The dti has good news for black film makers

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The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has initiated and is implementing the South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive, a sub-programme of the South African Film and Television Production and Co-Production Incentive, according to aa statement from the Minister Rob Davies. The incentive is developmental funding aimed at supporting new entrants in the film industry to capacitate them to take on big productions.
The Minister said: “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.“I hereby extend an invitation to prospective emerging black filmmakers in the industry to make use of this facility and to support the South African Government in realising its goals of growth, employment and equity,” Davies said.

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