KZN Film Commission: Bursaries 2023

KZN Film Commission: Bursaries 2023

KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) invites students to apply for a bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year

Bursary Application Closing date: 15 October 2022

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields only:

  • TV/ Film-related studies (Undergraduate only)
  • Animation-related studies (Undergraduate and Postgraduate)

Note: Acting qualifications are NOT covered.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, and prescribed textbooks.

Bursaries are awarded for one academic year at a time – students must reapply for funding each year.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – should you not receive feedback within by the end of January 2023 at the latest, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside with KwaZulu-Natal province
  • You must have completed Matric OR be currently in Matric
  • You must be studying or registering to study towards a TV/ Film or Animation-related qualification (minimum NQF level 6)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must intend on pursuing a career within the TV production/ Film/ Animation field
  • Preference will be given to students living with disabilities and previously disadvantaged students

How to apply

Students who meet all of the above criteria may email KZNFC to request an application form at:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric June results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ final results, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Letter of acceptance to study at a tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal (on institutions letterhead)
  • Tertiary institutes 2023 fee schedule (on institution’s letterhead)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of household income (not older than 3 months) (latest payslips or letter of employment if employed/ proof of SASSA grant if applicable/ pension slip if on pension/ affidavit if unemployed etc)
  • Parents/guardian’s bank statement with maintenance order/ affidavit, if separated or divorced
  • Proof of disability if disabled
  • Motivational letter explaining why you chose your field of study and why you should be awarded the bursary, including details of achievements/ academic prizes or awards if applicable

Applications must be submitted via email to: (Please insert the words “KZN Film Commission Bursary – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

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