68th Cannes International Film Festival – NFVF Call for Projects

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):

  • Full synopsis of the project
  • Tagline
  • Two high resolution digital film posters (2000mmx2000mm and 610mmx 910mm)
  • Trailer/Promo (where available)
  • High resolution production stills (where available)
  • Requirements (Funding/Sales Agent/Distribution)

The NFVF reserves the right to select qualifying films for the Sales Event or catalogue.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, 20 February 2015. For project submissions email Carla Dias carlad@nfvf.co.zaor call 011 483 0880.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is governed by the National Film and Video Foundation Act 73 of 1997 as amended by Cultural Laws Amendment Act 36 of 2001. The mandate of the NFVF, in terms of section 3 of the Act, is:
To promote and develop the film and video industry;
To provide and encourage the provision of opportunities for persons, especially from disadvantaged communities to get involved in the film and video industry;
To encourage the development and distribution of local film and video products;
To support the nurturing and development of access to the film and video industry;
To address historical imbalances in the infrastructure and distribution of skills and resources in the film and video industry.





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