Netflix COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund 2021

About the Opportunity

Netflix, the world's leading streaming entertainment service, has created a COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund in collaboration with the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and supported by the Independent Producers Organization (IPO). The aim of the fund is to provide short-term relief to below-the-line workers whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom are paid hourly wages and/or work on a project-to-project basis.

We invite eligible members of the South African creative community to apply for the fund by following the application process outlined below. The fund application process will be administered by Tshikululu Social Investments while the final decision making will be conducted by a Selection committee nominated by Netflix and its fund collaborators, SASFED with the support of IPO.

Eligibility Criteria

The Netflix COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund to provide emergency relief to crew who are most affected by the pandemic. Applicants must be creatives (below-the-line and above-the-line workers) who work in the television and film industry, in accordance with the list of eligible job positions. For 2021, Netflix has expanded the qualifying eligible job positions to increase opportunities for crew members: The following job positions are eligible to apply:

Eligible Job Criteria

  • Action Vehicle standby / Animal Welfare Inspector / Animal Wrangler / Armoury - standby / Art Director / Associate Producer / Construction standby / Costume Dept. / Dialect/Accent Coach / Director's Assistant / Entire AD Dept. / Entire Art Dept / Entire Camera Dept. / Entire Grips Team / Entire Lighting Team / Entire Postproduction Team. / Entire Production Team / Entire Sound Team / Environmental Control Officer / Greens Standby / Hair & Makeup. / HOD (below-the-line, please specify) / Location Dept / Music Composition /On Set Catering / On-Set Photographer /Post Music / Post Sound / Producers Assistant / Props - standby / Script Supervisor / Security / SFX Team / Show Publicist / Stunt Dept. / Transport Dept / Unit Facilities Dept / VFX / Animator / Accounts Dept. / (Accountant, Assistant, Petty Cash Clerk) / Brush hand / Casting (including Coordinator, Casting Director, Assistant Casting Director, professional talent agents, Chaperone) / Continuity /Content Moderator / Content story researcher/ Dialect/Accent Coach / Drone Pilot / Dubbing Director / Environmental Control Officer / Extras Coordinator / Food Styling Assistant (preparing and cooking food to be styled and presented on set) / Live Logger / Live Feed Assistant / On Set Live grade and Exposure Control / Professional Audio-visual Actors (Please note that this excludes extras, models, and live performance actors) / Prosthetics (artist, mould maker) / Quality Control /Scenic Dept / Screenwriters / Script Coordinator / Script Editor / Set design and decoration (set decorating scenic/ set finisher, Set Decorating, and dressing) / Sign Writer (screen/scenic artist) / Skipper / Special effects (on-set visual effects techniques; you could also call them 'practical effects') Storyboard Artist/ Animatic artist / Technician (including audio and visual technician) / Vision Control / Videographer (behind the scenes) / Wardrobe

Submission Deadline:

27 September 2021

Grant application process:

  • The official application window for this call is 20 to 27 September 2021 at 11h00.

  • To apply, complete this application form and attach supporting documents.

  • Applicants will undergo initial screening and vetting and if successful will be forwarded to the Selection Committee who will make the final decision for funding.

  • Applicants will be considered on a 'first come, first serve' basis based on budget availability.

  • Each successful applicant is eligible for a R15 000 one-time benefit.

  • The application process assessment process takes about 6 to 12 weeks, if you have not received a response during this time; please consider yourself unsuccessful.

  • For any queries about this application form email

  • Emailed applications will not be accepted.

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Tel: +27 (0)11 544 0300


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Metropolitan Building, Parktown, 2193

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