatres.

Desert film festival ends on a high note
The Sahara International Film Festival (known as FiSahara) ended on a high note last night as legendary South African musician Jonas Gwangwa and world music star Mariem Hassan performed at the closing ceremony.

Cameras roll on "Tell Me Sweet Something"
From the team that produced the box office hit MATERIAL, comes another film, a romantic comedy called TELL ME SWEET SOMETHING.

Triggerfish Animation Studios Signs with WME
Triggerfish Animation Studios, Khumba, Signs

iNumber Number crushes it at the local box office
iNumber Number, Box Office

Celebrating 20 Years of Film
20 Years of Film, Cry the Beloved Country

Samora Sekhukhune, South Africa's rising star
Samora Sekhukhune, Filmmaker, in the making

Call For nominations for National Film & Video Foundation Advisory panels
Call, nominations, Advisory panels

The Cannes Film Festival Marché du Film 2014 Market Readiness Workshop
Cannes, Readiness, Workshop, ATFT

Early bird delegate registration for the 5th Durban FilmMart now open
The Durban FilmMart celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2014, together with the Durban International Film Festival, which celebrates its 35th birthday, and with it comes the exciting announcement of a move to a new venue.

Felix wins another three awards
Felix, the South African youth and family film, written by Shirley Johnston and directed by Roberta Durrant, wins three further awards in one week: The Youth Jury prize for Best Film, Best Film award and the Adult Jury Prize...

Voting for the SAFTAs Best TV Soap category opened
The voting line for the 8th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) Best TV Soap award category is now open.

Felix wins two more Awards
Felix, the South African youth and family film won two further awards: Best Feature Script at the WGSA Muse Awards, and the Audience Award at Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

The National Film and Video Foundation supports Bojanala Film Week
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will once again take part in the Annual Bojanala Film Week taking place for the third time in Rustenburg. The film week will take place from the 17th to the 21st of March.

Substance Films – International documentary – Pregnancy, Birth, Motherhood
Substance Films is a Cape Town-based documentary production company, currently producing an international documentary about pregnancy, birth and motherhood in South Africa with a working title of Birthright.

Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraising jol for South African street dance legend Prince Mofokeng
This Saturday, 22 March 2014, Fly On The Wall is hosting a fundraising jol for South African street dance legend Prince Mofokeng, who was diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer earlier this year.

The NFVF releases the 2013 graduate absorption study findings
The NFVF undertook a study in 2013 aimed at tracking the absorption rate of the students awarded bursaries since 2008. The study revealed that the SA film sector is able to absorb graduates with film related qualifications.

Hollywood distributor to release SA crime drama iNumber Number in US in Spring 2014
Los Angeles-based production and distribution company has acquired the North American rights to 'iNumber Number', the South African thriller written and directed by Donovan Marsh.

The National Film and Video Foundation releases the 2013 Box Office report
South Africa has generated revenues of more than R879 million in 2013 for the 204 films shown at box office. This is due to a growing film industry and higher demand from consumers.

New Project to promote Film in Township High Schools
The South African Film Training and Events Consortium (SAFTEC) in partnership with the Es’kia Mphahlele Library and the Konani School of Media Film and Television, invites high school students and teachers to the launch of the Gauteng Film Club Project on 18 March.

Four Corners gets the official thumbs up at premiere in Los Angeles
The South African edgy crime thriller bagged an official entry into the 2014 Academy Awards to represent South Africa in the Foreign Language category.

Harris nominated for Mandela film
British actress Naomie Harris has received two nominations for the 34th London Critics Circle Film Awards.

Mandela film is highest grossing biopic in SA
After its nationwide release on 28 November 2013, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has become the highest grossing biopic of all time in South Africa.

Deadline is looming for proposals to access the Durban Film Office's Development Fund Programme
The recently launched Development Fund Programme of the Durban Film Office closes this Monday 13th January 2014 at 17h00. Local filmmakers are encouraged to submit their proposals.

Felix wins big at AFRIFF
Felix, the award-winning South African family film was honoured at AFRIFF2013 with the prestigious award of The Best Director (Roberta Durrant) which included a $2000 monetary prize.

eThekwini Local Film Market and Awards Ceremony - Saluting and supporting Durban's film industry players
It's that time of the year again when we will gather once again to witness the exciting announcement of the winners of the 2nd eThekwini Local Film Awards.

Al Jazeera to screen landmark UP series, set in South Africa
21 years ago, for ITV's award-winning TV series 7UP South Africa, acclaimed director Angus Gibson filmed a cross-section of the country's seven-year-old children and asked them about their lives, hopes and dreams.

DIFF calls for entries for 2014
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will celebrate its 35th edition from 17-27 July 2014 with over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, and special focus on films from South African and Africa.

South African documentaries making a splash at IDFA
Five South African documentary films will be screened at this year's International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) which is scheduled to take place from the 19th of November to the 1st of December 2013.

iMPAC Festival
iMPAC is a festival exploring the Film Arts and it will take place from the 2nd to till the 5th October 2013 at Sax Arena, Open Window Campus, John Vorster Drive, Centurion.

Six SA Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival
05 September 2013: Six South African films have been selected for screening at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which is taking place from the 5th to the 15th of September 2013 in Canada.

Of Good Report
Sales Agent 6 Sales have picked up South African feature, Of Good Report, ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 6th September.

Felix Selected for Top International Film Festival
Felix, the feel-good South African family film, has been selected for the 57th BFI London Film Festival, named one of the top 11 film festivals in the world by The Guardian last year.

Otelo Burning in Top Ten List of Best African Films of the 21st Century
South African feature film Otelo Burning has been selected in the top 10 African movies of the 21st century selected by Peace Anyiam-Osigwe, the CEO and founder of the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).

Shnit International Short Film Festival Returns to Cape Town
Shnit International Short film festival presents an explosive Short Film Experience like no other. The most recent masterpieces from all corners of the world

Notification to the public regarding the interviews of the National Film and Video Foundation Council members
The notice is hereby given that the Minister of Arts and Culture invites the stakeholders of the Film and Video industry to the interviews of the persons nominated by members of the public to serve on the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council from 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2017.




Al Jazeera Pitching Forum Call at the 17th Encounters Documentary Festival
Global Exhibition on Services (GES)
South Africa launches the Cannes SA Film Factory at the Cannes Film Festival
Official Project Selection for the 6th Durban FilmMart Announced in Cannes Yesterday
Durban FilmMart 2015 Early Bird Registration