The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is calling for applications from local (KwaZulu-Natal) film producers to be part of the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission delegation that will be attending the DISCOP Kigali taking place from 12-14 December 2021 at the Kigali Convention Center.

Global and regional distributors will be joining Africa’s most buzzed-about creators for three days of pre-organized meetings with broadcasters, pay-tv services, mobile and streaming platforms, and major production houses servicing Sub-Saharan Africa.

The compact market will showcase finished content, adaptation rights, and projects in development. We will also help independents share their content and ideas, and get connected to representation, financing, distribution, and global buyers seeking local programming that can be rolled out worldwide.

Opening date for submissions: 02 November 2021

Closing date for submissions: 09 November 2021

Applications must include the following:

  • A fully completed KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission markets and festivals application form
  • All accompanying valid documents as per requirements on the application form
  • A motivation to attend the market that details how your attendance will assist your business and or your desired outcomes from your attendance of the festival
  • The invitation is open to producers with; TV series projects, feature films, short films and feature documentary film projects looking for co-producers, funders, distributors, or a combination of these
  • Invitation is only open to Tier 1 ,Tier 2 & Tier 3 producers (links of projects must be submitted as proof)
  • Invitation is also open to animation producers with projects currently in production or development
  • Producers must submit the Producer’s package of the project they are taking to the festival
  • The applicant is to state the stage in which their film is in, ie; development / production / complete
  • Detailed CV of the Producer or director, CV/ Profile of the applicant should demonstrate previous work done and include contactable references.
  • Valid proof of residence
  • Certified copy of passport

Submit your applications to

NB: All KZN Film Commission delegates will be required to submit attendance report within 14 days after the event.

Tier breakdown:

  • Tier 1: Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 theatrically released feature films, television fiction and/or non-fiction.
  • Tier 2: Filmmakers with limited experience but who have developed and produced 1-2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, and/or non-fiction, +short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production.
  • Tier 3: New entrants into the industry, particularly recent film school graduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • Emergent (A):

(Produced short film, 4-7 years in industry, No formal training at NQF level 6, Worked in industry as crew/assistant, Produced Micro-budget film/television/fiction or non-fiction)

  • Emergent (B)

(Completed degree or 3 national SETA certified diploma PDI Male and female, Recent graduate, Portfolio of Evidence, 0-3 years in industry)


Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted.

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