Canada, South Africa reopen co-development incentive for television projects

Toronto and Johannesburg, September 19, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have reopened their joint incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian and South African producers. 

Now in its seventh year, the Canada-South Africa Co-development Incentive for Television Projects’ total budget is CAD 195,000 (approximately ZAR 2,722,103) with each funder contributing half of the sum.  

To qualify, projects must involve producers eligible under criteria from both organizations. Eligible projects are television programs in drama, documentary, and children’s and youth genres. Closing date for applications is October 19, 2023

Projects submitted for funding will be evaluated by representatives of the CMF and NFVF based on creative value, the track record of the involved producers, target audiences, and project viability. 

Read the incentive’s guidelines 

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 using the CMF’s Find A Coproducer tool. Profiles will be accessible to all, including potential partners from other countries. 

Industry contacts 

For the Canada Media Fund: 
Jill Samson 
[email protected] 

For the National Film & Video Foundation: 
Terrence Khumalo 
[email protected] 

Media contact 

Maxime Ruel 
Senior Manager, Communications 
[email protected] 

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. Visit our website for more information

About the National Film & Video Foundation 
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