National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

Download National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary 2019 – 2020 application form here. See how to apply, eligibility condition, how to contact National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary South Africa.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) was formed in order to ensure substantial growth of the film and video industry in South Africa, by providing funding for the development and training of filmmakers, as well as for producing, developing, distribution and marketing of films

The NFVF is a statutory body and an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture. The main objectives of the NFVF are to: increase the accessibility of South African films; to increase the amount of films in South Africa and the amount of producers for previously disadvantaged backgrounds; to increase the amount of training within the film industry and in scarce skills areas; to locally and internationally promote the film industry of South Africa.

The NFVF bursary application is for international postgraduate Film and Television studies, which start in September 2019. The bursary is for courses of study which are NOT currently available in South Africa. Live Performance and Acting courses do NOT qualify.

Bursaries will be awarded to the maximum value of R250 000 (which includes tuition fees and living expenses).

For further information, read the NFVF Funding Policy here:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
  • Strong academic record
  • Completed Matric
  • Proven financial need
  • Enrolled to study full time towards a postgraduate Film/ TV qualification (the course must start in September 2019)
  • Enrolled to study at an accredited overseas tertiary institute
  • Studying towards a course that is not available in South Africa

Applications must be done online at:

You will be required to Register an account before you can Login and proceed with your bursary application.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest academic results (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance/ acknowledgement to study at an accredited overseas tertiary institute
  • Detailed course outline from your tertiary institution
  • Study fees breakdown from your tertiary institution
  • Detailed budget including tuition and living costs
  • Proof of any other bursary funding/ study loan
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded a bursary
  • Letter of recommendation from an industry professional
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Proof of income (parent/ guardian proof of income if you are dependent on them/ your payslips if you are self sufficient) (certified copies)
  • Any other relevant supporting documents

31 March 2019 (at 17:00 CAT).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the NFVF directly:
Contact People: Thandekile Hlatshwayo (Applications Officer) / Manti Sekwakwa (Applications Coordinator)
Tel: 011 484 0880 / 011 484 0880
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