Bursaries For 2021

KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary 2021-2022

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.

Closing Date of the Bursary

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. 

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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.

KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Requirements and Eligibility

Prospective applicants need to satisfy all of the requirements of the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary in order to be considered for the Programme:

  • Applications are open to South African citizens ONLY.
  • Applications are open to those who have successfully obtained their National Senior Certificate (NSC) or those in their final year of matric.
  • Applications are open to those studying/planning to study a film or animation related Degree.
  • Applications are open to those residing in the Province of Kwazulu Natal ONLY.
  • Applications are open to those studying/planning to study at a Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) recognised institution in Kwazulu Natal.
  • Applications are open to those boasting a strong academic record.
  • Applications are open to those planning on pursuing a career in animation / film.

Please note that bursary preference will be given to the disabled and employment equity applicants. 

KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary Coverage

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:

  • Registration fees of the successful applicant
  • Tuition fees of the successful applicant
  • Accomodation fees of the successful applicant
  • Study material of the successful applicant

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.

How to apply?

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:

  • A certified copy of the applicant’s ID card / book.
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s complete tertiary academic history (if any)
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s tertiary institution acceptance letter on an official letterhead
  • A certified copy of potential fees for the chosen tertiary institution on an official letterhead
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s household income
  • A letter of motivation indicating why the applicant believes they should be awarded the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary

Failure to adhere to the above-mentioned requirements will result in a rejected application. 

Contact Information

Please note that the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary related queries:

●      Tel: 031 003 9000 

●      E-mail:  bursary@kwazulunatalfilm.co.za

Please note that the granting of the KwaZulu Natal Film Commission Bursary is at the sole discretion of the Commission.