The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has for the first time thrown its support behind the Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) taking place at the Durban Botanic Gardens this week
The NFVF and NEWF share a common objective of growing content in the film and television industry, particularly content that tells unique African narratives.
The NFVF is an agency of the Arts and Culture Department, created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa’s film and video industry. In its role as the national film funding body, the NFVF said it was important to be at the centre of conversations and initiatives pertaining to the film industry.
NEWF is a hub where wildlife and adventure filmmakers, photographers, scientists and conservationists in Africa converge to have robust conversations about how films can be effectively utilised in natural resource conservation.
The congress offers best practice sharing opportunities, a skills transfer platform and a space to recognise excellence in the wildlife genre.