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22 March 2011

NFVF's Sediba International Financing Programme

The National Film & Video Foundation hereby invites Producers who work predominantly in the film and television arena to participate on the Sediba International Financing Programme for Producers 2011. Closing date for Submission is 01 April 2011.

This programme is geared at offering focused training in international financing packaging, sales and distribution and is delivered over 8 months comprising of 3 workshops with deliverables in-between.

Since its inception, the Programme has been deemed a success as true to its core objective, it provides the knowledge and skill on how to source international financing through co-production partnerships and other permutations in an effort to raising sufficient funds to make films of the highest quality. This is the ultimate solution in building sustainable production companies.

By drawing on the knowledge, training experience and educational resources offered by the UK's Film Business Academy, "the South African Programme no doubt has proved to be a prestigious, high quality and efficiently run event that truly defines the challenges local producers face in their quest to source and secure international financiers, sales and distribution agents for their locally produced products, says Clarence Hamilton Head of Production and Development.

At the end of the 8 months of an intensive yet highly informative and exciting programme, Producers are encouraged to apply to the London Production Film Market. This all expenses paid trip affords the selected Producers an opportunity to pitch their projects to international financiers, distributors and sales agents. In the past, four Producers have had successful meetings at this forum.

Further details to be found at the NFVF's web site.

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