Wednesday, December 2, 2020


As the country commemorates 16 Days of Activism against women & child abuse, the National Film & Video Foundation will be supporting initiatives that look to help the country fight all forms of abuse in South Africa. 





The NFVF is proud to be supporting Sisters Working In Film & Television (SWIFT) with its official introduction of the industry safety contact officers, who will play an important role in ensuring we continue to fight against injustices against women on film & television sets. 

Join us as we tackle ways in which we can create safe spaces for victims, bringing the industry together to achieve more, collectively.

Date: Thursday, 3 December 2020

Time: 09:00 - 15:00

Venue: Streaming on the NFVF Facebook & Youtube Pages


#NFVFAgainstGBV #16DaysOfActivism

Monday, November 30, 2020


Employment Stimulus

Greetings from the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC), 
Mediating between the interests of the State,
Film industry and Society in Gauteng’s Audio-Visual Sector

The GFC reflects its mandate as follows:

  • To mediate between the interests of the State, industry and society in the Gauteng audio-visual sector,
  • To ensure that the audio-visual industry plays a meaningful role in job creation and socio-economic transformation, and
  • To be a major contributor to Gauteng’s positioning as the hub of Africa’s creative and cultural industries.
November 2020
The closing date for proposal submissions to participate in the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme is close.

R140 million has been made available by government to re-build our industry.
Only 3 days left!
Engage with us

We are reaching out to you now because we want to know more about you as our Valued Stakeholder & to improve our value offering to you. 

Please help us to know you better by replying to the questions below by ticking the appropriate answer:
1. Do you know of GFC? Yes No

2. How would you rate the services of GFC?

lowest 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   highest
Have you heard of the National Film and Video Foundation’s (NFVF) call for people to access the Presidential Stimulus employment fund to assist the industry to recover with a strong focus on job creation? 

The Gauteng Film Commission, as an NFVF partner, assists in sector recovery and employment creation for the audio-visual industry.
In summary, the fund is worth R140 million and broken in two-fold:
Objective 1: Creation of new employment opportunities: R100 million (stream 1-3);
Objective 2: Retention of employment opportunities; R40 million (stream 4).

for further information please access application on the link

Yours in film,

Mak Mogoba
Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Manager
Gauteng Film Commission
35 Rissik Street, Johannesburg, 2108, South Africa
PO Box 61601, Marshalltown 2107,
Tel: +27 (0) 11 833 0409    
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NEW CLOSING DATE: 10 December 2020, 23:59

Dear Friend in Film 
Following numerous requests from the sector to extend the call for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP), the Department of Sport, Arts & Culture, together with the NFVF have extended the call and the new submission date is 10 December 2020.

PESP Engagement Session
  Should you wish to engage with the National Film & Video Foundation on details regarding the PESP, please join us for the engagement session we will be hosting. Details below:
Date: Tuesday, 1 December 2020
Time: 15:00 
Venue: NFVF Facebook and YouTube pages

For any enquiries, email

Make your submission here
Download PESP Call here
Download Press Release here
Download FAQ Document here

Wednesday, November 25, 2020



The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) cordially invites you to enter the 2020 WGSA Muse Awards.

Launched in 2013, the WGSA Muse Awards are the only awards in South Africa to honour performance writers. The awards celebrate and promote local content production by acknowledging the creativity and craft excellence of South Africa and African writers.

The 2020 Muse Awards categories cover:

       - Film

       - Television

       - Documentaries
       - Stage
       - Radio
       - Animation
       - Mobile/Web Series.

Entries for the 2020 Muse Awards close on:

  • 30 November 2020 - Early Bird - R150.00
  • 31 December 2020 - Standard Entry - R250.00
  • 31 January 2021 - Final Entry - R400.00

The 2020 Muse Awards Ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, 15 May 2021.


Researcher for TV series


Experienced researcher required for TV series. Must have a proven track record, strong journalistic and writing abilities. Willing to work and deliver under tight deadlines as well as manage his/her own time. This is a full time, work from home position as the company works with various freelancers across a variety of television productions. 


Only candidates with the necessary requirements should apply.

Applicant Requirements:
Qualification in production

Ability to speak English, Afrikaans, Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa and isiZulu will be advantageous. 

At least 3 years experience as a researcher for television
Proven track record with references


Please send CV to




Research intern TV series


Research interns required for TV series. Must have strong journalistic and writing abilities. Willing to work and deliver under tight deadlines as well as manage his/her own time. 

This is a full time, work from home position as the company works with various freelancers across a variety of television productions. Only candidates with the necessary requirements should apply.


Ability to speak English, Afrikaans, Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa and isiZulu will be advantageous. 

Access to computer and stable internet connection. 

An inquisitive mind, hunger to learn and work smart. 


Please send CV to

Tuesday, November 17, 2020



Dear Friend in Film 

After facing technical difficulties during our Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme engagement session on Monday afternoon, the NFVF has made provision for a follow up session to take place on the 18th of November at 15h00 on our Facebook, Twitter & YouTube pages.  
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and trust that you will join us this Wednesday. Let us re-build our much loved industry, together.

