The Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and TV5MONDE are launching their second call for projects for the “Fonds Francophonie TV5MONDEplus” from March 10th to 20th. Financed by the OIF’s member states and donor governments, this fund gives “production and completion aid for French-speaking films and series from the South.” This new initiative hopes to promote French-speaking creation and its diversity.
Authors, directors and producers from the 37 French-speaking countries of the South can present “a project for a documentary, fiction or animated film (short or feature-length, one-off or series)”, according to the press release. A citizen of a French-speaking country or government must have participated in its creation. In accordance with TV5MONDE’s editorial charter, the projects presented must be in French. The organizers add that “funding will be granted to films which can be pre-purchased or co-produced for broadcast on the TV5MONDEplus platform exclusively for 36 months.”
Once the six members of the selection committee have studied all the projects, grants of between €400 to €500,000 will be allocated, and these can be combined with the OIF’s main fund, the Fonds Image de la Francophonie.
The list of films receiving aid in 2021 is available online.
The rules are available on the OIF web-site.