The Write Project Film Fund was created for the specific purpose to promote the development and production of professionally produced filmed entertainment in Africa for exhibition internationally.
The two largest film industries in Africa currently contribute a total of $1 billion to the continent’s annual GDP. Nigerian film generates close to one million jobs, while the South African industry generates over 21,600.
African filmmakers face numerous challenges in financing and distributing their productions. The main goal of The Write Project is to boost Africa’s entrepreneurial creativity in the film industry by creating new jobs as the continent prepares for massive demographic waves. Our objective is to bring film investments to Africa, encourage the production of professional audiovisual works and promote international co-production.
The Write Project Film Fund is budgeted at $30 million annually.
Formed in February 2020, The Write Project Film Fund is a subsidiary of PSP Media Capital which is spearheaded by its Managing Director Brian Wu. It’s a next-generation global media finance company that is backed by multiple angel investors based in Los Angeles, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Hong Kong, China; and Cape Town, South Africa.
Submission of applications is now open for the following eligible projects:
- Feature Films
- Short Films (Scripts & Concepts)
- Documentaries (Scripts & Treatments)
- TV Series (Spec Scripts & Treatments)
The Write Project Fund’s mission is to provide vital working capital that enables production companies to create content that is recognised and trusted throughout the world. They will align with fully vetted and qualified feature film projects, which have a potential to succeed on the global stage in order to maximize long-term profits.
They are committed to building mutually-rewarding partnerships with film production companies, independent producers, distributors and creative talents. They hold commercial viability on par with artistic merit because they’re determined to get unique film projects out to the audiences who want them.
To learn more about the Write Project Fund and how you can apply click here.