Canada and South Africa renew codevelopment incentive

Toronto, September 24, 2020 – For the fourth year in a row, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have renewed their dedicated incentive for the codevelopment of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers. For details on the program, including guidelines and key dates, please click here.

To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organisations. Eligible projects are television programs in drama, documentary, children and youth genres. Closing date for applications is October 30, 2020.

The total amount of funding available through the Incentive is approximately CAD $195,000 or ZAR 2,400,000, with each funding organization contributing approximately half of the funds. The total maximum contribution for each project funded through the Incentive is CAD $65,000 or ZAR 800,000.

The CMF and NFVF have since 2017-2018 invested $346,000 in the codevelopment of nine audiovisual projects.

Finding an international partner

Producers interested in finding an international partner as part of this Incentive are invited to post a profile of their company on the CMF’s website by clicking here. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries.

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit

About NFVF
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. This is done by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry. For more information, visit


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André Ferreira
Canada Media Fund
Senior Communications Manager
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