The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary is mostly aimed at disabled and previously disadvantaged students boasting strong academic records.
The bursary was created to assist beneficiaries studying/wishing to study film, animation, and various other film-related Degrees at recognized Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) tertiary institutions in Kwazulu Natal.
The bursary has been developed to assist beneficiaries with a clear path to employment in the film/animation industry, after the completion of their studies.
The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission was created in 2010 to help promote the film industry in the Province of Kwazulu Natal. The aim of the Commission is to help facilitate the transfer of skills, while simultaneously portraying the Province as a diverse and internationally competitive destination for filmmakers and animators alike.
The Kwazulu Natal Film Commission in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Economic Development, and the Department of Tourism helped establish the bursary program in 2014 to help fulfill this mandate.
Please note that bursary applications for the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary Programme will close on 15 October 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the bursary programme.
Students who have not received a response from the KwaZulu Film commission by the end of January 2022 should consider their application unsuccessful.
The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary Programme is aimed at employment equity candidates who are South African citizens. These candidates should be in their first year of study or in matric.
The bursary programme will cover the registration fees, tuition fees, study material fees, and accommodation fees of the successful applicants.
The bursary is valid for a period not exceeding 1 year, subject to renewal. Applicants who achieve strong academic results in the first beneficiary year of their degree may expect bursary renewal.
Prospective applicants need to satisfy all of the requirements of the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary in order to be considered for the Programme:
Please note that bursary preference will be given to the disabled and employment equity applicants.
The KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary Programme will provide successful applicants with financial assistance which will pay for the costs of the applicable degree.
The bursary will cover the costs of the:
Please note that the bursary will only cover the costs of the successful applicant for a period not exceeding one year. Successful applicants are entitled to reapply for funding at the end of the academic year.
Kindly note that students applying for the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary Programme should download and complete the online application form.
The following supporting information must be attached to the applicant’s application form upon submission:
Failure to adhere to the above-mentioned requirements will result in a rejected application.
Please note that the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary related queries:
● Tel: 031 003 9000
● E-mail: email@example.com
Please note that the granting of the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary is at the sole discretion of the Commission.