Cape Film Commission calls for submissions

The Cape Film Commission, the official government film agency in the Western Cape, has embarked on an initiative to brand Cape Town and the Western Cape as a “film friendly” destination and is seeking to partner with film festival organisers and tour operators, to promote film tourism, film festivals and the film industry in general.

Film tourism

The Cape Film Commission is looking to partner with three Cape Town tour operators (or location scouts) and three tour operators from the rest of the Western Cape (or location scouts), to create tours to famous film locations.

Interested parties need to submit their written proposals to the Cape Film Commission before October 28, 2011. Email info@capefilmcommission.co.za or post presentations in clearly marked envelopes to The Cape Film Commission, PO Box 5047, Cape Town, 8001.

Proposals must include:

  • Company registration and BEE certificate
  • Proof of residency in Cape Town or the Western Cape
  • Details of employees and CVs
  • Expertise and track record in this type of work
  • Type of vehicles available for tours
  • Languages spoken fluently by your team

Film festivals

A release from the Cape Film Commission states: “The CFC is aware of and supports some 20 film festivals annually. The level of international interest in attending festivals both by film buffs and industry should not be underestimated. The CFC wishes to develop an offer to promote internationally and locally, which will further enhance our status as a film friendly destination and assist you in building your festival attendances.

“We are therefore requesting that all interested parties running existing and established film festivals in the region advise us of their offer. The CFC will package this offer into an annual calendar of events detailing the brand of your festival, the content and type of audience you are seeking, together with dates and access to tickets etc. We wish to work closely with festival organisers on this initiative and look forward to including you in this marketing and promotion project.”

Interested parties need to submit their written proposals to the Cape Film Commission before October 28, 2011. Email to info@capefilmcommission.co.za or post presentations in clearly marked envelopes to The Cape Film Commission, PO Box 5047, Cape Town, 8001.

Proposals must include:

  • Name of festival
  • Location and venues
  • A brief synopsis of content and philosophy
  • Average number of attendees over the past three years
  • Dates the festival runs
  • Transport available to the venues
  • Any other relevant information
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