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07 July 2011

NFVF Short Film Competition

Deadline: 30 August, 2011
The National Film and Video Foundation, invites filmmakers to submit short film scripts to be considered for the 2011 NFVF Short Film Competition. The short film scripts can be in any genre but have to either be in an indigenous language and/ or be written by women.

The chosen scripts will be put through a series of workshops to better shape the story. After the workshop- 4 filmmakers will be given assistance to produce their short film scripts.

The winning films will then constitute a calling card for the successful filmmakers to the industry demonstrating their ability to tell cinematic stories in unique and interesting ways and open the door to their entry into feature film writing and directing.
Eligible filmmakers will be those with documentary, commercial, short film or television drama writing/ directing experience. Only SA citizens and permanent residents will be considered.


* Completion of the application form and supporting documents requested
* A reel of work indicating experience in documentary, short films or television
* A one-page outline
* A script of no less than 12 pages and more than 16 pages.
* Although the dialogue may be in any official language, the action and description must be in English. English translations of the dialogue must be provided using the split page facility in the Final Draft programme.

Click here for the application form.

For more information email Neiloe Whitehead ( or email Naomi Mokhelefor ( queries.

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