NFVF calls on SMMEs in the Marketing & Distribution and Festival-Hosting industry to apply for Funds

Call for Marketing and Distribution Cycle 3 FY 2021/22 and Festival Hosting Cycle 1 FY 2022/23 is Open

About the Opportunity:

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has released the call for applicants to submit for:

1) Marketing and Distribution (Cycle 3 FY 2021/22)

2) Festival Hosting (Cycle 1 FY 2022/23)


Eligibility: Marketing and Distribution

Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing at least three successful and commercially viable Feature Films, TV Films, or Documentaries.

Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience, must have developed and produced; one or two Feature Films, TV Films or Documentaries, or two or three Short Films and/or Commercials.

Tier 3: Not applicable for Marketing and Distribution funding

Application Criteria:

  • Independent South African filmmakers and distributors.

  • Funding is only available for Feature Films and TV formats.

Documentation and Information Required:

  • A Synopsis, including detailed information about the format and genre.

  • A one to two – page letter of motivation.

  • A distribution plan

  • A signed letter of intent from the distributor.

  • A detailed sales, distribution and marketing strategy.

  • A detailed marketing plan and budget

Please see more required information

Eligibility: Festival Hosting

Tier 1: Established film festivals which should ideally have been in operation for more than ten (10) years and be able to show that they attract funding from multiple sources.

Tier 2: Intermediate film festivals which have been in operation for more than five (5) years and less than ten (10) years.

Tier 3: Emerging film festivals which have been in operation for more than two (2) years and less five (5) years.

Documentation and Information Required:

  • A synopsis describing why the festival is unique and what the planned effect of holding the festival is.

  • A project outline and timeline.

  • A one to two – page letter of motivation

  • A detailed festival plan and programme

  • A detailed festival budget.

  • A document detailing the proposed target audience

Please see more required information

Submission Deadline:

17 January 2022

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Contact Details:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo

Email :


Manti Sekwakwa

Email :

Telephone: 011 483 0880


87 Central Street




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