Canada and SA renew co-development incentive

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, recently announced the renewal of an agreement to establish a dedicated incentive over three years for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers. The announcement was made during the Durban FilmMart (DFM) which took place from 20 to 23 July at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organisations. Eligible projects are television programmes in the drama, documentary, or children and youth genres. Further details of the programme, including key dates, will be announced in the weeks to come.

The total amount of funding available through the incentive is approximately CAD 120 000 or ZAR 1 200 000 with each funding organisation contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is CAD 40 000 or ZAR 200 000.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the Canada Media Fund website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.