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01 February 2011

Government Increases NFVF Funding over the next Three Years









Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:12

The additional annual allocation to the NFVF for the financial year 2011/12 is R 33 538 000, taking the total allocation amount to R74 879 000. 2012/2013 additional amount is R42 750 000, the total allocation is R86 158 000 and 2013/14 the additional amount is R58 930 000 taking the total allocation to R104 725.

The allocation was made to the NFVF in alignment to government's New Growth Path (NGP) in order to create jobs and address skills shortage in the industry.

The increase is in line with the commitment made by Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr. Paul Mashatile who has prioritised film within the Arts and Culture Programme.

Outgoing NFVF CEO, Mr. Eddie Mbalo said, "This is the greatest send-off I would have hoped for. The past 10 years have been to convince government on possible opportunities available through film. I am happy to depart knowing the government that has heard us."

"This is definitely the sign that the government is committed to the development of the film industry in South Africa, considering the other financial instruments like the Dti Rebate, etc," he concluded.

For more information email Naomi Mokhele: naomim@nfvf.co.za.

... and if you think we've made all this up, see for yourself at the NFVF's web site.

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