Activity within Namibia
The proposed project or activity must provide significant benefit to the Namibian film and television industry. Preference will be given to projects that have been developed by, or involve a significant role for, Namibians. Other funded activities, including industry and audience development activities must occur within Namibia and enable participation by Namibian audiences.
The NFC’s priorities for project funding are in the areas of: feature films, drama, and documentary and animation. Projects can be either series or one-off programmes but must be designed for theatrical release or television transmission.
In all cases, preference will be given to projects involving Namibian writers, directors and/or producers.
The NFC encourages the work of established and emerging Filmmakers who have embarked on a serious career in the film and television industry. They are expected to be Namibian residents working or aiming to work predominantly in the drama, animation and documentary production sector of the industry. Each Funding Programme is aimed at either experienced or emerging practitioners – two screen credits is the minimum requirements to qualify as an experienced filmmaker.
Practitioners employed on a full-time basis by television networks or training institutions are not eligible to apply.
A completed application form
Production and/or development budget
Production and development schedule
Company profile and registration
Synopsis-outline – pitching document-treatment-script
Cash-flow breakdown for each stage of production
Written confirmation of key peoples’ willingness to participate in filming
Written expressions of interest or commitment from broadcaster/distributor or other source of finance or evidence of attempts to secure this support
Examples of directors’ previous works
Key cast (for TV drama/feature film projects)
Proposed or anticipated marketing and distribution plans
Producer’s statement on rational of project and expected professional benefits to the team.