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14 February 2017

Call for Proposals 2017: Female Filmmaker’s Project - National Film and Video Foundation (South Africa)

Call for Proposals 2017
Female Filmmaker’s Project
National Film and Video Foundation
(South Africa) 8 February, 2017 - 07:17

NFVF is introducing a programme to provide opportunities to enable female filmmakers to develop, write, direct and produce 10 short films each (“the Film”) over a period of 3 years.

The concept for the Women Filmmaker’s Project is to appoint a production company to assist the NFVF in carrying out its mandate with respect to providing opportunities to female filmmakers to make short films.

The successful production company (“the Company”) will be required to manage, execute and deliver all 10 films over a period of 3 years, each of which must be made, as completely as possible, by a team of female filmmakers (“the Filmmakers”).

The Company must select a team of filmmakers in accordance with a call for submissions, which must be approved by the NFVF prior to being published and must include (not exclusively) the following criteria for submissions:

- Female applicants with a minimum of two years’ experience in the industry in any department;
- Preference given to females who have not had an opportunity to make a film;
- Female individuals may or may not both write and direct.

The Company in collaboration with the NFVF will agree on the stories to go into development, which development process will be managed by the Company.

Upon completion of the development of the scripts, the Company and the NFVF will select the best scripts for production.

The Company will then work with Tier 2 Filmmakers in the production of the films from pre-production to post production until delivery of the films.


Production Company

To be eligible for selection to manage, execute and deliver the films, the production company must:

producer/s must be South African citizens

previous recipients of slate or project funding (e.g. female and youth projects) from the organisation are not eligible

company must be 51% owned and managed by a Black Female
have at least three years of long form development and production experience

comply with BBBEE requirements (BBBEE Certificates must be supplied)

have 100% female ownership and control

have females in all the key decision making positions within their company

have some demonstrable mentorship experience in the industry
applicants who have four active NFVF funded projects across the value chain in one funding cycle are also not eligible


The Company must be able to commit and adhere to the following terms of the NFVF brief:

Develop and produce 10 short films, length of which may not exceed 24 minutes and not be less than 22 minutes in length.

Be able to produce the films at the stated budget of R500 000 each.

Any budget excess will not be funded by the NFVF.

Any additional funding raised towards the production of the films is exclusive of the NFVF’s contribution and the NFVF will not be held responsible for the raising of any additional funding.


All applicants should provide the following documentation:
Production company executive summary with detailed company experience

Producer and key management team’s CVs with filmography
Mentorship experience

Tax Clearance Certificate for Production Company applying
BBBEE certificate of company

Company registration documents

Proposed development schedule and budget

Proposed production schedule and budget

Finance plan (where proposed budget exceeds R2 500 000)



1st Quarter:
Final development schedule and budget
Call for filmmakers
Key mentor team CVs

2nd Quarter:
Final filmmaker selection with profiles
Synopses of final film selections
Progress report on development schedule

3rd Quarter:
Final scripts
Final production schedule and budget
Proof of additional financing (where applicable)

4th Quarter:
Final crew list
Final cast list
Shooting schedule
Post Production schedule
Final delivery of films

Applications must be submitted via email to Any queries maybe directed to Thandeka Zwana at

Closing date for proposals is the 28th of February 2017. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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