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The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in April and May are open

08/03/2021

The NFVF funding applications to attend Markets and Festivals taking place in April and May are open

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is pleased to announce that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place in April and May 2021.

The grant is to provide financial support for South African filmmakers/practitioners to attend local and international film festivals, forums to promote their film and television products, share their expertise and to promote the South African film industry.

April and May festivals include:

Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong April 1-12

Seattle Film Festival, US April 8-18, online

Canneseries, France April 9-14

Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey April 9-20

MIPTV, France April 12-15

CPH:DOX, Denmark April 21-May 2

Stockholm Film Festival Junior, Sweden - April 19-24, hybrid event

Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea - April 29-May 8

Hot Docs, Canada April 29-May 9

Indecision, Portugal April 29-May 9

True/False Film Fest, US - May 5-9 - in-person with online component

Cheltenham International Film Festival, UK May 25-June 5

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Canada May 27-June 6

Series Mania, France May 28-June 5

Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine - May 29-June 6 - hybrid event

Krakow Film Festival, Poland May 30-June 6

Specific conditions are applicable for each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before applying.

Project support is limited to;

two (2) international and two (2) local Festival or market per financial year per Applicant; and

one (1) representative per project per Festival or market.

Individual support is limited to;

one (1) international and one (1) local Festival or market per financial year

Opening date for submissions: Submission Date: 8th March 2021

Closing date for submissions: Submission Date: 15th March 2021

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za/

Important notice

Please take note of the following disclaimers:

Tier yourself accordingly

Carefully read the definitions of the sub categories before selecting

It is advisable that the main applicant applies instead of using a 3rd party to apply on their behalf

Only recently certified documents will be accepted. (NOT OLDER THAN 6 MONTHS, WITH A DATED STAMP)

Only valid documents will be allowed (NOT EXPIRED)

Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified

Tier breakdown:

Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 theatrically released feature films.

Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience but who have developed and produced 1-2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, 2-3 short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production.

Tier 3: New entrants into the industry, particularly recent film school graduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. This intervention is geared towards first time filmmakers having a calling card in the film industry. This tier is only eligible for short film funding.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted.

For any queries regarding applications please contact:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo

Applications Officer

Email: thandekileh@nfvf.co.za.

Telephone: 011 483 0880

Or

Manti Sekwakwa

Applications Officer

Email: mantis@nfvf.co.za

Telephone: 011 483 0880
LINK: https://www.nfvf.co.za/home/index.php?ipkMenuID=&ipkArticleID=760...
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