Association Partners

Animation SA

Animation SA represent the interests of the South African animation and VFX industry and its professionals. This resource is for any local professional pursuing a career in animation looking to increase their visibility, network and engage with their community.

Entertainment Globalisation Association

The Entertainment Globalization Association (EGA) is focused on ensuring the localization industry is positioned to meet the increasing demands of the entertainment sector. By creating standards, common tools, ensuring a pipeline of talent, and researching the impact of localization, EGA hopes to create sufficient scale to delight global audiences.

Independent Black Filmmakers Collective - IBFC

The Independent Black Filmmakers Collective (IBFC) is a membership-based non-profit organisation, a collaborative, business-to-business, networking and advocacy group that was formed by wholly black-owned audio-visual, companies and service providers. The IBFC's primary aim is to accelerate transformation, increase trade, job creation, skills and enterprise development, while engaging with business and government on issues of policy as “one voice”.

Independent Directors Association Africa

IDAA is committed to safeguarding the craft, artistry and the creative and economic rights of the director as essential components of the diversity of their work in Africa and beyond. To create networks of like-minded individuals who can help open doors, make introductions to other people, and create opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist. To fight for equal opportunities and better chances for everyone in the industry across our country despite color or gender. To enhance the recognition of Director's ideas, talents, duties, and to defend their integrity.

Independent Producers Organisation

The Independent Producers Organisation is a national organisation of independent South African film, television and digital producers. They aim to have producers recognised as the power behind a thriving, inclusive and globally competitive media production industry which maximises its economic contribution and job-creation potential by lobbying Government and other stakeholders.

Lawyers For The Arts South Africa

Lawyers for the Arts South Africa is a legal organization founded to address the lack of legal assistance tailored specifically to the South African arts sector. They assist creatives with negotiating and reviewing legal contractual transactions.

Reel Partners

Reel Partners NPC works with and for creative youth, leveraging the wider creative industry – visual and performance arts; film and electronic media. They develop creative talent via mentorship, internship opportunities and skills programs.


The Southern African Communications Industries Association is a not for profit organisation registered as a Section 21 company in South Africa. It is specifically designed to promote the adoption of professional standards and ethical business practice in the communications, events and entertainment industry throughout Southern Africa.

The SA Film Academy

The focus of the SA FILM Academy (SAFA) is human capital development, In-service training, skills transfer and film industry transformation, providing a vital bridge between education and employment. They offer remunerated, In-service training and ‘Learning-by-Doing’ on local & international productions and in production companies.


The South African Screen Federation (SASFED) is the national federation of independent film, television and audiovisual content industry organisations in South Africa. Founded in 2006 in response to Government’s call for the independent production sector to speak with a united voice, SASFED represents a broad spectrum of industry players, via affiliates representing several thousand individual members and hundreds of member companies employing up to a hundred staff.


Sisters Working in Film & Television (SWIFT) is a non-profit organisation committed to empowerment and access to equal opportunities for women, by advocating for change from the historical imbalances and a legacy that discriminated against them in South Africa. SWIFT advocates for gender parity and intersectionality across the audio-visual sector. 

Women in Music South Africa

Women in Music South Africa was established in 2020 during Women's Month as the first chapter of Women in Music, on the continent. Women in Music the 501(c)3 non-profit organization is committed to advancing equality, visibility and opportunities for women in the musical arts through education, support, empowerment and recognition. A diverse global community, WIM encompasses chapters around the world - from LA to Japan.

Writers Guild of South Africa

The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO). Their mission is to protect, empower and develop performance writers. The WGSA operates within the local film, television, radio, stage, animation, and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming). Their vision is to become, “a self-sustainable and united guild representing the collective interests of ALL performance writers.” Their mandate is governed by a constitution and a council. All activities are executed by volunteer council members and a part-time Executive Officer and Administrator.