Netflix Hardship Fund

Netflix Hardship Fund

The South African Screen Federation (SASFED), supported by the Independent Producers Organisation (IPO) and in collaboration with Netflix,has  announced a third round of applications for funding towards the COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund, providing relief to the hardest-hit workers in South Africa’s creative community.  For the first time, the fund will now be open to above-the-line roles alongside below-the-line workers prioritised in the previous two rounds of applications.

Applications for this round will commence from 20th September 2021 to 27th September 2021. Eligible members of the South African creative community are invited to apply for the fund by following the application process outlined at Tshikululu’s website (

The COVID-19 Film and Television Relief Fund was established in July 2020, with a second round of funding administered in March 2021. To date, a total of ZAR 15 million ($1 million USD) has been donated to provide relief to below-the-line workers whose livelihoods have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the third-round of funding, the qualifying eligible job positions have been expanded to include several above-the-line roles to increase opportunities for the creative industry in South Africa. Please visit Tshikululu’s website to view the eligible roles. Successful applicants will receive funding support of R15 000 per applicant.

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