The National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) And Netflix have signed a partnership to provide 100% funding to 6 micro-budget films to the joint value of R28 million, to boost recovery for South Africa’s creative industry.
The agreement will see both partners contributing R14 million each in support of the production of local films, which will include exclusive debuts on Netflix.
“We thought about what would the best support our film practitioners in the country and this is how this project was born. In that, as an entity, we don’t necessarily fund 100% of the film productions, and so this was an opportunity for us to say how do we alleviate pressure off our filmmakers who still need to go out and raise additional funds from the traditional way in which we fund. So we approached Netflix which was very open to having the discussion with us.”
The partnership will see 6 local films funded, categorised into 2 streams: 4 feature films with a budget of R4 million each and two feature films with a budget of R6 million each.
- Stream 1: Four Feature Films by emerging filmmakers capped at R4 000 000
- Stream 2: Fictional Feature Films by established filmmakers capped at R6 000 000
The submission portal will go live on the 1st of April 2021. Filmmakers are encouraged in accordance with the eligibility criteria to apply by visiting https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za/ from the 1st of April 2021. More details will be available at www.nfvf.co.za or @nfvfsa on all social media platforms.