NFVF announces 2016/17 annual performance plan and funding approvals

Regulation & Policy

Beginning 1 April 2016, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) changed its funding cycle from a four-month annual cycle to a three-month annual cycle. This change will impact all the funding categories: Education and Training; Development (of feature films, documentaries and TV concepts); Production (of feature films and documentaries); and Marketing and Distribution, to allow more time for evaluations, and create a face to face pitch environment for shortlisted applicants.

Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF in any of the aforementioned funding categories. The NFVF’s funding policy follows a tiered approach to funding to ensure that all levels of filmmakers, from emerging to experienced, benefit equally from funding and all the programmes of the organisation.

The year 2016/17 will see several significant landmarks in South African history being highlighted. The NFVF has been tasked with promoting social cohesion through initiatives such as audience development and accurate representation of our proud history.

“In the financial year 2016/17, we will continue to play a leading role in the growth of our industry, addressing the needs from the stakeholders and broader film community. The NFVF has committed to enabling the industry, doing so through production and development, policy and research, funding and governance. We would like to assure the industry that we will continue to implement our strategic priorities with integrity, and working towards improving the quality of life of ordinary South Africans,” says Zama Mkosi, chief executive officer. Read the full story here: