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The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive (SA Emerging Black Film)

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive is available to South African black-owned qualifying productions. 

Objectives:

To nurture and capacitate emerging black filmmakers to take up big productions and contribute towards employment opportunities.

Benefits:

A rebate of up to 50% for the first R6 million of the Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE) and 25% thereafter. No cap is applicable for this rebate.

Eligible Enterprises:

  • South African black-owned qualifying productions with a total production budget of R1 million and above.

  • An applicant must be a registered Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle (SPCV) incorporated in the Republic of South Africa solely for the purpose of the production of the film or television project.

  • Have been in existence, operational and involved in the film industry for at least six months, with at least a 10-minute trailblazer or short film produced.

  • The holding/service company(ies) must have at least 65% South African black shareholders and the SPCV at least 75% South African black shareholders, of which the majority must play an active role in the production and be credited in that role.

  • An applicant must be the entity responsible for all the activities in the making of the production and must have access to full financial information for the entire production.

  • Both the applicant SPCV and holding/service company(ies) must comply with the requirements for B-BBEE as issued in the Government Gazette of 11 October 2013 in terms of the Codes of Good Practice.

  • Both the applicant SPCV and holding/service company (ies) must achieve at least a level three B-BBEE contribution status in terms of the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.

  • Both the applicant SPCV and holding/service company (ies) must submit a valid B-BBEE certificate issued by an accredited verification agency at application stage.

  • Only one film production, television drama or documentary series per entity per application is eligible for the incentive.

Application Forms and Guidelines:

Contacts:

Dimakatso Kgomo  DKGomo@thedti.gov.za    +27 (12) 394 1462