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R150 000 available from the Durban Film Office Micro Budget Film Programme

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Finance & Funding 11th Dec 2017 Durban Film Office


The Micro-budget Film Programme aims to support local emerging filmmakers and encourage the production of content in order to stimulate the local film industry. The programme seeks to develop a local model and brand of low budget film-making that is cost-effective, practical and commercially viable.

The Durban Film Office defines 'emerging' filmmaker as having acquired some experience producing a work which has earned industry or public attention, and is aspiring to write, direct or produce feature film length works.

The Micro-budget Film Programme offers R150, 000.00 for production of a feature length film.

The programme specifically targets fiction feature projects, and will run for a period of 12 months with an aim of producing 5 micro budget films per year.

Eligibility Criteria

Can I apply?

The project must be capable of being developed as a feature-length fictional (minimum 90 minutes) or documentary film (minimum 60 minutes).

At least 50% of the key creative team falls within the definition of being historically disadvantaged individuals as defined in the constitution of South Africa.

Principal photography must be located within the EThekwini Municipality.

A project with a minimum total production budget of R150 000 00.

Read the full article at Durban Film Office

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