The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to be held from 5 to 15 February 2015. The festival is the largest public film festival in the world and around 400 films will be shown. Among those films are 7 South African supportedfilms, which will screen in various sections of the film festival.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, will once again host and facilitate South African film industry presence at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The festival is scheduled to take place from the 13th - 24th May 2015.
The NFVF is putting together a festival catalogue of projects from the 2014/15 period seeking either completion finance or sales agents for publication. Along with other activities, the NFVF will also host a Sales Event aimed at presenting projects to international buyers and agents.
Independent filmmakers with projects that have fully developed projects(final polish scripts) or completed projects that are ready for sale are invited to submit synopses of projects for NFVF to consider for inclusion in the catalogue and/or pitch at the sales event. Filmmakers must email the following information (application form is not required):
Edinburgh Art Festival is pleased to announce its open call for submissions for the 12th edition of the festival, which will run from 30 July to 30 August 2015.
If you have a project that you’d like to bring to the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, we’d like to hear from you. Find out more below and, whether you're applying or not, stay tuned for programme announcements and more later in the year.
Applications are now open for arts organisations in the North West to become part of Business and Arts South Africa’s 2015 BASA Basics programme.
The six-month long programme is part of BASA’s three-tiered Education Programme. Started in 2014, the initiative is an integral part of BASA’s commitment to developing innovative educational programmes that seek to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the arts in society.
The deadline for submission of the application form is 29 January 2015.
The Foundation awards grants (funding) for development projects. The focus areas of these grant projects are indicated below on the Foundation document. The Foundation encourages grant projects to integrate one or more of the following cross-cutting themes in their design:
- Gender equality;
- Environmental sustainability; and
- Cultural respect and understanding.
Please refer to the Commonwealth Foundation website (www.commonwealthfoundation.com) for more information.
Welcome to a New Year, 2015
We hope that you enjoyed a peaceful, safe and joyous festive season.
This New Year marks the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter, the policy lodestar upon which key policy perspectives in the society are founded, including the constitution of the country.
We are appreciative of the celebrations of 20 years of democracy and freedom in the country, the continent and the world over.
The world was with us as we fought colonialism of a special type and we have been assured of the continued support as we build a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous society. They are still with us as we continue to tell a good story that moves South Africa forward.
The NFVF, an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, is a statutory body mandated by the National Film and Video Foundation Act 73 of 1997 to spearhead the equitable and development of the South African Film and Video Industry. In partnership with the Media Information and Communication Technology Sector Education and Training Authority (MICT SETA), eligible applicants are invited nationally to apply for the NFVF and MICT SETA Internship Programme. Applicants can apply for the following disciplines:
Areas of Internship:
After a protracted process of adjudication, the Adjudication Panel of the South African Literary Awards have picked 19 finalists out of 123 authors who submitted their books for the 9th edition of the popular SALA Awards, across all the official languages in South Africa.
“We are delighted at the growth of these prestigious South African Literary Awards”, said Prof Zodwa Motsa, Chairperson of the South African Literary Awards Advisory Board.
The 2014 South African Writers Literary Awards winners, including the recipient of the Chairperson Award, will be announced at the ninth annual SALA Awards Gala Dinner at the state-of-the-art National Library of South Africa, Tshwane, on Friday, 7 November 2014.
Following are the SALA 2014 finalists per category:
- Poetry Award
Themba Patrick Magaisa (Mihloti Ya Tingana); Khulile Nxumalo (Fedzi); Kobus Moolman (Left Over); Thandi Sliepen (The Turtle Dove Told Me).
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling on the next quarterly submissions of applications for funding in the areas of training, marketing and distribution support, script development and production financing. Deadline date for applications is the 5th of December 2014.
All applicants are advised to carefully study the criteria and submission requirements in all areas for which funding is being sought. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications received after the deadline will only be considered for the following quarterly meeting of council.
The following categories will be considered for production and development funding: