NFC partners with SA's film foundation

25 Jun 2016 10:20am
WINDHOEK, 25 JUN (NAMPA) – The Namibia Film Commission (NFC) has partnered with South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) for the facilitation of training, skills exchange and the promotion of co-production of films between the two countries.
The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday during the Durban International Film Festival, underway from 16 to 26 June.
The NFC is a division in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the NFVF is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of South Africa.
The aim of the MoU is to create a framework for developing cooperative relations.
NFC Executive Secretary Florence Haifene said in a media statement issued on Wednesday that actions undertaken within this framework are intended to benefit each organisation and their respective members by generating opportunities for connecting audio-visual content production, as well as generating new economic activity in their respective countries.
She noted that specific provisions of the agreement included establishing an organisational level relationship between the parties to provide a framework to support and strengthen the respective parties' operational pillars.
The MoU also includes the promotion of co-production of films, television and other audio-visual content by Namibian and South African filmmakers, as well as production service business and on-location filming in both countries.
The agreement also includes the maintaining of a bilateral communication channel designed to share ideas and best practices on domestic and international film production and promotion, while facilitating the visits of producer delegations from the two countries.
Specific information to producers in regards to filming locations, regulations, incentives and clearance requirements in each jurisdiction of their respective countries should also be eased through the agreement.