Call for South African Producers to participate to the 2013 Sediba International Financing Programme


The Sediba International Financing Programme (SIFPP), aimed at experienced and emerging producers in television drama & feature film products, is geared at offering focused training in international financing, packaging, sales and distribution.

Are you a Producer in film or television who wants to gain skills in:

Extending your product beyond the immediate SA marketplace?
Developing strategic knowledge of international financiers – including commercial players (equity, bank, sales, distribution); public funds, and co-production opportunities?
Packaging and building appropriate finance plans for your project?
Building a sustainable production company through strategic business opportunities?
Understanding the wider, rapidly changing film, television and 'cross-media' market?

… then this programme has been designed for you!

Since its inception four years ago, over one hundred producers have been empowered with the know-how of sourcing international financing through co-production partnerships and other alternatives in an effort to raising sufficient funds to make films of the highest quality.

By drawing on the knowledge, training experience and educational resources offered by Angus Finney, the South African Programme has no doubt proved to be a prestigious, high quality and efficiently run event that truly addresses the challenges that local producers are faced with in their quest to source and secure international financiers, sales and distribution agents for their locally produced products.

In addition, the excellent relationship between the NFVF and the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) affords eligible producers to attend this market and pitch projects developed through SIFPP to international financiers, distributors and sales agents. The successful producers are fully funded by the NFVF to attend this market.

strong>To be eligible to apply, all Producers, emerging and experienced, need to have completed a feature film script that is most likely to have international appeal.

Workshop Details Are As Follows:

The programme comprises of 3 workshops with deliverables in-between.

1. Sediba International Financing Programme for Experienced Producers
First workshop will be held from the 28th till the 30th August 2013. Subsequent dates have not been set yet.
Cost: R5 000 per person
(Payable upfront or in 5 equal instalments)

2. Sediba International Financing Programme for Emerging Producers
First workshop will be held on the 31st August and 01st September 2013. Subsequent dates have not been set yet.
Cost: R1 500 per person (payment due upon acceptance)

To download forms and more info see here:

Deadline for applications is the 05th July 2013, 12h00

Participants are liable for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.