Public Screening funding in celebration of Youth Month

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture is calling for public screening proposals in celebration of the Youth Month. The screening can be an outdoor, indoor and or drive – in format. The funding cap for these screenings is R150 000 for one to three film screenings.

In anticipation of Youth Month, the NFVF has decided to support public screening activations to celebrate films that are created by South African youth filmmakers and those which celebrate youth month. These screenings, set to happen during June 2022, are intended to support the on-going efforts of driving the recovery of the industry through screenings which will provide entertainment through the distribution of content, and provide youth film-makers and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to create jobs.

Applicants need to register and complete the online public screening 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)

Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified


For the interested service provider to be considered, they must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • The company to be at least 51% owned and managed by the applicant

Tier breakdown:

Tier 2 (Intermediate Public Screening) public screenings that have been in existence for more than 5 years and less than 10 years

Tier 3 (Emerging Public Screening) hosts public screenings that have been in existence for less than 5 years

Closing date for submissions: 25 April 2022

Documentation and Information Required:

  • A one– page letter of motivation (Must indicate the aims and objectives of the project, how they will achieve a return on investment, and the benefits to the local film industry).
  • A detailed project plan and programme, including a proposed screening schedule (listing the names of films, dates, times, and venues of screenings).
  • An audience development plan and strategy.
  • A detailed project budget.
  • A certified copy of the Applicant’s South African identity document (Dated within six months at the date of application) or valid permit or proof of permanent resident status
  • A certified copy of the company’s registration document
  • Valid BBBEE certificate or the BBBEE affidavit, signed by a commissioner of Oaths
  • Valid company tax clearance certificate or tax compliance pin document from SARS
  • A bank account confirmation letter (dated within three (3) months at the date of application).
  • A company profile including a detailed CV of the project director and his/her team that will be working on this project/
  • Film Publication Board Certificate – This will be required at the contracting stage for approved proposals.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted. For any queries regarding applications please contact: Thandekile Hlatshwayo: th*********@nf**.za