NFVF National Film & Video Foundation Bursary

NFVF National Film & Video Foundation Bursary

Name of the Organization : NFVF – National Film and Video Foundation


Scholarships/Bursaries : National Film and Video Foundation Bursary 2019

Applicable For : South African citizens & South African permanent residents only [Undergraduate and Postgraduate Diploma/ Degree Students]

Closing Date : 31 August annually


National Film & Video Foundation Bursary

** The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) was formed in order to ensure substantial growth of the film and video industry in South Africa, by providing funding for the development and training of filmmakers, as well as for producing, developing, distribution and marketing of films

Related / Similar Bursay NFVF International Bursary Applications 2022

National Bursaries

** The NFVF’s goal is to stimulate training & development to make the film and television industry more accessible for previously disadvantaged individuals and those with financial difficulties.

** This goal is achieved by awarding bursaries to students to attend various tertiary institutions world wide.

** Bursaries are aimed at students who are hard workers, have a passion for the industry but lack the financial resources to meet their ambition.

Application Criteria

** Student should be accepted and registered at an institution that offers formal tertiary qualifications.

** Should be able to demonstrate financial need, i.e. by submitting parent’s payslips etc.

** Should have proof of good academic results (secondary).

** Should submit a one page motivational letter demonstrating why the individual is a good candidate to receive a bursary.

** The letter should also include all the required information as per application form.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying

** South African citizen

** Strong academic record

** Completed Matric

** Registered or provisionally registered to study towards a full time Film/ TV qualification (Undergraduate/ Postgraduate Diploma or Degree)

** Registered or provisionally registered to study at a recognised tertiary institute in South Africa (preferably a public institute)

** Achieved a minimum overall average of 50% for past year of study

** Proven financial need (total annual household income of less than R600 000)

** *Preference will be given to students from previously disadvantage backgrounds

Internal Process

** Once you have applied and submitted all the required documents before the deadline, 31 August annually, an internal & external panel evaluates each application.

** Applicants are shortlisted and thereafter interviews are conducted to ensure that we award bursaries to the most appropriate students, who will ultimately become NFVF Ambassadors.

Important Factors

** Please ensure that all details on the application form are correct.

** If telephone numbers or addresses change, notify us immediately.

** If we are unable to contact you, the bursary will be awarded to another deserving student.

** Please ensure that all the required information is submitted to avoid the disqualification of your application.

** First year students receive 100% towards tuition fee only, thereafter we pay 80% towards tuition fee only.

** The rationale behind this is the result of minimal resources at our disposal as we endeavour to find a balance between the number of students we support & how much we contribute towards those bursaries.

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** The NFVF is a National Body and we therefore encourage students country-wide to apply for bursaries.

International Bursaries

** Individuals may apply to the NFVF for bursaries to support their studies at international tertiary institutions for film courses that are not available in South Africa. Due to minimal resources at the NFVF’s disposal, 100% bursaries will not be awarded.

Supporting Documents :

The following supporting documentation must be submitted together with an official application form

** A covering letter including personal motivation for study and its relevance to the applicant’s intended career path, as well as how the skills acquired will benefit South Africa.

** A letter of support from the international institution.

** Proof of excellence within the applicant’s field of competency.

How To Apply

Step 1 : Go to the link /NFVF/reglogin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx

Step 2 : Click on Register Now Link button

Register Now :

Step 1 : Enter Your First Name

Step 2 : Enter Your Sur Name

Step 3 : Enter Your Email Address

Step 4 : Re Enter Your Email Address

Step 5 : Enter the Catchall

Step 6 : Click on Register button.

You will be required to Register an account before you can Login and proceed with your bursary application.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application :

** ID document (certified copy of)

** Matric certificate, if available (certified copy of)

** Grade 11 final results AND Matric mid-year results, if Matric certificate not available (certified copies of)

** Latest tertiary academic results, if at tertiary level (certified copy of)

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** Proof of acceptance to study at a tertiary institute/ letter of receipt of application

** Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies of)

** Parents/ guardians proof of income, if you are dependent on them (certified copy of: bank statements AND latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of social grants if on a grant)

** Study fees breakdown from your tertiary institution

** Proof of any other bursary funding/ study loan

** Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded a bursary (one page only)

Note :

** Please note that certified documentation must not be older than 3 months old.


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