The Cape Film Commission (CFC) is the official government funded agency in the Western Cape mandated to market and develop the Western Cape and Cape Town as a location for film, television, stills and related media production and to provide a body to represent the people and bodies participating in the production of film, television, stills and related media in the Western Cape Province.
The main object of the CFC is to:
- Promote the Western Cape and Cape Town as a location for film, television, video, stills and related media production;
- Assist international and domestic companies considering film, television, video, stills and related media production in the Western Cape;
- Facilitate training and community development in the film, television, video, stills and related media industry;
- Develop the film, television, video, stills and related media industry
The CFC also serves as a linkage between local government and the film, television, video, stills and related media industry in the Western Cape and acts as a forum to lobby the interests of the industry.
Since the establishment of the CFC in 2000, industry has changed as has the make-up of its members.
The CFC is therefore reviewing its database of membership and addressing the terms of its Articles of Association as no changes to the Articles have been registered since the establishment of the CFC in 2000.
As such the Cape Film Commission is inviting all industry parties within the Western Cape from production companies, creative film arts, scriptwriting, acting, animation, documentaries, training, academia, new media, screen actors, etc. and the broad representation of the industry and representative communities to register as members of the CFC to enable us to communicate with you via e-mail or sms and to allow you to have a voice.
In order for us to fulfill our mandate of representation and to assist the CFC in appropriately representing industry, please can we request that all Western Cape based industry members and companies provide us with their contact details to ensure that members and representatives of industry are receiving any relevant updates on matters relating to the industry that we are made aware of and matters relating to the CFC. This will include updates on issues such as permitting, funding, film festivals, marketing reports, networking opportunities, Master Classes, training and other matters. Your registration will also enable us to better understand the needs of industry through various forums created by the CFC and your ability to communicate directly with us. We will consequently be enabled to lobby government to address any matters which our membership feels the need to be addressed.
If you have recently received a membership number from the CFC, you need not re-register. However, if you have recently resigned from the CFC or are not registered, please do so as soon as possible to ensure you are receiving newsletters, industry updates etc.
Membership of the Cape Film Commission is currently free of charge. Membership forms are available from our web-site at www.capefilmcommission.co.za/documents/CFC Membership Form 20102011.pdf or through our information e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org or per telephone request on 021 4583 9070.
The CFC welcomes you and looks forward to hearing from you
Cape Film Commission