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Monday, June 18, 2018


Deadline: June 29, 2018, at 12h00 midday

EThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office is announcing its 2018/2019 call out for submissions for the Development Fund and Micro Budget Programme.

The Durban Film Office Development Fund Programme aims to support intermediate and experienced producers based in Durban who need to develop feature fiction or documentary projects for the local and / or international market. The programme will provide grant funding for two Durban film projects per annum, to a maximum of R250,000 per project towards the development of the project.

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 Micro-budget Film Programme offers R150,000 for Production of a feature length film. The programme specifically targets emerging filmmakers with fiction feature projects. The programme will run for a period of 12 months with an aim of producing 4 micro budget films.

The Development Fund and Micro Budget Programme Factsheets are also available on the website to assist with regards to evaluation criteria, contractual agreements, funding drawdowns etc.

Application forms can be collected at The Durban Film Office or upon request through email address supplied below. All applications must be hand-delivered to The Durban Film Office, 11th Floor Rennie House, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue, Durban, 4001

NB! One copy per project!

For application forms and any other information or queries contact: Sibongiseni Shangase on 031 311 4243 or email

Submissions are currently open and they close on June 29, 2018, at 12h00 midday.