National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023
ABOUT THE COMPANY – NFVF
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023 | 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, distributing and marketing 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 number of films in South Africa and the number of producers from 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.
ABOUT THE NFVF BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.
The bursary will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma or Degree studies, towards Film or television-related qualifications (excluding any performance arts and acting courses).
The aim of the NFVF bursary programme is to stimulate and develop the skills of candidates, who wish to follow a career within the film & TV industry.
The bursary will be awarded based on 2 main factors: merit and/or financial need.
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MORE ABOUT THE NFVF BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED & RENEWAL
The bursary will provide cover for tuition fees only (full cover for first years, and 80% from second year onward). The bursary will NOT cover any outstanding study fees.
Bursary recipients will be required to reapply for funding each year. The bursary is a non-repayable grant.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NFVF BURSARIES
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):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification in the film and television industry
- You must be registered or provisionally registered to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must have a strong academic record
- You must have achieved an overall average of 50% if currently studying
- You must have proven financial need
- You must have a total household income of less than R600 000 per annum
- Preference will be given to students enrolled at public tertiary institutions in South Africa
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NFVF BURSARIES
Applications must be submitted online at; NFVF Bursary Application 2023
Applicants are encouraged to read the NFVF Bursary Funding Policy when applying.
Note: applications submitted via fax or email will NOT be accepted.
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 may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Most recent academic results/ transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary acceptance or acknowledgement of your application (on institutions letterhead)
- Breakdown of annual academic fees (on institutions letterhead)
- A motivational letter stating why you wish to study and work in the film industry (1 page)
- If under 21 years old: parents, guardian or partners spouse proof of income (latest payslips/ latest bank statement/ social grant if applicable)
- If over 21 years old: proof of financial support (latest payslips if employed/ latest bank statement/ social grant if applicable/ affidavit if unemployed)
- If in receipt of other private or public bursary funding: a commitment letter stating this and the coverage amount
Note: all documents must have been certified within the last 6 months.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE NFVF BURSARIES
31 August 2022 (at 23:59).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the NFVF directly:
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NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.