The session will speak to all 4 streams of support:

1. Production
2. Skills Development
3. Industry
4. Business Recovery


Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020
Time: 15:00 
Venue: NFVF Facebook and YouTube pages

For any enquiries, email











                            WGSA Online Workshops

You’re invited!
The WGSA, in collaboration with the NFVF, presents a series of online discussions focusing on writers’ rights. These sessions will include topics on IP/Copyright, Rates and Contracts.
We are inviting all writers, actors, producers, filmmakers, and anyone within the film industry to attend. 

IP and the Copyright Amendment Bill
Date and Time: 18 November 2020 14h00-16h00

Moderator/Facilitator: Theoline Maphutha
Speaker/s: Collen Dlamini (CCSA) & Phumla Nobantu (Mfeka Attorneys)

Collen Dlamini is the Executive Director at Future Managers, a market leader in TVET educational publishing. In his current position, Collen has used his prior experience to become a zealous and effective advocate for education.

Collen has also applied his leadership experience to the work of the Copyright Coalition of South Africa NPC (CCSA), a lobbying group of 22 creative industry trade associations. In his previous role as Chairperson (and convener) of the Coalition, Collen has championed the fight against piracy, worked to educate creatives and the public about the importance of intellectual property protections for artists’ livelihoods. He has also used this platform to engage government about the threat the Copyright Amendment Bill poses to the survival of the creative sector and led a campaign which resulted in the President’s referral of the Bill back to Parliament.
Collen has a gift for connecting with people and distilling complex ideas into digestible and useful pieces. He has published thought leadership pieces in most of South Africa’s media outlets.
Over and above his activism on education and copyright issues, Collen finds time to fulfil his roles as a board member of the largest children’s hospital in Africa- the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Phumla Mfeka
Phumla Mfeka has been engaged in the creative industries for approximately 15 years. She consults with local and international clients in various industries but focuses in the protection of rights in general and IP rights in the entertainment industries in particular.
She is involved in industry policy engagements in South Africa and in 2018 was assigned by the Independent Black Film Producers Collective (IBFC) to provide legal services in formulating the coalitions policy position on the CAB and make submissions to the South African Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers Protection Amendment Bill (“the Bills”). She continues to make representations on copyright reform and regularly partakes in discussion with the cultural industry on the changes new legislation once enacted, will see in the industry in relation to rights ownership and user rights. She has and continues to advocate for appropriate copyright reform which will foster economic growth for the ailing industry in the African continent.
Her community engagements include advocating for woman’s academic rights and is a trustee of the Wits Gold Women’s Trust (WGWT), since 2005. The WGWT funds educational initiatives, tertiary studies and special projects for previously disadvantaged women in general and particular those affected or effected by the mining industry in South Africa.

Closing Tuesday, 17 November 2020 at 11:00


Writers’ Rights: Copyright Act, Copyright Amendment Bill, and Script Registry
Date and Time: 
19 November 2020 16h00 - 17h30
Theoline Maphutha
Christiaan Steyn (Steyn IP) & Thea Aboud (WGSA)

Christiaan specialises in Intellectual Property Law and Legal Compliance, with specific expertise and interest in Trade Marks, Copyright and Domain Disputes, and founded STEYN IP, a specialist law firm dealing in these legal spheres, where he current holds a position as Managing Director. He is also the Founder of a Non-Profit Organisation known as (the Foundation for the Advancement of Musicians Empowerment), which is dedicated to support and uplift South African musicians.

Christiaan has further built his experience in these areas of law through his employment at various Intellectual Property Law Firms, including Rademeyer Attorneys (associated with McCullum Rademeyer & Freimond) and De Kock Attorneys Inc (subsequently merged with Stegmanns Inc), as well as part of the team responsible for the Trade Mark and Domain portfolios at Sasol Technology, and in holding a legal position in Intellectual Property at the Department of Trade, Industry and Commerce (DTIC) in the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission's (CIPC) Trade Marks Office.

Christiaan obtained a LLB degree at North-West University, Potchefstroom, and is an admitted and practicing attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He is currently a candidate for a Masters Degree in Intellectual Property Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Christiaan is further involved in Intellectual Property Law in South Africa as a Senior Domain Dispute Adjudicator, as well as serving on the SAIIPL (South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law) ADR, Copyright and Trade Mark Committees, as well as the AIPLITL (South African Association of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law) Communications Committee.

Christiaan has great passion for Intellectual Property Law, specifically in the creative sector, and continuously strives to build his expertise and reputation in this field. He further aims to be among the leading professionals in Intellectual Property Law, as well as continue to be actively involved in the advance of legal innovations and Intellectual Property development in South African. 


Bargaining Council and the benefits for writers and the film industry with Q&A; Employment and Labour department
Date and Time: 
20 November 2020 10h00-11h30
Carlynn De Waal-Smit (SAGA) & Nick van Rooyen (UASA)

Studied Dance and Musical theatre at Pretoria Technikon, she is a shareholder and Managing Director of Contractors Artists, an actors’ agency established in 1996. Carlynn is a member of the PMA (Personal Managers Association), the agency representative body that stands for ethical codes of practice for professional performers agencies.

As a founder member of SAGA (South African Guild of Actors), Carlynn holds the position of National Secretary on the Executive Committee and is the representative on the SASFED council. SAGA’s work in the representation of professional actors is to promote professionalism in the performance industry and to protect and enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits.

Carlynn is committed to upliftment, education and working for the rights of professional actors in the entertainment industry.


We can only host 100 people per session, space is limited. Please register BELOW for each individual session to receive the Zoom link.


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