Welcome to the IPO

The Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) is a representative, national organisation of independent South African film, television and digital producers constituted to represent, protect and promote the interests and needs of producers.

Our Vision is to be recognised locally and globally as the power behind a thriving, sustainable, inclusive, widely-acclaimed and globally competitive South African film, TV and digital media production industry which celebrates and affirms our country’s diversity.

Our Mission is to represent, protect and elevate the interests of film, TV and digital media content producers and, in turn, all who work in and are suppliers to the industry, to ensure an empowered, transformed, vibrant and flourishing industry which maximises its economic contribution and job-creation potential, by effective lobbying of Government and other key stakeholders.

For any queries, please feel free to contact our Executive Director Trish Downing on trish@ipo.org.za or reach out to the IPO Secretariat on administrator@ipo.org.za

Always working in your best interests.

Upcoming Events to Diarise

Diarise our July Power Hour where we demystify “Development”. What are the elements of this process and how can you power up your own projects? Power producer Thandi Davids gives us the inside track on Wed 20 July at 2pm. RSVP: tlhakanelo@ipo.org.za

M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Return of the Outcasts starting Monday, July 18 will be the focus of our July Chat and Chill session! Please diarise Thursday 21 July at 4pm for a view into the making of “the greatest game”. RSVP: tlhakanelo@ipo.org.za

Please join us for the in-person session from 12:00-13:00 on Friday 22nd July at the Elangeni Hotel for The Bills: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Local and international experts unpack the highly controversial draft Copyright and Performers’ Protection Bills to assess their economic impact on the film and TV production industry. Will these Bills make or break the sector? How will they affect producers and the sustainability of production companies? This is stuff you need to know before these Bills are passed into law.

Join our Short Film Webinars 

The IPO were thrilled to launch a webinar series on Short Fiction Films in November 2021, with the first session presented by the amazing short film teams behind The Letter Reader and Mirror, Mirror: Cati Weinek and Sibusiso Khuzwayo from The Ergo Company and Cait Pansegrouw and Sandulela Asanda Biyana  from Urucu Media. Read the transcript on our website. The second IPO Short Film Webinar was with the SAFTA award-winning Address Unknown in February: Dominique Jossie (producer) and Nadine Cloete (director), hosted by the IPO’s Khosie Dali from Miss K Productions. Read the transcript here.  We invite filmmakers who are working on short films to contact tlhakanelo@ipo.org.za to be looped into future webinar correspondence.