National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary South Africa

By | January 27, 2019

National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – NFVF

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, 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 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, towards Film or Television-related qualifications (excluding any performing arts, acting, music, dancing, and any other course not within the Film and TV category).

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.

MORE ABOUT THE NFVF BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED

The bursary will provide cover for full tuition fees. First-year students will also receive cover for the following expenses (capped at R50 000): meals, accommodation, and other resources (such as textbooks, computers, and software).

The bursary will NOT provide cover for travel expenses or any outstanding debt.

Students will be required to provide proof of expenses by way of proforma invoices and/ or any supporting documents on institution or supplier letterhead before payments are made.

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Selection for the bursary will be based on the following main criteria: financial need, academic performance, motivation, demographics, developmental mandate adherence, and qualifying expenses.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE NFVF BURSARY

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 the Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in the film or television industry
  • You must be registered or provisionally registered to study at a recognized and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must have achieved an overall average of 60% if currently studying
  • You must have proven financial need, with a combined household income of less than R600 000 per annum
  • Preference will be given to students enrolled at public tertiary institutions in South Africa
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NFVF BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at; NFVF Bursary Application 2024

Applicants will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.

Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the NFVF Bursary.

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 acknowledgment of your application (on institution letterhead)
  • Breakdown of annual academic fees (on institution letterhead)
  • A motivational letter stating why you wish to study and work in the film industry (1 page) (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • If under 21 years old: parents, guardian, or partner 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 BURSARY

8 September 2023 (at 17:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

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CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary program, please contact the NFVF directly:
Applications Officers:
Thandekile Hlatshwayo – Tel: 011 483 0880 / Email: thandekileh@nfvf.co.za
Manti Sekwakwa Mmalebati – Tel: 011 483 0880 / Email: mantim@nfvf.co.za

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