South Africa: Financing Your Film – Women are doing it for themselves


Women in Film and Television South Africa (WIFTSA) will host a Panel Discussion entitled Financing Your Film: managing your relationship with broadcasters and financiers, on 5 August (6pm – 8pm) at the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction, Cape Town.

For many filmmakers, finding finance is the hardest part of making a film. In an attempt to address this issue, WIFTSA has put together a high-profile panel of experts that will discuss how best to meet the stipulations of financiers and broadcasters.

Film Finances’ Paul Raleigh and attorney, Guy MacLeod, will introduce the audience to their new all-in-one PAL product designed to meet the legal, insurance and auditing criteria of financiers in one simple package. Financiers such as the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and local broadcasters such as the SABC will discuss the nuts and bolts of managing a successful, on-going relationship with the people who hold the purse-strings.

The loss of the Sithengi Film & TV Market as a regional platform to share ideas, incentives and values, as well as WIFTSA’s on-going interest in promoting the development of vital business skills in the industry has prompted WIFTSA to hold this event. The event is open to WIFTSA members, and non-members at a charge of R20. The event is made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Cape Film Commission, and of the venue by the Protea Hotel Victoria Junction.