Thursday, May 21, 2020


The State of Disaster and the national lockdown declared by President Cyril Ramaphosa, means that as a public entity, we need to do all that we can to combat the spread of Covid-19 while also endeavoring to ensure that operations continue under somewhat difficult circumstances. With the lockdown still in effect, the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission has revised the funding schedule in the financial year 2020/21. The revised schedule for funding will be as follows:

Cycle One:
Opens – 18 May 2020
Closes – 30 June 2020

In a bid to ensure that filmmakers are still able to access the Film Fund during the lockdown, applications can now be emailed to This will allow applicants to apply with the most minimum amount of movement and interaction with others.

Applicants are requested to visit our website on and download the recent application forms to ensure that all the required documents are submitted.

*Only KZN applicants can access development funding.

Applicants for Made for TV (micro-budget) movies need not apply according to these dates. A special call is announced for this category of funding annually.

The turnaround time for an application for funding is 3 months from the closing date of the call, this is to afford the internal team and external evaluator’s ample time to review and evaluate projects.

For enquiries email and refer to the Funding Overview for more information.

*All directions in respect of health protocols must be adhered to as per regulation 16(6).