Netflix Covid-19 Film and Television Relief Fund: Open for Applications

August 4, 2020

Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has created a COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund in collaboration with the South African Screen Federation (SASFED) and supported by the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO). The aim of the fund is to provide short-term relief to below-the-line workers whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom are paid hourly wages and/or work on a project-to-project basis.

Eligible members of the South African creative community are now invited to apply for the fund by following the application process outlined below. The fund application process will be administered by Tshikululu Social Investments while the final decision making will be conducted by a Selection committee nominated by Netflix and its fund collaborators, SASFED with the support of IPO.

Eligibility criteria

We created this COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund to provide emergency relief to crew who are most affected by the pandemic. Applicants must be below-the-line workers who work in the television and film industry, in accordance with the list of eligible job positions agreed by Netflix, IPO and SASFED, and the Selection Committee will evaluate each and every application. Refer to the list of crew below:

– Associate Producer.
– Producers Assistant.
– Director’s Assistant.
– Art Director.
– Entire Production Team.
– Entire AD Dept.
– Entire Camera Dept.
– Entire Lighting Team.
– Entire Grips Team.
– Entire Sound Team.
– Entire Art Dept.
-Armoury – standby.
– Props -standby.
– Construction standby.
– Action Vehicle standby.
– Animal Wrangler.
– Greens Standby.
– SFX Team.
– Costume Dept.
– Hair & Makeup.
– Location Dept.
– On-Set Photographer.
– On Set Catering
– Transport Dept.
– Unit / Facilities Dept.
– Security.
– Entire Post Production Team.
– Post Sound.
– Post Music.
– Music Composition.
– VFX.
– Animator.
– Show Publicist.
-Script Supervisor.
-HOD(Below-the-line, please specify).
-Stunt Dept.

The eligibility criteria were designed along with SASFED and IPO and are aimed at supporting and offering some relief to those workers who have been hit the hardest with the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Job function must be on the approved list as listed above
    • Applicant needs to have been resident in South Africa since at least 01 March 2018
    • Worked in the SA screen sector for at least two months (in aggregate) since 1 March 2019,
    • Provide contact details of at least two (2) references plus the name/s of production/s) to confirm that you have worked in the film and TV Sector during that same time period

Applicants may have been recipients of other grants. This is not a criterion for eligibility.

Grant application process

  • To apply, complete the application form and provide supporting documents.
  • The official closing date for applications is 16 August 2020 at 23:59. Should there still be funds available after the first round of evaluation is completed and funds are disbursed, we will open a further window for applications – and inform members of the creative community accordingly.

For more information, please refer to the FAQ.

You may apply as follows:

  1. Online:  Click here for the link.
  2. By post or courier: Download this application form send to the following:
  Post to:     Courier to:
Private Bag X125 Metropolitan Office Park, Block B
Braamfontein Ground Floor,
2017 8 Hillside Road
Parktown
2193

Please note that postal applications that were sent before the closing date will be accepted up until one week after the closing date. Unfortunately, Tshikululu Social Investments on behalf of Netflix cannot be held responsible for postal applications that are lost or arrive after this date.

Enquiries may be sent to: netflix-applications@tshikululu.org.za

Online application.

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