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Opening Soon: NFVF/Netflix Grants Programme 2021 for South African Filmmakers

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, is proud to announce its latest partnership. Netflix, the world’s leading streaming service with 204 million subscribers globally is joining forces with the NFVF in a partnership valued at R28 million to produce six South African feature films. The agreement will see both partners contributing R14 million each in support of the production of local films, which will include exclusive debuts on Netflix.

Application Opens: 1st April 2021

About the Award: 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

Type: Grants

Eligibility:

Eligible Countries: South Africa

Number of Awards: 6

Value of Award: The funding for the films will alleviate the pressure filmmakers face to raise additional funding and boost recovery of the creative industry from the pandemic, whilst ensuring job creation.  All 6 films created from this fund will premiere on Netflix first.

How to Apply: Opening Soon

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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Visit Award Webpage for Details