Canada and South Africa codevelopment incentive now open

Toronto, August 21, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have launched a dedicated incentive for the codevelopment of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers.

To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organisations. Eligible projects are television programs in the drama, documentary, or children and youth genres. For further details on the program, including guidelines and key dates, please click here. South African producers can access NFVF’s online application form by clicking here. Closing date for applications is October 10, 2018.

The total amount of funding available through the Incentive is approximately CAD $120,000 or ZAR 1,200,000 with each funding organization contributing half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the incentive is CAD $40,000 or ZAR 200,000.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit

About NFVF
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. This is done   by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and  the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry. For more information visit


For media requests, please contact:

André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Communications Manager

Xolelwa Nomgca 
National Film and Video Foundation
Marketing and Communications 
011 483 0881

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