The Film and Video Fund aims to establish a film industry in Namibia; to financially assist Namibia film producers; and to develop, produce and distribute Namibian film, video and television production projects.
The intention of the Namibian Film Commission’s funding and support schemes are to:
Increase the quantity and quality of film, television, animation and new media product produced in and by Namibians for Namibia and global audiences.
Create a sustainable industry within a global framework
Professionalise the industry
Create employment opportunities
Develop a national identity through film, television and new media
Expand export opportunities.
The overall purpose of the funding package
Funding of Project Development such as script and documentary development
Provide support to practitioners for skills development offered in association with accredited education providers
Development of companies to ensure sustainability through supporting a slate of projects
Support the development of a screen culture through audience development programmes
Investment in production of features and telemovies as well as dramas and soaps
Support animation and short films
Provide funding for time-critical material
Encourage the marketing and distribution of product and filmmakers’ attendance at markets and festivals.