The Namibia Film Commission (NFC) and South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday.
Confirming the MoU on Facebook, NFC says it will set a path for the two countries to train film makers, do co-production, marketing as well as film distribution. The signing took place during the 37th of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) from June 16 till last Sunday. “We are certainly looking towards the long working relationship between these two countries,” says the chief executive officer of the NFVF, Zama Mkozi. NFC’s chairperson, Obed Emvula, says 47% of film productions that comes to Namibia are from South Africa hence the need to form firmer ties between the two countries.
This May NFC started a film production training requesting for resumes of interested Namibians, aged 18 and older who are passionate about filmmaking to be put on training such as the one to be provide through the MoU with South Africa. The programme focuses mainly on Production, Accounts, Art, Locations, Lighting, Grips, Sound, Video Tape Operator, Costume, Make Up, Props and Set Decor.