Thursday, January 27, 2011

The National Film and Video Foundation Call to Observe Public Interviews

As a follow-up to the public call to nominate members to serve in the NFVF Council,
members of the film and video community and the general public are hereby invited to
observe the proceedings of Council interviews. This call is in line with the requirements of the National Film and Video Foundation Act, 1997 (Act 73 of 1997). The objectives of the NFVF include advising the film and video industry, encouraging persons, especially from disadvantaged communities, to get involved in the film and video industry, encouraging the development and distribution of local products and addressing historical imbalances in the infrastructure and distribution of skills and resources.

An independent panel has been appointed by the Minister of Arts and Culture to conduct the interviews. The purpose of the panel will be to ensure that suitably qualified candidates are selected and are representative of the demographics of the Country, to comply with the laws of the country.

The Council will consist of no fewer than nine (9) and no more than fourteen (14) members. Any member of the public may object in writing to the nomination of any person. Due to limitations imposed by the venue, representative organisations will be given priority.

Venue: Premier Hotel, 73 Gladiator Street, Kempton Park.
Date: Monday, 31 January 2011 to Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Time: 09:30-17:20

Correspondence can to be directed to Mr Sizeka Mabunda and Ms Tsakani Sithole
at the Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria 0001 or fax:
(012) 441-3456 or tel. (012) 441-3649/3606.