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The National Film & Video Foundation establishes COVID-19 Relief Fund

August 13, 2020

In light of the national state of disaster and the devastating effects of the subsequent national lockdown, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has initiated a relief fund to support and assist independent freelance practitioners, technical and production crew in the South African film and television industry who have been affected and infected by the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically:

Practitioners who are experiencing a loss of income due to cancellations or postponements of confirmed work engagements in South Africa, either as a result of being infected with COVID-19 or due to the National State of Disaster and subsequent lockdown.

The NFVF Relief Fund will prioritise up to 60% of the available funds towards freelance film practitioners, technical and production crew members who have lost income due to the cancellation or postponement of productions. The NFVF funds are capped at R10,000 per applicant.

Opening date for submissions: Submission Date: 6 August 2020

Closing date for submissions: Submission Date: 3 September 2020, Midnight

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form here.

List of non-exhaustive crew titles that will be considered for funding:

For qualifying criteria and applicant requirements, click here.


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