KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Bursary Application 2023-2024
KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Bursary Application
About KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Bursary
The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission was founded in 2010 as a result of a provincial Act. The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is about to start carrying out its objective of making the region a film production hub. The KZNFC built procedures and policies to support and recruit national and international film industry role players in 2014/2015.
The KZNFC derives its mandate from the KZN Film Act No. 3 of 2010, which established the KZNFC and has as part of its objectives:
To promote and market the province as a global destination for film production
To develop, promote and market, locally and internationally, the film industry in the province
To facilitate investment in the film industry in the province
To provide and encourage the provision of opportunities for persons, especially from disadvantaged communities, to enter and participate in the film industry in the province.
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Closing Date: 20 May 2
KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Bursary Application Requirements
- You have to be a South African citizen (or South African permanent residents)
You have a strong academic history (some bursaries require good grades in certain subject – e.g. Maths/Science/Languages)
You have currently been studying or intend to study within a specific field of study which is suitable for the bursary program
You have currently been studying or you have applied to study at a recognized institution in South Africa
You have a proven financial need (often by submitting proof of household income)
- The type and level of security will depend on your individual circumstances.
- International environmental norms are followed.
- Shareholders/owners are expected to contribute financially – historically disadvantaged people’s contributions may be reduced under unusual circumstances, in which case the corporation will be willing to offer money in excess of the owner’s commitment.
- In terms of profitability and long-term viability, the project/business must be economically viable.
- They also focus on black economic empowerment and black industrialists on a broad and expansive scale.
- Special Purpose Corporate Vehicles (SPCV) created in the Republic of South Africa only for the production of the film or television project are eligible.
- The SPCV and its parent company/companies must have a majority of South African shareholders, with at least one shareholder actively participating in the production and being accredited in that function.
- An applicant must be the legal body in charge of all activities related to the production in South Africa, as well as having complete financial information for the entire project.
- The incentive is only available for one film production, television drama, or documentary series per company.
- Feature films, telemovies, television drama series, documentaries, and animation are all acceptable media.
- Only qualifying South African productions with a total production budget of R2.5 million or more are eligible for the incentive.
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