Cannes International Film Festival – Call for project submissions to the NFVF

Independent filmmakers with completed projects that are ready for sale, or final polish scripts, can submit a synopsis of their projects for consideration.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, that was mandated to ensure the equitable growth of the South African film and video industry, will embark on a trip to the Cannes International Film Festival being held from the 14th of May 2019.

The festival brings together filmmakers and key decision makers from across the globe to conduct the business of film.

The NFVF will publish a catalogue and audiovisual file of projects from the 2018/19 period seeking either completion finance or sales agents.

Independent filmmakers with projects that have completed development (final polish scripts) or have completed projects that are ready for sale are requested to submit synopses of projects they would like to be considered for inclusion in the catalogue and/or pitch at sales events. Applicants are requested to email the following information:

  • A full synopsis of the project
  • Details of Key Creative Team
  • Tagline
  • High-resolution poster (300dpi)
  • Trailer / Promo (where available)
  • High-resolution production stills (where available)
  • Requirements (Funding/Sales Agent/Distribution)

Filmmakers should bear in mind that the NFVF reserves the right to select the films to be presented and included in the NFVF catalogue.

Deadline for submissions

12 April 2019


For project submissions, email all required documentation to and for queries, kindly email Bonolo Motshabi on or call 011 483 0880.

Opportunity Details:




Film Submissions

Contact Details:



011 483 0880