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about the fund

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) realises the investment promotion potential value of promoting the Eastern Cape
as a destination for hosting national & international film & television productions. The breath-taking film & television locations that the
province possesses makes it to be preferred film &television destination of choice. The funding is only available to productions will be
shooting their projects in the Eastern Cape.

Production Funding Categories

  • Feature Film            R 1.5 million

  • Drama/TV Series     R 2 million

  • Reality Shows          R 1.5 million

  • Telenovela’s             R 3 million

  • Documentaries       R 1 million

  • Animinations           R 1 million


Mandatory Requirements

All applying entities should:

  • Registered company/ Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle (SPCV)

  • Be Tax complaint.

  • Brief Project Synopsis

  • Pre-sale agreement/commission agreement/distribution agreement

  • Secure major budget of the total project.

  • Major shooting must happen in the Eastern Cape

  • Priority will be given to Eastern Cape based productions or productions are co-producing with local company.

  • Eastern Cape based filmmakers be employed/job shadowing with Heads of Departments during the production phase.

  • International productions must co-produce with South African registered company to qualify for funding.

Funding Evaluation Process


•    All applications will follow a rigorous internal governance process of ECDC.
•    The ECDC internal governance processes will deliberate and approve applications based on budget availability, economic impact
       and budget required.
•     All applications will be subjected to a commercial viability assessment, due diligence and document verification process.
•     ECDC Previously funded production companies but not completed/released their projects will not be considered.

Submission of Applications

Film & Television Production Funding Application Form must be submitted with the stipulated supporting documents to ECDC within six (6) weeks before the start of shooting dates in the Eastern Cape. Applications forms must be sent to:

Enquiries can be directed to Mr Songezo Boyisi at

Application forms can be downloaded from here. 

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