The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive

The The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive, a sub-programme of  the  South  African  Film  and  Television  Production  and  Co-Production  Incentive,  is  to nurture and capacitate emerging black filmmakers to take up big productions and contribute towards employment opportunities.

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The South African Government takes cognisance of the significant contribution the film industry potentially has in stimulating the country’s economic growth, job creation and its role in facilitating dialogue for nation building.

As part of a process of continued promotion of the generation of local content through broadening access and participation in the economy, a new robust programme is thus provided in pursuit of promoting economic transformation of the film industry.

The  South  African  Emerging  Black  Filmmakers  Incentive  is  available  to  qualifying  South African black-owned productions with the total production budget of at least R500 0001.

For documentaries, the Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE) should be at least R500 000.

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive provides an incentive of fifty percent (50%) of the Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE). 

The  incentive  programme  offers  a  reimbursable  grant  to  the  maximum  of  R50  million  per qualifying project.

Incentive Calculations

The incentive is calculated at fifty percent (50%) of the Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE). 

The incentive is capped at a maximum grant of R50 million per qualifying project.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicant Eligibility Requirements:

Compliance with Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE)

The  SPCV  and  holding  company(ies)  must  be  in  compliance  with  the  requirements  for Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice;

The  SPCV  and  holding  company(ies)  must  achieve  at  least  a  level  two  (2)  B-BBEE contributor status in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice;

The SPCV and holding company(ies) must submit a valid B-BBEE certificate of compliance issued by an accredited verification agency at application stage.

The  applicants  must  demonstrate  that  they  fall  within  the  Grading  System.

The  applicant  must  demonstrate  that  they  adhere  to  an industry  specific  Code  of Professional Standards that includes sexual harassment and health and safety protocols.

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