Thursday, December 8, 2016

Opportunity For Filmmakers

France South Africa coproduction Workshop

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the National Centre for Cinema (CNC) of France, in conjunction with the French Embassy in South Africa, are organising a 2 day coproduction workshop between the two countries, which will be held in Paris the week of 27 March 2017.

This workshop is part of the ongoing collaboration between these institutions to strengthen the cooperation in the film industry between France and South Africa, and to encourage coproductions within the framework of the coproduction treaty existing between the two countries.
The workshop that will be organised in Paris specifically aims to create a platform for South African filmmakers/producers with developed feature film projects to meet with their fellow French producers, and find potential partners with a view to coproduce their projects.

In order to be considered for the coproduction workshop organised in Paris, a project must meet all of the eligibility criteria outlined below:

1. Application is for feature length film projects only (80 minutes minimum).
2. Project must have a director and producer attached to it.
3. Film producers and directors are either citizens or permanent residents of South Africa.
4. Previous industry experience is required. The director and producer must have experience in their respective role (no less than one feature film for the producer, at least 2 shorts for the director).
5. The project must be fully developed and relevant for the French/European market

How to Apply?
Send your complete application in English by email to: 

To be considered, applications must include the following:
1. Covering letter
2. Synopsis
3. Director’s treatment
4. Full script
5. Director and producer’s profiles.
6. Tentative budget
7. Finance plan

Closing date for applications is 15 December 2016.

Selections will be made according to the above criteria and successful
applicants will be notified by the 31 January 2017.

Transport and accommodation costs of selected participants will be covered by NFVF (One participant per project).

For more info and to download  the application form visit:

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