Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
SAGA presents a panel discussion on the Professional Acting industry in Africa. We are in conversation with AfroFIA representatives from Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa, exploring the similarities and differences of our respective industries.
This session puts the African Artists’ journey into context across the African continent.
Join the conversation on Wednesday 1 December from 16:00 – 18:00.
Register with the zoom link provided.
Date: Wednesday 1st December
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Place: Register with the zoom link: tZMtdOisqjktGdRhKlpujaRVweag8DqtjCfN
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Media registration fees will be sponsored or 1 for their followers!
‘’Last years’ event saw 50 teams with a crew & cast of over 600 people successfully making their short film in 1 weekend breaking records in KZN and this year we expect a greater response with some celebrity teams, radio stations & influencers already registered to participate,’’ says Maharaj.
It is a great platform to enter the industry, with a virtual workshop held the weekend prior to the filming event and no fancy equipment needed (a smart phone will do), this is your chance to get your content & yourself on the big screen!
Some of the exciting Awards & Prizes include:
Best Cinematographer – R10 000 Cash Prize
Best Newcomer – Bursary in Filmmaking From Creative Arts Collage
Best Mobile Production – Huawei P40
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
a virtual editors roundtable on story and structure
Date: 1 December 2021
Time: 19h00 - 20h00
RSVP: Register Zoom Editors Roundtable on Story & Structure
London born, to a Libyan father and a Capetonian mother, Khalid Shamis S.A.G.E studied film language in London and rose the ranks as a promo director in the satellite television realm, blasting ‘made-for-TV’, pop content from the West into the Arab world, winning a PROMAX Europe in 2001. Wishing to fulfil a dream to explore the life and legacy of his maternal grandfather, he moved to Cape Town in the mid 2000s. The documentary, Imam and I (2011) won a SAFTA, the audience award at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival and became a document on the histories of the Muslim community in South Africa. His second feature doc, The Colonel’s Stray Dogs (2021), premiered at Hot Docs in April 2021
Ronelle Loots S.A.G.E is probably South Africa’s best known, most talented and most loved feature editor! A multi award winning editor, proud recipient of numerous SAFTA feature film and documentary awards and honoured with many festival awards for editing, her extensive filmography includes several notable productions, including, among many more, Four Corners, Master Harold and the Boys, U-Carmen eKhayelitsha, Forgiveness, Pal
Jacques de Villiers has edited both fiction and documentary films and doesn't see that much difference between the two. His work has played at major film festivals across the world, including opening the Panorama section at the Berlin Film Festival with Flatland (2019), competing for the Platform Prize at the Toronto International Film Festival with Mlungu Wam (2021), and winning (as editor and co-director) the Best Documentary Prize at the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival for The Creators: South Africa Through the Eyes of its Artists (2011).
She is co-director, co-producer and editor on the multi-award winning documentary Dying for Gold (2019)
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Call Extension: The National Film and Video Foundation Marketing and Distribution funding Cycle 2 has been extended to Monday, 15th November 2021.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture has extended the call for applicants to submit for Marketing and Distribution funding cycle 2 to 15th November 2021
Individuals, companies, and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for the above funding category.
Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: https://nfvf.praxisgms.co.za/
Please take note of the following disclaimers:
- Tier yourself accordingly.
- Carefully read the definitions of the subcategories before selecting.
- It is advisable that the main applicant applies instead of using a 3rd party to apply on their behalf.
- Only recently certified documents will be accepted.
- Only valid documents will be allowed (NOT EXPIRED)
- Applications that do not meet compliance will be disqualified.
- We do not take application documents after the closing date and time of the application.
- Ensure that you click the submit button and receive the confirmation email for your application submission from the system, If the confirmation email is not received, it means that application did not go through. This should be communicated with the NFVF within the submission period, unfortunately the NFVF will not assist with this query after the closing date of the call.
Eligibility: Marketing and Distribution
Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing at least three successful and commercially viable Feature Films, TV Films, or Documentaries.
Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience, must have developed and produced; one or two Feature Films, TV Films or Documentaries, or two or three Short Films and/or Commercials.
Tier 3: Not applicable for Marketing and Distribution funding
- Independent South African filmmakers and distributors.
- Funding is only available for Feature Films and TV formats.
Documentation and Information Required:
- A Synopsis, including detailed information about the format and genre.
- A one to two – page letter of motivation. Pointing out what is unique about the film and any projected success the film may potentially have.
- A document detailing the proposed target audience including demographics and psychographics.
- A distribution plan, detailing how and where is the film going to be distributed, including but not limited to details of the broadcasters and streaming platforms, a timeline with release dates across platforms, territories, cities, theatres and screens and documentation from any theatrical exhibitor that confirms a projected initial release date.
- A signed letter of intent from the distributor.
- A detailed sales, distribution and marketing strategy.
- A detailed marketing plan and budget.
- An Audience Development Strategy.
- A comprehensive Distribution / Exhibition Plan.
- Copies of any existing articles or clippings about the project.
- A detailed timeline, showing the projected return on investment for the NFVF.
- An updated CV for the Applicant.
- Detailed profiles or CVs of the key creatives.
- Company profile.
- Certified copy of the applicant’s Identity document (certified within six months at the date of application).
- The company’s registration document (if applying through a production company).
- A bank account confirmation letter (Dated withing three (3) months at the date of application).
- The BBBEE certificate or the BBBEE affidavit, signed by a commissioner of Oaths (if applying through a production company).
- The company’s tax clearance or tax compliance pin document (if applying through a production company).
- The chain of title documentation for the project.
Please note that no late applications will be accepted.
For any queries regarding applications please contact Application officers:
Telephone: 011 483 0880