NFVF support for Markets and Festivals taking place from August 2021

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) have announced that the call for Festivals and Markets Attendance is now open for festivals taking place from August to September 2021. The grant is to provide financial support for South African filmmakers/practitioners to attend local and international film festivals, forums to promote their film and television products, share their expertise and to promote the South African film industry.

 Specific conditions are applicable for each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before applying. Project support is limited to: two (2) international and two (2) local Festival or market per financial year per Applicant; and one (1) representative per project per Festival or market.

Individual support is limited to one (1) international and one (1) local Festival or market per financial year

Closing date for submissions: 09th July 2021

 Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link:

 Important notice

Please take note of the following disclaimers:

  1. Tier yourself accordingly
  2. Carefully read the definitions of the subcategories before selecting
  3. It is advisable that the main applicant applies instead of using a 3rd party to apply on their behalf
  4. Only recently certified documents will be accepted. (NOT OLDER THAN 6 MONTHS, WITH A DATED STAMP)
  5. Only valid documents will be allowed (NOT EXPIRED)
  6. Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified

 Tier breakdown:

Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 theatrically released feature films.

Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience but who have developed and produced 1-2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, 2-3 short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production.

Tier 3: New entrants into the industry, particularly recent film school graduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. This intervention is geared towards first time filmmakers having a “calling card” in the film industry. This tier is only eligible for short film funding.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted.

For any queries regarding applications please contact Applications Officer: Thandekile Hlatshwayo: Email: