Like This Article: The NFVF Invitation to submit Documentary Proposals for The Next 25 Years of Democracy
This year marks 25 years of democracy and freedom in South Africa and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) will be commissioning four companies to produce one documentary under the theme: “The Next 25 Years of Democracy”.
This is to celebrate our achievements as a nation, reflecting on some of the defining moments that shaped us over the past two decades. The NFVF is looking for fully developed projects that create deep and lasting impressions through a fascinating story, character/s, or cinematic approach.
The call seeks to award funding to the value of R750, 000 (Seven Hundred Thousand Rand only) funding for the production of one 48-minute documentary in keeping with the theme of "The next 25 Years of Democracy".
The proposals must demonstrate the preservation of our history, and most importantly provide solutions to the next generation through a strong premise, critical thinking, and competing views.
Proposals must have a clear central idea, captivating and compelling story, inspiring character/s, a bold visual style and accurate representation of our nation.
The film that is produced out of this initiative will have to meet the NFVF's requirements for content that informs, educates, entertains and offers unique perspectives of South Africa's of South African's young democracy.
Who is eligible?
In order for a production company to be considered for this opportunity, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
Producer/s must be either a South African citizen or be a permanent resident of South Africa.
Preference will be given to female-owned companies.
51% black-owned and managed companies with a unique proposal.
Tier 1/2 Production Company. This is defined in the NFVF Funding Policy as:
Tier 1 (Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 feature-length documentary films.)
Tier 2 (Filmmakers with limited experience in the film industry, but who have developed and produced 1-2 feature-length films, television fiction and/or, 2-3 documentary short films seeking to venture into feature film development and production)
Production company should demonstrate an understanding of packaging and marketing of documentary films.
Producer or Production Company to have established relationships with local distributor/s and/or international sales agent/s.
CLOSING DATE: 17 February 2017
All applications must be submitted via the NFVF application portal: click here. Application queries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org