If you are an avid storyteller and dream of having your story on the stream screen, here is your chance. The NFVF and Netflix have signed a partnership to fund local filmmakers.
The agreement will see R28 million pooled together, enabling the production of 6 South African feature films. The 100% funding is an attempt to boost the recovery of SA’s creative industry.
Many productions, locally and internationally, had to be halted/postponed due Covid-19 global lockdowns. The partnership will see 6 local films funded, categorised into 2 streams: 4 feature films with a budget of R4 million each and two feature films with a budget of R6 million each.
● Stream 1: Four Feature Films by emerging filmmakers capped at R4 000 000
● Stream 2: Fictional Feature Films by established filmmakers capped at R6 000 000
Have a great story to tell? The NFVF and @NetflixSA have the funding for you!
We're calling all filmmakers with stories in development to submit applications for their stories to be fully-funded. Call opens 1 April 2021.
— National Film & Video Foundation (@nfvfsa) March 18, 2021
“The past year has been incredibly difficult with the pandemic hitting so many industries around the world. The creative community, that we are a part of, has supported us through the good times so we want to help them continue to create the stories our members love through the $1 million Covid Relief Fund contribution we started last year in collaboration with SASFED and IPO to help below-the-line workers in South Africa’s creative industry and now, we’re excited to take this a step further with this joint fund with NFVF for above-the-line talent,” says Netflix’s Director of Content in Africa, Ben Amadasun.
More details will be available at www.nfvf.co.za or @nfvfsa on all social media platforms.
The submission portal is to go live on 1 April 2021.