25 August 2021.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in partnership with Netflix, have shortlisted candidates for their joint film fund valued at R28 Million. The fund provides 100% funding for six micro-budget films, with four budgeted at R4 million and two budgeted at R6 million.
The partnership, announced in March 2021, was followed by a public call for submissions starting on the 1st of April 2021 until the 7th of May 2021 which the industry responded to with a resounding number of 284 applications! After a rigorous evaluation period, we are proud to announce the following filmmakers who have made it to the second phase where they will be invited to pitch their projects to a panel. The pitch-day sessions will be held in September 2021.
Congratulations to all of the shortlisted candidates!
|Project Name||Name of the Applicant|
|The Girl From Before (Cellar)||Maynard Kraak|
|INKABI (The Hitman)||Norman Maake|
|Twice in a Blue Moon||Rani Sitaram|
|Runs In The Family||Amina Thornton|
|Thula Thula||Yolanda Mogatusi|
|Taking Thandi||Sibusiso Ngobeni|
|Real Estate sisters||Reabetswe Moeti|
|Super Rich Kids||Thulani Gumede|
|Smart Casuals||Ndamu Farisani|
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa’s film and video industry. The NFVF does this by providing funding for the development, production, marketing, and distribution of films and the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry.
Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
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